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Flying in Italy, what you can, what you can't
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Inspire_Max
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'Morning,

found this nice article useful for those who are coming in Italy bringing their drones...

Hope this is of help

Have nice flights.

Flying in Italy, what you can, what you can't
2017-8-28 20:42:43
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DJI Diana
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China
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It may help others, thank you for sharing, happy flying!
2017-8-28 21:18:51
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rnrnrn
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Germany
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Thanks for the rules' overview. They are quite restrictive but usable nonetheless. I wouldn't normally hesitate to fly further than 200m away from my location (especially with the goggles on) so one more thing to take under consideration.

Cheers!
2017-8-29 02:59:31
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Montfrooij
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Thanks for the info!
2017-8-29 05:42:28
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FlyingFish82
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thanks for the article, i am planning on traveling to italy and i always look for information to be educated about flying laws and restrictions wherever i travel to. Cheers!
2017-8-29 06:49:00
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VictorMike
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There are things taken out of context on that website specifically flying in cities and towns which you are allowed to do just over unpopulated areas like the outskirts. You should also be versed in understanding restricted and prohibited airspace, especially knowing when they are active which can be found in the NOTAMs for whatever country you visit. Don't rely on 3rd party information for legal advice, and when in doubt just ask the local authorities. The Carabinieri in Italy are good people, they are there to help you. Almost every town or city will have an outpost that you can email or even visit. When you fly your drone somewhere just ask yourself if you would fly it in a place of the same caliber in your home country, if that answer is no, resist the urge. I have attached the text of the ENAC law that applies for hobby flyers.


SECTION VII
Model Aircraft
Art. 35

General provisions

1. Model aircraft operator is responsible for operating aerial vehicle such as not to endanger persons or property on the ground and other airspace users, to maintain separation from obstacles, to avoid collisions during flights and to give way to any other airspace users.

2. Model aircraft operator is responsible for obtaining any permissions concerning the electromagnetic spectrum for the frequency used by the radio-control and for the respect of any relevant obligations.

3. Airspace reservation is not required if:

a) Model aircraft have the following characteristics:

1) Operating take-off mass less than 25 kg;

2) Maximum wing area of 500 dm2

3) Maximum wing loading of 250 g/dm2

4) Maximum total displacement of piston engine of 250 cm3; or maximum total electric power of 15 kW or maximum total thrust of turbine engines of 25 kg (250 N) or maximum total power of turboprop engines of 15 kW;

5) free flight or circular tethered flight;

6) hot-air balloons with the total weight of the gas container for the burners not exceeding 5 kg; and

b) the activity meets the following requirements:

1) is carried out in daylight and model aircraft operator maintains direct visual contact with the model aircraft, without aid of optical and/or electronic devices;

2) is conducted within specific areas selected by model aircraft operator, up to maximum height of 70 m AGL, within maximum radius of 200 m, over unpopulated areas, far enough from buildings, sensitive infrastructures and facilities;

3) outside ATZ or at a distance greater than 5 km from the airport (ARP o published geographic coordinates) where the ATZ is not established;

4) outside CTR;

5) outside active restricted areas and prohibited areas.

4. When operations do not meet the requirements set forth in points point 3 above, activities shall be carried out within areas established by ENAC for model aircraft activities or, alternatively, within segregated airspace. In case of operations above 70 m AGL, model aircraft operator shall hold a qualification for flying model aircraft issued by Aero Club of Italy.

When weight and power/thrust conditions do not meet requirements set forth in point 3.a) above, operator shall be at least 18 years old and shall hold the qualification for flying model aircraft issued by Aero Club of Italy.

5. In case of interfering traffic, model aircraft shall not have right of way and shall be kept at a safety height such as not to endanger other aircraft.

6. Model aircraft operator shall respect all the provisions issued by local administrative authority.

7. Model aircraft operating over public areas shall not have installed any device/system which enables it to be used for specialised operations.

8. Model aircraft air shows and operations of model aircraft during air shows shall be carried out according to Aero Club of Italy provisions.

9. Class FAI F1 free flight model aircraft with mass less than 1,5 kg, circular tethered model aircraft and model aircraft used indoor are outside the scope of this Regulation.
2017-8-29 07:04:03
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