In this article, we have compiled for you the legal situation for drone pilots in Israel.
If you want to fly in Israel with a drone that weighs more than 300 grams, you have to temporarily become a member of the Israeli model sports club as a private individual. To receive this temporary membership, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- Model of the drone used
- Date of entry and exit from Israel
- Your full name with date of birth and passport number
- Contact details (e-mail address, telephone number and address)
For the membership, a fee of 100 shekels (about 23 euros) is due, which you can pay via PayPal.
Israeli drone rules in the overview
When using drones in Israel, the following regulations should be observed.
Maximum altitude: The maximum permitted altitude for drones in Israel is 50 meters.
Maximum horizontal distance and FPV: Your drone must always be within the direct line of sight.
Compulsory insurance: Your private drone flights are insured by your membership in the model airline within Israel. However, commercial pilots need their own drone insurance, which is valid in Israel.
Maximum take-off weight (MTOW): No information available.
Distance to airports: Airfields must always be at a distance of 2 kilometres.
Other safety distances: You must maintain a distance of at least 250 meters to persons and buildings.
No-fly zones: No-fly zones can be viewed on this map. You should avoid the old city in Jerusalem with a copter.
Operating times: So far no restrictions known.
Commercial pilot regulations: Commercial users must be licensed to fly drone flights from the CAA.
Frequency determinations: only 2.4 GHz
Helpful links: CAA, quora
We have researched the listed drone regulations for Israel to the best of our knowledge. We can not guarantee the correctness of the information. If you want to be on the safe side, please contact the competent aviation authority. Alternatively, you can also ask the embassy in your country for further information about the regulations. Please leave us a comment when you receive news and/or gain experience with your copter in Israel!