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Offline Andreaz

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German ATC
« on: August 21, 2012, 09:06:11 AM »
Hi.

First topic. :)

Is there any German ATC on the way, or is it any specific reason on the absent of those?



Offline falstro

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Re: German ATC
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2012, 11:16:25 AM »
Unfortunately, listening in on ATC traffic in Germany is a felony, unless you're in possesion of a BZF (Beschränkt gültiges Sprechfunkzeugnis für den Flugfunkdienst, license for using radio on VFR flights) or AZF (Allgemeines Sprechfunkzeugnis für den Flugfunkdienst, general license for using radio in air traffic) and you're actually participating in the traffic (you're either in the cockpit, or in the atc facility). So even if you're a pilot, it'd be illegal to bring your handheld and hang out at the airport just to listen in on the chatter, much less stream it over the internet.

Sorry. It sucks, but that's the way it is.

German text for the curious among you: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sprechfunkzeugnis_%28Luftfahrt%29
« Last Edit: August 21, 2012, 11:20:14 AM by roe »

Offline Andreaz

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Re: German ATC
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2012, 04:39:02 PM »
Thanks alot for the info, roe!
Apriciate it. :)

Offline Jonakwan

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Re: German ATC
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2022, 05:24:55 PM »
Hi.

First topic. :)

Is there any German ATC on the way, or is it any specific reason on the absent of those?

Hello Andreaz,

I have included several resources for reference.

https://rm.coe.int/16806af19e (section 89)

https://germanlawarchive.iuscomp.org/?p=692#86 (section 86)

https://www.itu.int/ITU-D/treg/Legislation/Germany/TelecomAct.pdf (section 86)

Canada has allowed it after banning the broadcast of ATC for many years, why can't Germany do the same as Canada and the U.S.? The U.S. has long allow the broadcast of Live ATC with similar laws in place.

Keep in mind, the German Telecommunications Act was first established in October 1996 with revisions in 22 June 2004