Flying in Cyprus

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I'm heading out to Cyprus for a wedding later in the year and the bride and groom asked if I would do some aerial footage of the event. Trying to be responsible, I did a bit of research to see if there are any rules for flying my Solo in Cyprus, and I came across this website Drone Laws in Cyprus - UAV Coach where I found this:

"Can I fly a home built/constructed drone?
It is prohibited to fly a drone that has been manufactured, modified, re-manufactured or added to, by non-qualified persons, except with the permission of the Department of Civil Aviation."

So essentially that means my Solo, with upgraded GPS, wi-fi and props, is illegal (unless I get prior permission from DCA).

Anyone know if this is true, or anyone flown in Cyprus?

Cheers
 
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Don’t we need registered commercially to benefit from any gain and doesn’t that mean you need licensing and how doesn’t this equate to you can find a loophole if you choose to not know this
 
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Not sure why you think there is to be any gain. Nothing commercial about it. It’s a family wedding, at a private venue.
But I don’t want to fall foul of any local regs if someone not a party to the wedding reports drone activity.
 
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What is really bad about this is that they look like they are prohibiting any UAV's that have been made by hobbyists and enthusiasts! I have been building and flying multi copters since long before you could even buy one of the shelf and never had an incident in all these years. I just hope that there are no hobbyist types there on Cyprus as it must be really frustrating to have such a blanket statement to stop your hobby, disgustng!!

Bill
 
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I’m just reciting “TO GAIN” as in anything used to further the ability to monetize in anyway that included flying your drone- I didn’t make these things up
And I’m sure if you shot a wedding for free and then used it to promote yourself it would fall under said so- I’ve been victim of such logic with the courts- lost more than a silly drone
 

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