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GMG
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I'm off to the Spanish Pyrenees and was wondering if anyone can offer the latest on laws and any links for no-fly maps.  I'm particularly interested in knowing whether non-residents of Spain, who don't have a licence are able to fly and, if so, what they need to do to do so.  I've heard Spain is quite stringent on drone use (this link for example is pretty dire), so any details from locals would be very welcome.


2017-2-24
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Barney2k
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Seems to be a bit more detail here, including links to the relevant regulation - http://uavcoach.com/drone-laws-in-spain/
2017-2-24
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Flybee
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here is a thread that gives some information in a lot of countries

http://forum.dji.com/thread-66883-1-1.html
2017-2-24
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GMG
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Flybee Posted at 2017-2-24 05:22
here is a thread that gives some information in a lot of countries

http://forum.dji.com/thread-66883-1-1.html

I'd left a request on that discussion weeks ago and there's still nothing about Spain on it.
2017-2-24
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GMG
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Barney2k Posted at 2017-2-24 04:42
Seems to be a bit more detail here, including links to the relevant regulation - http://uavcoach.com/drone-laws-in-spain/

Thanks.  A quick look at the page isn't promising.  Looks like I might have to fly the Pyrenees from across the border, in France.  
2017-2-24
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Hi, I am from Spain, and run the informational Web page about drones https://solodronesbaratos.com  To tell you the truth Spain is not that restringent on the drone use. Nevertheless you can find very concrete information on the subject in this link: https://solodronesbaratos.com/drones-espana/  If you dont know spanish, tell me so I can translate for you. Best regards
2017-5-19
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I flew the Mavic last Christmas in Spain. Flew it at a local park in Alameda de Osuna outside of Madrid and in the mountains about 20km from El Escorial. Actually a priest hiking the old Roman road was really interested in the drone. All in all, no one complained, but I made sure to be mindful of anything that would get me in trouble.
2017-5-19
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GMG
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Hopefully I'll visit again before too long and have another shot at flying there.
2017-5-26
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carmenheras
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In Spain the laws are restrictive for professional drones. Drones for personal use are governed by standards applied to model aircraft. You have more information at the following link Drones Baratos Ya!
2017-6-6
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I found this that basically tells you what u can and cannot do with a dron. It is in Spanish, but it can help you.


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2017-7-7
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Goprokiller
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I live in Spain and I waiting for my new DJI Spark to do some tests and add them to my review: http://goprokiller.com/drones-con-camara/dji-spark/
2017-7-19
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Spanish Drone Posted at 2017-5-19 05:28
Hi, I am from Spain, and run the informational Web page about drones https://solodronesbaratos.com  To tell you the truth Spain is not that restringent on the drone use. Nevertheless you can find very concrete information on the subject in this link: https://solodronesbaratos.com/drones-espana/  If you dont know spanish, tell me so I can translate for you. Best regards

Hi!! Is it possible to fly in Monserrat or at Bunker del Carmel? I really hope to hear from you.

2017-12-4
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Welsh Mavic
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I saw a vid on yt where a guy got caught flying in a national park and apparently got hit with a huge fine, he is quite a regular drone pilot on yt will do a quick search ...



Not mainland by the looks but that will not matter I guess.

Just ask at the local cops station, fly safe and fly free.
2017-12-4
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Welsh Mavic
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Video above is well worth watching lol.
2017-12-4
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fredt59
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You can find a map with the different restricted areas on this site: http://www.icarusrpa.info
2017-12-4
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fredt59 Posted at 2017-12-4 11:14
You can find a map with the different restricted areas on this site: http://www.icarusrpa.info

There's no information what those color codes mean? At least not in english.

Any chance go get help for them? Also - does that mean that where there is no any markings, you can fly your drone without any worries?
2017-12-13
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Welsh Mavic Posted at 2017-12-4 09:57
I saw a vid on yt where a guy got caught flying in a national park and apparently got hit with a huge fine, he is quite a regular drone pilot on yt will do a quick search ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nn72Q-eY2FA

It's restricted airspace. NOTHING is allowed to fly there. Respect the airspaces.
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15matjan
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user1303a13050 Posted at 2017-12-4 09:24
Hi!! Is it possible to fly in Monserrat or at Bunker del Carmel? I really hope to hear from you.

Montserrat is a national park. You can't fly there as well as in no other national park in Spain.
2018-1-26
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Welsh Mavic
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fans9f241052 Posted at 2018-1-26 13:06
It's restricted airspace. NOTHING is allowed to fly there. Respect the airspaces.

lol, the birds seem to go where they wish.
2018-1-26
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Following. This summer we're sending our videographer to Spain with a team of volunteers to do some hospitality work and we don't want him slapped with a fine for a harmless non-profit gig. They're staying in Ligonde, Spain just outside of Lugo in some gorgeous countryside—well away from urban setting. Thoughts?
2018-2-1
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15matjan
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Sky Highland Posted at 2018-2-1 13:48
Following. This summer we're sending our videographer to Spain with a team of volunteers to do some hospitality work and we don't want him slapped with a fine for a harmless non-profit gig. They're staying in Ligonde, Spain just outside of Lugo in some gorgeous countryside—well away from urban setting. Thoughts?

Check up to date AIP on AIP Spain to get to know about flight restrictions if any in that area.
Otherwise, no night flights, no flights over urban areas, no higher than 120m and no BVLOS.
2018-2-1
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15matjan Posted at 2018-2-1 13:54
Check up to date AIP on AIP Spain to get to know about flight restrictions if any in that area.
Otherwise, no night flights, no flights over urban areas, no higher than 120m and no BVLOS.

Hi, new to this forum, and to drones... what does BVLOS mean?
2018-2-20
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Blizzard
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LO QUE DEBES SABER SOBRE TUS DRONES ESPAÑA
La legislacion sobre drones por AESA
Nunca puedo perder el drone de vista, es decir, no puede estar a una distancia que no nos permita verlo, ni detrás de obstáculos que no nos permitan saber exactamente donde se encuentra el drone.
No podemos superar los 120m de altura (como podéis ver en esta Web, los Mini Drone y los Drones de Iniciación no lo superan nunca por el alcance que permiten desde el mando de radiocontrol, pero los Drones Profesionales lo pueden superar con creces).
Según la normativa de drones, no tenemos la obligación de tener el título de piloto, pero sí de volarlo con seguridad.
Drone volando sobre una vivienda y un bosque incumpliendo la normativa de Drones España
Solo podemos volar drones en España en zonas adecuadas para ello. En este punto la ley no es demasiado concreta, pero parece de sentido común que zonas adecuadas para volar drones sean lugares de vuelo de aeromodelismo, zonas despobladas, fincas y prados que estén alejados de la ciudad, etc. Recordad que el mayor peligro de un drone es que pueda caer sobre alguien desde gran altura, o chocar a gran velocidad, pudiendo causar una lesión importante.
Si causamos daños personales o materiales, la legislación de drones en España indica que los responsables somos nosotros por ser los que manejamos el drone.

LO QUE NO PUEDES HACER NUNCA CON TUS DRONES ESPAÑA

Los puntos que debemos evitar al pilotar nuestros drone según la normativa española

Would it be possible to translate this in English?
Thx!
2018-2-20
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GOOGLE TRANSLATER

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT YOUR DRONES SPAIN
The legislation on drones by AESA
I can never lose the drone of sight, that is, it can not be at a distance that does not allow us to see it, nor behind obstacles that do not allow us to know exactly where the drone is.
We can not exceed 120m in height (as you can see on this website, the Mini Drone and the Initiation Drones never exceed it by the scope they allow from the radio control, but the Professional Drones can overcome it with a lot).
According to the drone regulations, we do not have the obligation to have the title of pilot, but to fly it safely.
Drone flying over a house and a forest in breach of the regulations of Drones Spain
We can only fly drones in Spain in suitable areas for it. At this point the law is not too concrete, but it seems common sense that suitable areas to fly drones are flight locations of aeromodelling, depopulated areas, farms and meadows that are far from the city, etc. Remember that the greatest danger of a drone is that it can fall on someone from a great height, or crash at high speed, causing a serious injury.
If we cause personal or material damages, the drone legislation in Spain indicates that we are responsible for being the ones who manage the drone.

WHAT YOU CAN NEVER DO WITH YOUR DRONES SPAIN

The points we should avoid when piloting our drone according to Spanish regulations
2018-2-20
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Welsh Mavic Posted at 2017-12-4 09:57
I saw a vid on yt where a guy got caught flying in a national park and apparently got hit with a huge fine, he is quite a regular drone pilot on yt will do a quick search ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nn72Q-eY2FA

Maybe the helicopter flights that can be booked there are the cause drones are not permitted? :-)
At least he did not had to pay the fee.
2018-2-20
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takmack Posted at 2018-2-20 08:32
Hi, new to this forum, and to drones... what does BVLOS mean?

BVLOS - beyond visual line of sight.

In fact Spanish (and most EU) rules, on one hand allow to fly not more than 500m (horitzontal distance from pilot or observer) and, on the other hand, oblige the pilot to have the drone always on sight. The  most restrictive prevails.
2018-2-20
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xfirf_ Posted at 2018-2-20 13:32
Maybe the helicopter flights that can be booked there are the cause drones are not permitted? :-)
At least he did not had to pay the fee.

Actually, they have fined him after all. They have sent him a fine over email on the fact, that he has posted a video proving that he broke the rules.
2018-3-12
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In addition to National Parks / Parque Nacional Spain also have Natural Parks / Parque Natural. I have tried to find out if the same rules apply here or if its allowed to fly in a Parque Natural but have not found any info. Anybody here knows?
2018-3-16
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Airwater
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I have the Icarus app and apparently there are not restrictions in all of the national parks unless the app is missing this critical info. Either way, stay out of trouble in these authoritarian countries.
2018-3-18
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fredt59 Posted at 2017-12-4 11:14
You can find a map with the different restricted areas on this site: http://www.icarusrpa.info

It looks like most of Mallorca is unavailable for drones with a camera :-(

2018-3-25
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OldFaflyers
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I have heard if you come in as a tourist they confiscate your drone and return it to you when you leave the country.  Is this fact?? Spain is only 1 of few countries I am visiting. I dont like the idea of leaving my drone with them. Spain is a spoiler for my European trip
2018-3-30
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2018-9-18
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OldFaflyers Posted at 2018-3-30 14:01
I have heard if you come in as a tourist they confiscate your drone and return it to you when you leave the country.  Is this fact?? Spain is only 1 of few countries I am visiting. I dont like the idea of leaving my drone with them. Spain is a spoiler for my European trip

No, it’s not true!
Nobody takes away your drone in Spain if you don’t brake the rules!
I live in Barcelona

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2018-9-19
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Hi¡ One of my friend is police and he received a course about legislation recently, he send me the main points that you have to know about to fly a drone in Spain. Here it´s the sumary: https://www.losmejoresdrones.es/normativa-drones-espana/ Normativa Drones España
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Spanish Drone Posted at 2017-5-19 05:28
Hi, I am from Spain, and run the informational Web page about drones https://solodronesbaratos.com  To tell you the truth Spain is not that restringent on the drone use. Nevertheless you can find very concrete information on the subject in this link: https://solodronesbaratos.com/drones-espana/  If you dont know spanish, tell me so I can translate for you. Best regards

I have read your comment and have visited the website that you reference.   I'll be hiking in the Catalan region and want to use my small drone under the recreational rules to take some pictures.   I know that Spain's national parks are off limits to drones.   My question is can you fly in the Parc Naturel in that area?  The Airmap app shows no restrictions.   Thanks.
2019-6-6
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La mejor información la puedes encontrar en enaire y sobre drones te recomiendo esta pagina drones
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Fuzileiro_2005 Posted at 2017-7-7 11:28
I found this that basically tells you what u can and cannot do with a dron. It is in Spanish, but it can help you.
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Thank you for the information, I just bought a drone in the store drones baratos and I want to try in madrid.
2019-10-21
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This is the drone I bought.
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Here's a better picture.


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La mejor información y noticias sobre drones en: https://www.compralobueno.com/drones/ DJI Mavic Air 2
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