The purpose of the flight is not sport or leisure. French regulation defines 4 operational scenarios depending on the risk of the flight. Any operation outside of these scenarios is forbidden, unless authorised on a case-by-case basis by the National Aviation Authority.
Register nationally and have a visible drone identity plate
Request a permit to perform aerial work
Request authorisation before flying over a populated area
Comply with additional requirements if the your drone is flown beyond line of sight, including training obligations
Have special aviation certificates, if the drone weights more than 25kg
Have Third Party Liability insurance with coverage of EUR 1m
You must not:
Fly over populated area unless authorization is given (based on safety risk assessment)
Fly above 50 m (unless your drone weights less than 2 kg).
Facilitating Access to Regulation for Light Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS)
In view of the current complexity of the drone regulatory framework, the European Commission, under the COSME SME support Programme, has decided to fund (call ID: COS-RPAS-2014-2-03) an “awareness raising campaign” to facilitate understanding of the legal environment and constraints in relation with the operation of light RPAS (also commonly known as “Drones”) in Europe.
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