Was recently approached by a guy who recently had moved to Denmark, and wanted to buy a DJI Mavic, and primarily go fly and have have some fun.
I wrote him this little guide and I thought I would share it quickly with anyone interested.
The basic rule set is quite simple:
- Minimum distance to private property is 150 meters.
- Minimum distance to main roads 150 meters, from my understanding the definition of main roads are large roads with high traffic or roads with a road number assigned. Check Google maps for the big roads. That is my approach.
- Minimum distance to military airports 8 km.
- Minimum distance to public airports 5 km, This also includes small landing strips if there are hangars or similar next to the the landing strip.
- Maximum flight altitude 100 meters above terrain, Not sea level :-)
- It is not allowed to fly over people. Think large crowds of people you can't avoid flying over individuals biking and hiking now and then.
- Flying in urban areas are not allowed.
- Last but not least you have to have insurance, talk to your insurance company. I wrote mine right away when the law came and as it turned out my household insurance already covers drones under 7 kg.
The rules for flying in urban locations and within the city boundaries:
To be able to fly within urban areas you have to acquire a commercial licence, and fly for a commercial purpose.
Meaning that even though you spend a ton of money on a commercial license you can't fly for fun in the city anyways. Flying within the city limit requires a purpose, this could be photographing for commercial use.
You will have to have a commercial insurance and also notify the local police department about your flight and your location minimum 72 hours before the flight takes place.
They have a pretty good illustration about the rules on http://www.trafikstyrelsen.dk/da/droneregler
Hope this helps anyone out there.