Time to Register My Drone in Thailand – New Regulations 2017

It is allowed to fly a drone in Thailand. However, in 2017 new regulations came into force in Thailand and registration with the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) is required if your drone is equipped with a camera or weighs more than 2 kg. For more details on the regulations visit CAAT’s website.

I’m in the middle of the registration process now as I heard that drones could be confiscated in Thailand, and according to CAAT’s website, “any act of violation is subjected to up to 1-year imprisonment or fined up to 40,000 baht or both”.

I don’t think it would go that far, but I’m not going to gamble on it.

Rawai Beach in Phuket captured with my drone before the new regulations.