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Drone use is allowed in Spain, but there are several drone laws that need to be followed when flying in the country. Operators must ensure that they follow the following drone laws when flying in Spain,
A drone permit is not required for recreational drone use.
To handle the recreational drone in a safe way the rules and restrictions must be met responsibility.
For a clearer idea about the areas allowed or restricted to fly a drone, you can visit the IcarusRPA page.
Please adhere to the above General Spain Drone Laws however when flying your drone. (What Is Recreational Drone Use?)
All those who use drones at a professional level are required to have a legally certified license in Spain,
The certification is obtained through an intensive course in a specialized academy with a duration of one month or more according to the desired specialization. Click here to purchase a permit, or contact the local aviation authority. (What Is Commercial Drone Use?)
For a detailed guide to bringing your drone on airplanes click here. All drones should be brought on carry on luggage if possible. This is because according to the Montreal Convention, airlines are only liable for losses up to ~$1,000 USD. When traveling internationally, theft and lost luggage can be common issues, particularly if your flight has many connections. If your drone is worth more than $1,000 USD and you cannot bring it onto the plane you should consider shipping it with DHL, Fedex, or UPS instead and fully insure the shipment.
You should NOT place drone batteries in your checked baggage. All drone batteries should be placed in a Medium Size Lipo Battery Bag like the one shown here in the link and brought onto the plane in your carry on bag. Lithium-ion batteries are considered ""dangerous goods"" by airlines and rules surrounding these batteries on planes are EXTREMELY strict due to multiple incidents of these batteries catching fire. Failure to properly pack lithium-ion batteries in a bag such as the one shown in the link above can result in the airline seizing them, you getting fined, or being denied boarding.
Here is some video footage shot by Thedronebook when flying a drone in Spain.
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