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DFS launches free app to support safe drone flights

By [email protected] - 21st August 2017 - 10:58

German aviation authority DFS, together with its Belgian technology partner Unifly, has developed the “DFS drones app” to increase safety in uncontrolled airspace. The German speaking app provides drone pilots with an interactive map for each location in a simple, comprehensive and reliable manner, showing in which areas drones can safely and legally take off and where restrictions and prohibitions exist. Areas and facilities that are not allowed to be flown over are displayed clearly and individually. Besides obvious location such as airfields and other protected airspaces, this includes hospitals, industrial and energy installations, police and military facilities as well as waterways and highways, railways and nature reserves. The DFS app takes the new air traffic regulations (Drones Ordinance) of April 2017 into account. The free app is available for both iOS and Android devices in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.