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With the DMFV to the Proof of Knowledge for Model Aeronauts

The German Air Traffic Regulations (LuftVO) require a Proof of Knowledge for model pilots who want to operate their model aircraft within the privileged framework of a model aviation association. With a self-explanatory online tool, the German Model Aviation Association offers its members and guest pilots the opportunity to acquire this Proof of Knowledge easily and securely with just a few clicks of the mouse.

Important information

With the granted operating license according to Article 16 of DVO (EU) 2019/947, DMFV e.V. is instructed by the Luftfahrt-Bundesamt to issue the certificate (Proof of Knowledge) of participation in an appropriate training course.

The obtained certificate entitles its holder to control a model aircraft with a take-off mass of more than 2 kg or at an altitude of more than 120m within the scope of the operating permit of the DMFV – on and off model flying sites. The Proof of Knowledge is valid exclusively in the Federal Republic of Germany for the use of model airplanes and multicopters within visual range in the sports and recreational area!

Pilot licenses for man-carrying aircraft or certificates of competence issued by the LBA are not valid within the scope of the associations’ model aircraft operations.

“Air Traffic Regulations”

With the “Act on the Adaptation of National Regulations to the Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/947 of 24 May 2019 on the Rules and Procedures for the Operation of Unmanned Aircraft”, which came into force on 18 June 2021, the regulations from the 2017 Air Traffic Regulations have been largely retained for the members of DMFV and MFSD and have not been tightened. The relevant paragraphs of the LuftVO and the operating permit of the respective association, which was issued on July 6, 2022, apply as the basis for model flight in the associations.

“Policy default”

A Proof of Knowledge is required to operate a model aircraft at altitudes of more than 120 meters above ground or with a takeoff weight of more than 2 kilograms. This applies to flying on and off model flight sites.

“The process”

According to the operating license granted to the DMFV by the Luftfahrt-Bundesamt, the association can issue Proofs of Knowledge for model aircraft pilots from the age of seven. For underage graduates, the consent of the legal representative must be presented upon request.

The Proof of Knowledge is valid for five years and costs 25,- Euro plus VAT (incl. VAT: 26,75 Euro) according to the official fee schedule.