You are welcome with your UAV in Thailand, but they have much rules.
Maximum take-off weight: Above 2 kilo registration is obligated
Maximum hight: 90 meters 295 ft.
Maximum horizontal distance: Pilot must have visual sight on Drone
Insurance: obligated. Insured amount must be 1 miljion Bat (27.000,- euro).
Distance Airports/heliports: 9 km 5.1 mi.
Andere afstanden: Stay 30 meters / 98 ft form persons, vehicles, buildings and crowds.
Permit flight: If you fly over a building, you must have a permit from the land owner
Night flights: obligated
Minimum Age: 20 years.
In Thailand there are two autorities concerning UAV rules/Permits:
- The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT)
- Office of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC)
You must have a permit to fly a UAV heavier then 2 kilo
send also a copy of your passport or other ID, and a proof that the UAV have a insurance policy.
Insurance certificate must have the following:
- Name owner
- Brand, model, weight of the UAV
- WorldWide coverage
- Coverage of 1 milioen Thaisland Bat = 27.000 euro)
Send the forms to email@example.com. If you have questions, then call CAAT on 0066 (0) 2568 8815.
After 3/4 months you get your permission.
Permit form van de NBTC
You must arrange this in Thailand, You can find a NBTC office everywhere. It takes 10-15 minutes to get a permit. Sometimes CAAT have already arranged a permit at the NBTC, check this in front.
If you dont have a NBTC registration, then you can get a prisonment of 1 year or a fine of 100.000 Thaise Bat (EUR 2.700,-).
( a Thailand Prison is not a good place to spent your time)
Good to know: In Chiang Mai you must ask for a permit to air traffic control , because it is close to the airport. You can call them a couple of days in front.
Also a flight the historic park of Ayutthaya is obligated (Very nice place!!! ). The Historical Park Office gives this permit, they are open every day from 08:30 am to 4.30 pm. A permit is 5,000 thaise bat. (EUR 128,-)
Useful link: Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand(CAAT)
Contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org / +66 (0) 256 888 00