Guide to the use of drones

No-fly zone

Within a radius of 1,000 m around the airport site and within a lateral distance of 1,000 m of the runway centre lines, which are extended by 5 km in the direction of approach and departure, there is a ban on flying drones in the open category.

Flying drones within the no-fly zone without authorisation is illegal. Infringements can lead to dangerous interference with air traffic in accordance with Section 315 German Penal Code (StGB) and can be punished with a fine or imprisonment.

Illustration of the no-fly zones

Application for air traffic control authorisations for drones

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Behaviour in the event of drone sightings

  • If you see a drone within the no-fly zone, report it as quickly as possible to the police via the telephone number 110 or the Airport Operations Centre via 08331/9725-600.
  • Describe the sighting location and the appearance of the drone as accurately as possible.
  • Observe the pilot and the drone without endangering yourself. Photos can also aid the police in their investigation.

Flying drones, but within the boundaries of the law!

Section 21h German Aviation Ordinance (LuftVO) allows the operation of drones in the special category in no-fly zones after a corresponding authorisation by the Federal Aviation Office (LBA) or the state aviation authority. As to which authority is responsible for you depends on your place of residence or the registered office of your company. Information on operating licencesSection 21i German Aviation Ordinance (LuftVO) allows the operation of drones in the open category following authorisation by the state aviation authority in whose jurisdiction the no-fly zone lies.In addition thereto, you will also require authorisation from air traffic control to fly within a control zone. The air navigation service provider DFS Aviation Services GmbH is responsible for Memmingen Airport.

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