In this video I show you where to find the all-important OFFICIAL INFORMATION on where you can fly your drone in Spain.

As a certified commercial drone pilot in Spain I feel I am able to give you the information – from ENAIRE / AESA – that you need to help you to find out where you can and where you can’t fly your drone.

You will be shown how to use and read Government websites to find out where controlled, restricted, and protected airspace and areas are.

Part 2 is in production now and will concentrate on giving you the rules of flying drones. Knowing the drone laws can save you a lot trouble and an awful lot of money in fines.

ENAIRE Website: https://drones.enaire.es/
4DogsTech video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b04d5TEymB0&t=8s
UTC Explanation: https://www.timeanddate.com/time/aboututc.html

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Fly safely!


  1. Will J on January 15, 2021 at 11:13 pm

    Thank you for taking the time to produce the video. I was about to purchase a Mavic Air 2 to capture the building of my home up in the Alguena Region of Alicante. However, I can see from the ENAIRE link you kindly provided I am in a RED zone and when I click on the segment I see "ALERT: controled airspace: CTR ALICANTE . The flight of RPAS is prohibited."
    Does that mean I am not able to fly a drone at all?
    I am right between 2 mountain ranges and the house is being constructed about 200m in the valley lower than the mountains are!
    Is there any way to apply to be able to fly in that are or is it purely a NO NO?!
    Incidentally, there is an Estate agent who has drone footage on your tube as well as his agent webpage, of houses in the same red zones. How has he been able to take that footage?
    I appreciate your time if you are able to answer my questions. Thank you

  2. -ED case- on January 15, 2021 at 11:14 pm

    Great video thanks!
    Damn I wanted to fly around Sanxenxo next August 🙁
    I think the military facility is ‘Illa de Tambo’ in the Pontevedra bay. It has a water restriction zone around it.

  3. John B. on January 15, 2021 at 11:20 pm

    Great video. I have 2 questions. Since much, if not most of Spain inland is above 120 meters, such as the central plain which is well over 500 meters, does that really mean that these areas are all off limit? I just watched part 2 which sort of contradicts this edict, but I’m still confused. Also, I am looking at 3D scanning abandoned villages with a drone that have some sort of relationship with the civil war. One appears to be possibly just within a brown area (a "protected natural space") in the hills north east of Tarrogona. But it is very hard to tell on the map listed on this video since it is abandoned and not on it. However I have seen other videos of drone flights over this abandoned village on YouTube. Additionally it is not with in a no fly zone on this map – https://www.icarusrpa.info/mapa.php?opt=all. Any ideas?

  4. Bill Lewis on January 15, 2021 at 11:21 pm

    Hi, I’ll be in Barcelona from the 21st – 25th of October. I was planning on capturing aerial photographs of Barcelona however there are many and large controlled air zones/restricted areas on ENAIRE therefore I can’t fly. What are your thoughts? Hope to hear from you. Great video, very informative.

  5. Nafiz Haq on January 15, 2021 at 11:23 pm

    So what’s left !!! Pretty much all the hotspots are restricted !

  6. Luuk Zaag on January 15, 2021 at 11:24 pm

    Hey! Thanks for all the great information. Quick question: are there any rules that are different from what you’ve said in both part I and part II when we’re talking about the Mavic Mini? It’s under 250 grams and I’ve heard that clears it of some restrictions. Thanks!

  7. Farkhanda Rashid on January 15, 2021 at 11:28 pm


    i am thinking of taking my drone to Barcelona, Montserrat and Malaga. are droned permitted there?

  8. Nabil Kawkab on January 15, 2021 at 11:28 pm

    Very informative video … thank you … as it is very important … can i ask couple of questions ?

  9. Felix on January 15, 2021 at 11:31 pm

    Would I be able to fly over a beach in Nerja?

  10. Hutomo Said on January 15, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    I great informative video . I will be visiting Madrid, Toledo, Cordoba , Alhambra. Seems that Madrid has a very tight restricted drone flying, any chance I could do recreational drone photos and videos within a limited height ? how about other places at the above…too bad to be missed. I wonder if this information is applicable : https://uavcoach.com/drone-laws-in-spain/

  11. Life in Spain on January 15, 2021 at 11:41 pm

    very interesting video but as always trying to fly a drone here will leave you with applications, phone calls, red tape, form filling, no responses etc. A non starter. Great video though for someone who has hours to waste.

  12. Will J on January 15, 2021 at 11:43 pm

    I have been in touch and had a response from AESA and as suspected, I cannot fly a drone in my area.
    Do you know if these rules apply to drones under 250g also?
    Thank you

  13. MWA on January 15, 2021 at 11:44 pm

    Great video. It looks like MOST of the Holiday spots, beaches hotel are all restricted for drone!!!!

  14. Martins Auzins on January 15, 2021 at 11:58 pm

    Hallo,what are rules for flying recreational drones under 250g like dji mini in Spain? Thank you.

  15. G VG on January 16, 2021 at 12:04 am

    Incredible video, finally that informs me clearly. Keep up the good job

  16. Carl MC Guinness on January 16, 2021 at 12:09 am

    Where would you recommend to fly in Madrid?

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