Headlights and optical light signaling devices; application for a permit to operate.

You need a permit to operate spotlights and optical light signaling devices within 1.5 km of an airfield.


You must apply for permission to operate headlights and optical light signaling devices at a distance of less than 1.5 km from an airfield at the responsible air office. In addition, you also need permission to operate headlights or optical light signaling devices at a distance of more than 1.5 km from an airfield, especially laser devices that are capable of dazzling aircraft pilots during approach or departure.


Permission may be granted on a discretionary basis if the requested use of airspace does not pose a threat to the safety of air traffic or to public safety and order.


Please submit the application at least one week before the planned start-up.


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)
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    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.


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