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Using drones in South Tyrol

Drones are versatile and are getting more popular every year. An increasing number of persons is using drones – privately as well as commercially. Taking photos and filming with drones creating fascinating aerial shots is extremely popular. The more drones are on the way in the air, the bigger is the risk of collisions and accidents. Therefore, those who have drones must follow several rules.

The rules of the Regolamento Mezzi Aeri Pilotaggio Remoto by the civil Italian aviation authority ENAC (Ente Nazionale Aviazione Civile) are applied for the use of drones in South Tyrol. On the website of ENAC, you can currently find the Italian version only of this quite complex regulation.

Uniform rules in the EU

The current version of the Regolamento Mezzi Aeri Pilotaggio Remoto has entered into force on 15th December 2019. However, there are several transitional measures (see article 37 in the final section of the regulation). This version includes fundamental changes as it takes account of the provisions of the EU regulation that is going to come into force on 1st July 2020. We will not list all changes here and will mention only a few of them. It is highly important that liability insurance is mandatory for all drones.

Moreover, all drones used for leisure activities from a weight of 250 g as well as all drones used for commercial purposes must be registered by the responsible person or owner on the portal D-Flight. For the activity of flying with drones, a proof of competence is required, whose evidence can be provided by completing an online course. Also, the Regolamento Mezzi Aeri Pilotaggio Remoto only includes a definition for an Automobile giocattolo (a toy able to fly) and the definition about what a Aeromodello is, was made more restrictive.

Compliance with the regulations & consideration

If you would like to fly with a drone in South Tyrol, you should inform yourselves thoroughly. In fact, this helps to avoid penalties, but also to increase security and the consideration of other peoples’ privacy. Local residents or tourists, professional photographer or passionate blogger – it is always important to treat nature, people and animals in South Tyrol the best way possible in order that everyone can enjoy the beauty of the Alpine and Mediterranean landscape to the fullest.

Further information:

ENAC Bozen
Phone: +39 0471 252777

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