BVLOS experiment

In the airspace of Lauwersoog and Schiermonnikoog, a number of test flights are conducted with unmanned aircraft, with the focus on flying Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS).

BVLOS experiment


Duration 01-01-2018 — 30-06-2018

This project has been made possible by

Logo Ministerie Infrastructuur en Waterstaat
Logo Provincie Drenthe
Logo UMCG Ambulancezorg
Logo ANWB Medical Air Assistance BV
Logo TU Delft
Logo Nationaal Lucht- en Ruimtevaart Laboratorium (NLR)
Logo DroneHub GAE

One of the obstacles for drone applications is the ban on flying Beyond Visual Line Of Sight (BVLOS). The Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, the Province of Drenthe, UMCG Ambulance Services, ANWB Medical Air Assistance BV, TU Delft, and the NLR National Navigation and Space Travel Laboratory are jointly conducting a BVLOS-experiment. The experiment consists of a number of test flights with unmanned aircraft focusing on the user’s scenario of “Urgent transport of medical goods between Lauwersoog and Schiermonnikoog”.

The purpose of this experiment is to gain experience that can be used as input for future business case(s), safety, national government regulations, and knowledge development for the drone sector regarding the use of drones.