Towing and advertising flights; application for a permit

You need a permit if you want to perform towing or advertising flights with towed objects.


Permission for special use of airspace for towing and advertising flights must be applied for at the responsible air office.


A permit may be issued

  • if the pilot has a towing authorization,
  • the aircraft is equipped with a calibrated barograph,
  • no more than three aircraft are to fly in formation, and
  • the aircraft's liability insurance expressly includes towing of objects.

Special notes

Advertising flights in which the advertising consists only in the lettering of the aircraft do not require a permit.


1 week before the planned tow or publicity flight

Required documents

  • Towing authorization
  • Proof of calibrated barograph
  • Proof of liability insurance for the aircraft, which expressly includes the towing of objects


Please select a location in "Localization" so that the address of the responsible authority can be filled in.

  • Prefillable Form, Bavaria-wide: Formloser Antrag (mit Unterschrift)
    Please note

    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

    Dieser Assistent unterstützt Sie bei der Erstellung eines formlosen Schreibens, wenn die zuständige Stelle kein Antragsformular zur Verfügung stellt.


  • 60,00 - 260,00 EUR


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Status: 14.12.2022

Responsible for editing: Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wohnen, Bau und Verkehr

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