Flying in Menorca (spain)

Looks like I’m off to Menorca on the 12th work/holiday seen the shared links you guys have kindly shared

Does anyone know if there are any changes since the start of the year?


Lee I had the other thread on the daily photo.

I flew out TUI with no problem all drone gear at half battery and had to take it out for security.
I am in Cala n bosch at the far side on the island as far as I know nothing has changed. all the usual rules apply for me anyway as a recreational flyer not dissimilar in the UK.
A couple of things to watch I always set RTH at a minimum of 60m and transit at 30m depending on the wind the main reason is there are wires all over.the place.
Keep a look out for military areas as they are a few knocking about and don’t fly in National Parks.
If you check the map Mahon in right in the CTR and you will need to get around if you are based there. The scenery is quite rugged red soil and lots of greenery great bays and coves. Getting around is best by car there is no true coast road around the island and buses can be quite limiting. Taxis are expensive.
Sun set and sunrise are ten a penny but its now late in the season and the weather is changing. Watch out for the sea breeze and there has been some no flying days as the wind has been too strong.
I have had no issues flying at all Quite a few questing from early morning walkers

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Hi Lee,

Ive flown in Spain and all was good however remember to take out batteries and if I were you store them in LIPO safe bags whilst on the plane.

One thing which I would say is important and of great note is that regional authorities have the ability to issue their own drone regulation, so it’s a good idea to do local research before flying.

The rules are as follows:

  • Liability insurance is required for commercial drone pilots.
  • Drones may be flown up to 120 meters (394 feet) above the ground.
  • Drones may only be flown during the day. For drones with a take-off weight of less than 2 kilograms (4.4 pounds), flights may also be carried out at night as long as a flight altitude of 50 meters (164 feet) above the ground is not exceeded.
  • Drones must always be flown within the visual line of sight. During FPV flights a second visual observer must monitor the drone with the eye and be in direct contact with the pilot.
  • Drone pilots must maintain a distance of at least 8 kilometers (5 miles) to airports in uncontrolled airspace, or 15 kilometers (9.3 miles) on approved BVLOS flights.
  • Drone pilots must maintain a distance of 150 meters (492 feet) from buildings, and a distance of 50 meters (164 feet) or more from people not involved in the flight.
  • For flights in national parks, you need permission from the AESA. The use of drones in no-fly zones must be approved by the Spanish Ministry of Defense (processing time is approximately one week).

Are any of your flights for commerical reasons or just hobbyist flights?