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Minimum age

In Germany, the minimum age for flying a drone is 16 years. Drones classified as toys in accordance with Directive 2009/48/EC (German only) are exempt from these rules. Equally, this minimum age does not apply to privately built drones with a weight of up to 249 g. Moreover, persons under the age of 16 years may fly a drone if they are under the direct supervision of a person who complies with the relevant conditions for operating drones. In this case, the supervising remote pilot is responsible for conducting the flight.


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