Direction générale de l'aviation civile (DGAC)

Service technique de l'aviation civile

Technical Guidance

The golden rules for safe gun, pistol, rifle, pyrotechnic handling on civil airport.

This guide is intended for the French airports administrators and specially for the agents in charge of the prevention of the animal hazard.

It describes exactly the safety regulations of the staffs, the pyrotechnic means the most used on aerodromes, hunting equipments : shotguns, rifles and their ammunitions.

The knowledge of the recommandations written in this guide should allow to avoid the accidents both to the staffs in charge of the animal fight and also to the people working on aerodromes or in the vicinity.

When you use or store a gun inside a civil airport for wildlife service, always follow these rules :

  • Know your target and what is beyond, know how to use the gun safety, be sure that the gun is safe to oprate,
  • Use only the correct ammunition for your gun, wear eye and ear protection as appropriate.

French version

Editor STAC
Publication year 2007
Format A4
Pages number 74
Price printed version 33.00 €