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    How to register your drone in Thailand

    If you intend to fly a drone in Thailand, whether as a hobby or for commercial reasons, you have to by law register your drone first.

    If you donít you could face a fine of up to 100,000 Baht or even up to five years in prison.

    They are serious about this, so before you fly, make sure you register your drone with the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC).

    In addition, if your drone has a camera (any weight) or weighs over two kilos then you need to obtain insurance and get permission to fly from the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT).

    Their fine for not doing this is up to 40,000 Baht and up to one year in prison.

    Before you ask, if you have a toy drone, for example weighing less than 250g, then the NBTC or CAAT are not interested.

    For the full details follow the link below :

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    Thailand says drone users must register or face jail, fines
    9 January 2018

    Teenagers wave to a drone camera in Bangkok in 2016: users must now register or face punishment

    Drone users who fail to register their devices in Thailand by Tuesday could face up to five years in jail or a $3,000 fine, officials said, tough new rules that may hit tourists and media alike.

    The regulations, which were announced in October but take effect this week, cover nearly all forms of drone use from commercial and recreational to scientific.

    Anyone using an unregistered drone after Tuesday risks a 100,000 baht ($3,100) fine or a maximum of five years' imprisonment, according to the National Broadcasting and Telecommunication Office.

    "All type of drones except toy drones must be registered," an NBTC official told AFP, exempting unmanned aerial vehicles under 250 grams (eight ounces) -- which tallies with new US rules.

    Thailand says it has registered almost 8,000 unmanned aerial vehicles so far, a process that requires users to obtain a licence from the Civil Aviation Authority.

    The rule comes as Thailand enters its peak tourism season, with the number of visitors surpassing 35 million.

    Governments in the region and across the world are struggling to play catch-up with an industry that often moves ahead of regulations.

    In November Myanmar sentenced three journalists and their driver to two months in prison for operating a drone near parliament while shooting a documentary.

    During the October cremation of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej, authorities created a no-drone radius of several kilometres.

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    I went through the process and registered mine about 7 months ago.

    I still do not understand many Drone flyers. They stand right where they want to video and draw all the attention to them. I sit way off from what I want to video and fly to it. Video what I want and fly back.

    I really enjoy videography and photos one can take with a drone. It's too bad there are idiots out there that fly in areas that anyone with common sense would know is not such a good idea. Like all fun hobbies a few ruin it for the many.

    One thing good though, It seems to be falling out of the public eye now as I am seeing less incidents and less people flying.

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    Has Ant registered himself?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pat View Post
    Has Ant registered himself?

    Funny DJ

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