Drone Laws in Switzerland

drone-laws-in-switzerlandSwitzerland Regional Governing Body

Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA)

State Law, Aviation

UAV specifics:

http://www.bazl.admin.ch/dienstleistungen/02658/index.html?lang=de

http://www.admin.ch/opc/de/classified-compilation/19940351/index.html

Regulations:

For vehicles over 30kg: (Article 14)
http://www.admin.ch/opc/de/classified-compilation/19940351/index.html#a5

For vehicles under 30kg: (Article 17)
http://www.admin.ch/opc/de/classified-compilation/19940351/index.html#a5

Applying for an Operators’ Certificate:

If you are flying without direct eye contact or over crowds, a license is required.
http://www.bazl.admin.ch/dienstleistungen/02658/03845/index.html?lang=de

http://www.bazl.admin.ch/dienstleistungen/02658/03845/index.html?lang=de&download=NHzLpZeg7t,lnp6I0NTU042l2Z6ln1acy4Zn4Z2qZpnO2Yuq2Z6gpJCDfX16fGym162epYbg2c_JjKbNoKSn6A–

Model Aircraft

Article 17
http://www.admin.ch/opc/de/classified-compilation/19940351/index.html#a5

UAV Operator Qualification Requirements

Over 30kg, a license issued by FOCA.

Under 30kg, a FOCA issued license is required for flying over crowds or without direct eye contact.

Additional Guidelines

Guidance for an Authorisation for Low Level Operation of RPAS (GALLO):
http://www.bazl.admin.ch/experten/luftfahrzeuge/03188/index.html?lang=en&download=NHzLpZeg7t,lnJ6IzdeIp96km56VlW1qmpROqdayYLGH4crdzYam3aiFfm2ruWym162epYbg2c_JjKbNoKOn6A–&.doc