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Thailand Drone Laws

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by MiamiPhantom, Dec 6, 2015.

  1. MiamiPhantom

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    Hello everyone,

    I am traveling to Thailand in March 2016, I am not sure if anyone here knows about the laws and specific terms of use in Thailand in terms of drones. The internet doesn't have anything up to date past August of this year on information so I'm wondering if it's still legal to fly drones in Thailand, thanks.
     
  2. ScottyT

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    Hi Mate,

    I too am going over shortly, Feb 5, and want to know the same. I've had a quick look around and it's difficult to find convincing information.

    This seems to be the most up to date:

    New Laws for Use of UAVs/Drones in Thailand

    PDF of the info above: http://f.datasrvr.com/fr1/315/77840/New_Laws_for_Use_of_UAVs_Drones_in_Thailand.pdf

    I might email this Thai Law firm directly to see if anything has changed here.

    Also a recent discussion of laws here Quick Look at the New Drone Law in Thailand

    I'm going to take my P3 to Phuket and Ko Phi Phi, but I'm going to be super careful. Hopefully I don't run in to any conflict with overzealous officials you sometimes hear and worry about!

    cheers
     
  3. izzydrone

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    keep us posted. I'm going to thailand at end of march and was planning on bringing my p3.
     
  4. Choad McDaniel

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    I'm hoping to see some drone footage of Katoeys.
     
  5. JTC

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    Just make sure that you have 1,000 Baht available for that "special" permit.
     
  6. JKDSensei

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    That's like $28.00 USD I think
     
  7. JTC

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    Should be about $35.00 U.S. When I lived there it was the standard fee for any "offense" .
     
  8. JKDSensei

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    Yes, closer to $35.00 you are right.
    wow. Sounds like a bargain. In the US it's like $500 for any minor offense
     
  9. izzydrone

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    So im in Bangkok right now... the Hyatt Grand Erawan concierge scared me pretty good saying not to fly anything that looks professional with a professional camera. its illegal and yada yada yada... he did however recommend Lumita park. he recommended that if i fly with something that is more toy like i should be ok and some bahts should fix the problem. so i put 10,000 Bahts in my backpack hidden, and 1000 in my pocket and looked for a place to fly. Finally after about 30 min of walking around a nearby park I found a pretty good spot. heres the clip from it. theres police at every entrance, random gyms, and prayer areas... so i stayed clear of them and found the most open area with no-one around. It was my first time flying FPV in acro mode. More footage to come soon, I'm literally at the airport about to fly to phuket.

     
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  10. Inocente Sandoval

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    So how was flying your drone in Phuket? I'm traveling to Bangkok and Phuket in December and am thinking of buying the new Mavic to record some parts of my trip.
     
  11. kiteboy

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    Hi all,

    I'm in Thailand right now! No problems what so ever with the drone!

    I didn't fly on Bangkok because I just wanna to avoid problems and also it was too hot for my to carry around the bag pack believe me!!

    At every entrance to the metro there will be a police officer searching bags! But they never say anything about the drone!

    Once in south Thailand just be aware of not flying on national parks that collect entrance fee! They will be watching! I.e: hong island! But the rest of places is ok as long as you fly following normal rules (not over people, bla bla bla)
     
  12. RFlagg

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    With the death of the king I would lay low on having any fun in public that could get you in trouble in town
    They are mighty particular about that kind of thing


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  13. mrtibbs

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    I was there back in March 2016 and had no problem . I kindly asked officials in the area if I could fly and they gave me no issue. I flew In Bangkok, Pi Pi Island , Phuket and Chang Mai....no one batted a eye...I did get a no on James Bond Island..so be warned...I'll be going again in April 2017 .but I plan to bring the Mavic for some small shots ...nothing as big as before