In Germany, the owners of drones will issue a license and special permissions

The German government has approved new rules for the possession and use of drones in the private sector with the aim to regulate the use of drones to avoid accidents and to protect the privacy of citizens. About this reports Deutsche Welle.

According to the publication, in Germany, in 2016 there were about 400 000 drones.

It is known that the government ruled include the liabilities of the owners of drones to issue special licenses for drone use in certain weight categories.

Also under the new rules, the owners of drones will either have to pass a test on the use of drones or have a pilot’s license and be at least 16 years old to obtain a license to own unmanned aerial vehicles that weigh more than 2 kg.

For drones weighing five kilograms or more, or for the use of unmanned aerial vehicles at night, from government agencies will need to obtain a special permit. At the same time, aviation clubs will be exempt from these rules.

In addition, the Federal Ministry of traffic proposed mandatory labeling and strict rules on the permitted places of use of drones. The new rules provide that bespilotniki weighing more than a quarter of a kilogram will have to have a notation which will indicate name, surname and address of the owner.

In addition, there will be a ban on flying drones near residential areas at altitude above a residential house without the consent of the owner of the house or its occupants. The use of drones will also be banned in national parks, prisons, factories, above the crowds or in places where the police or firefighters. The new rules also stipulate the establishment of maximum altitude drones not higher than 100 meters.

The publication also recalls that the use of drones by private owners in Germany already banned in airports and their surroundings.

In order for the government’s proposed rules become law, they must be approved by the Federal Assembly.

Recall, the world’s first drone laws adopted Australia.

In Germany, the owners of drones will issue a license and special permissions 19.01.2017

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