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Policy Introduction

Thai authorities allow pilots to fly drones in compliance with Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) regulations. The CAAT has issued a series of regulations for drone flight operations, and some highlights of these regulations are listed below.

Always fly below the CAAT’s altitude limit (90 m)

Do not fly in or near restricted areas, official facilities, or hospitals

Always check the CAAT website for updates and information before flying

Do not fly within 9 km of an airport

Always maintain visual contact with your drone

Do not fly within 30 m of people, buildings, or vehicles

Please Note

  • You must register any drones over 2 kg in weight before flying. (All DJI consumer drones are less than 2kg)
  • You must obtain permission from the minister of transport before flying drones over 25 kg.
  • Violation of any CAAT policies may be punished by to up to one-year imprisonment, a fine of up to 40,000 THB, or both.
*The content above is just for reference and is subject to change.

Battery Transportation

Please read through your airline's battery transportation regulations when traveling with LiPo batteries.We've listed IATA safety and security regulations for battery transportation here for your reference, and most airlines’ regulations are similar to these.

Learn about regulations for your specific product

Small Batteries

Battery Energy<100 Wh
Carry-on BaggageEach passenger can carry no more than 20 detached batteries on board. Attached batteries can be carried on board.
Checked-in BaggageDetached batteries cannot be checked in. Equipment with small attached batteries can be checked in.
Common EquipmentMavic Series, Phantom Series, Spark, Osmo Series, product accessories.
 apply to this battery regulation

Medium Batteries

Battery Energy100-160 Wh
Carry-on BaggageEach passenger can carry no more than 2 detached batteries on board. Attached batteries can be carried on board.
Checked-in BaggageDetached batteries cannot be checked in. Equipment with medium attached batteries can be checked in.
Common EquipmentCertain Inspire and Matrice aircraft.
 apply to this battery regulation

Large Batteries

Battery Energy>160 Wh
Carry-on BaggageCannot be carried on board.
Checked-in BaggageCannot be checked in.
Common EquipmentMG Series, Certain Matrice aircraft.
 apply to this battery regulation

*The rules above are just for your reference and subject to change. For specific and detailed regulations, visit your airline's website.

Selected Aerial Images

Credit: SkyPixel , Photographer ⓒAlex Kerkis

Credit: SkyPixel , Photographer ⓒAlex Kerkis

Credit: SkyPixel , Photographer ⓒDavide Scio

Credit: SkyPixel , Photographer ⓒDavide Scio

Credit: SkyPixel , Photographer ⓒEkapon Krobtong

Credit: SkyPixel , Photographer ⓒEkapon Krobtong

Credit: SkyPixel , Photographer ⓒThomas Zerlauth

Credit: SkyPixel , Photographer ⓒThomas Zerlauth