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Regulations in France

minisys

Junior Member
#1
Hi,
can't be there as it's mid-week :( but I might enlight you with some regulation :
- french equivalent of FAA (DGAC) has some very specific rules when it comes to UAV carrying camera, some overview here : http://www.drone-rc.com/reglementation (sorry in french, but pictures at the end might help).
- about your location, please check details about airways and zone here : http://carte.f-aero.fr/carte-aero-v2/ (to find the location best is to start from Marseilles south-east, and clim up a little bit) :
* there is a totally restricted area south Vinon because of a sensible facility there
* at the west of Vinon there is an airfield practicing aerobatics http://www.manosque-vinon.aero/ (maybe it's your location ?)
* the whole area is reglemented up 7500ft which is ok for RC as the max authorised height is 150m (492ft)
Please note that knowledge is purely "amateur", best is to check with a local pro.

hope that helps and that you'll enjoy your trip

regards
 

bepilot

Junior Member
#3
Hi,
can't be there as it's mid-week :( but I might enlight you with some regulation :
- french equivalent of FAA (DGAC) has some very specific rules when it comes to UAV carrying camera, some overview here : http://www.drone-rc.com/reglementation (sorry in french, but pictures at the end might help).
Caution, the link you posted is hosted by a pro-drone company doing this for its living, not the official "French FAA"!
"French FAA" has since softened its quite hardcorish rulings for the amateurs we are.
This started like this: http://www.helicomicro.com/reglementation-point-dgac/
And is now official on their site:
http://www.developpement-durable.gouv.fr/Drones-civils-loisir-aeromodelisme

For the rest I completely agree with you, study the local rulings before coming, just like any well trained VFR pilot would do preparing a flight (thx god 5.8Ghz avoids me wandering too far :eek: ).
LFNF is the ICAO code for the flying field Vinon on http://carte.f-aero.fr/carte-aero-v2/
 

minisys

Junior Member
#4
Hi bepilot
thanks for the clarification over softned rules, BTW the website you quote is a very good one. So as long :
- you don't broadcast the video shot,
- that you respect the max 150m heigth
- no flights over cities nor crowd
- you don't shot with the camera any private buildings nor people face (without explicit consent)
then you are fine :)
(but as said, check with local competent people)

regards,
 
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minisys

Junior Member
#5
Hi,
in addition this site translate visulaly autorised/not autorised area :
http://www.aip-drones.fr/carte/aip-drones/ typein VINON upper right choose VINON LFNF, and tick both ANNEXE I - Drones & Annexe II) you see that because off Manausque hospital and LFNF, some fly over Durance are banned south Manausque and around you need to respect the 150/330/500 ft max height also translate in colors
regards