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Drones law in Brazil
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Hello everyone !
Id like to ask if theres anything like official statement from DJI bout Mavic Mini in Brazil. Some time ago when Mini was released everyone in Brazil was concerned because of what guy from DECEA said (DECEA is department of aerial space in Brazil). They said that mavic mini need to be register like all others drones with weight more than 250 gram coz according to brazil's law weight of drone need to be measured with all add-ons like propeller guards etc. created for that exact model. Some time after that i found a video on youtube where someone is talking about situation and that DJI checked all that before releasing Mavic Mini and theres no need to register that model in DECEA, only thing that is necessary to have is a homologation from ANATEL (coz of radio waves).
So my question - is there any official statement from DJI (which im sure involved they lawyers in that case coz weight and fact that you DONT NEED to register are the main features of mavic mini and if law in Brazil would be different they would also change something like in Japan version) about all that situation ?
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General Rules for Flying a Drone in Brazil
Based on our research and interpretation of the laws, here are the most important rules to know for flying a drone in Brazil.

  • Drone pilots must be a minimum of 18 years of age.
  • Drone pilots cannot operate more than one drone at the same time.
  • Drone pilots must maintain a visual line of sight with their drone at all times.
  • Drone pilots flying a drone that weighs over .55 lbs (250g) must hold insurance that covers damage to third parties.
  • Any drone that weighs over .55 lbs (250g) must be registered in ANAC’s Unmanned Aircraft System (SISANT), and the registration ID must be accessible on the UAV. Access the registry here.
  • As a general rule, drones that weigh over .55 lbs (250g) may only fly in areas 98 feet (30m) or more away from people not involved in the flight, under the full responsibility of the pilot operator and according to rules of use of the Department of Airspace Control (DECEA) airspace. If there is a protective barrier between the equipment and the persons specified, this distance need not be observed.
  • Flying is not allowed over prisons, military facilities, or other critical infrastructure.
  • Flying is not allowed 98 feet (30m) or less from a building.
  • Flying is not allowed over people.
  • If flying three to five nautical miles from an airport the maximum altitude allowed is 100 feet. If flying five miles from an airport the maximum altitude allowed is 100 to 400 feet. Flights closer to an airport than three miles require a NOTAM issued by SARPAS.
  • To fly a drone that weighs over .55 lbs (250g) closer than 98 feet (30m) to people it is necessary that the people agree in advance to the operation.
Autonomous operations of drones (that is, the use of drones where the remote pilot is not able to intervene) are prohibited. Autonomous drone operations are different from automated drone operations, in which the remote pilot can intervene at any point.
Depending on the details of your operations, a license might be required. Scroll down to learn more about licensing in Brazil.

Know something we don’t about drone laws in Brazil? Send us an email at We are not international aviation attorneys and do our best to keep this page up-to-date for drone pilots, but the reality is that given the pace of the small unmanned aerial system (sUAS) industry and how governments are responding, drone regulations in Brazil can change throughout the year, and those changes can be hard to track. If we missed something, please reach out to let us know.

Licensing Requirements for Flying a Drone in Brazil

If you’re flying a drone that weighs less than .55 lbs and you’re flying under 400 feet then ANAC considers you licensed for its purposes, and you don’t need any additional documentation.

On the other hand, a license is required by ANAC in these circumstances:

  • Class 1: Your drone weighs more than 330 lbs and you want to fly above 400 feet.
  • Class 2: Your drone weighs between 55 lbs and 330 lbs and you want to fly above 400 feet.
  • Class 3: Your drone weighs 55 lbs or less and you want to fly above 400 feet.
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Hi. Thank you for reaching out to DJI Forum. If your DJI Mavic Mini is the FCC version, then you can fly it in countries and regions of FCC and SRRC, as well as 5.8 GHz-supported CE countries and regions. In an unobstructed environment free of interference, the FCC DJI Mavic Mini’s max image transmission distance can reach 4 km in the FCC countries and regions,can reach 2.5 km in the SRRC countries and regions, and can reach 500 m in 5.8 GHz-supported CE countries and regions. If you have further query, please feel free to post it here at DJI Forum, we are here to help. Thank you.

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