Drone regulations in Bangladesh
Drones are permitted in Bangladesh, but you have to obtain permission from the air traffic control authority before your maneuvers.
Authorizations have to be submitted 45 days in advance to the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB). The mandatory details of the application include:
- Personal data of the pilot
- Purpose of the drone flight (e.g., training, photography, videography, research, etc.)
- Description of the copter (including departure weight and safety features like fail-safe)
- Date/time of the maneuver
- Flight location including coordinates
- Information about existing drone insurance
- Distance to the nearest medical facility and the nearest fire station
Overview: Drone rules in Bangladesh
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Further rules for drone pilots in Bangladesh
In Bangladesh, the minimum age for controlling drones is 18. Do not drink alcohol at least 8 hours before flying. During your flights, you must have a fire extinguisher with you which can be used to put out a spontaneously occurring fire.
Safety distances and flight bans
Drones can only be operated within visual line of sight in Bangladesh. The use of FPV systems requires a separate permit.
You have to keep a distance of 18.5 kilometers (10 miles) to airports, or you must obtain authorization from the air traffic control authorities.
9 kilometers (5 miles) of distance must be maintained to a built-up area. You have to keep 300 meters (1000 feet) away from buildings, vehicles, people, animals, and ships as long as they are not directly involved in the flight maneuver.
You are not allowed to fly with a drone over gatherings of people in Bangladesh.
Good to know: During a flight, you have to carry the following documents with you: approval of the CAAB, insurance document, a document with personal data of the pilot (name, address, and telephone number), flight restrictions of the drone according to the manufacturer. Autonomous operations are only permitted if you can take over manually at any time.
We have researched the listed drone regulations for Bangladesh to the best of our knowledge. We can not guarantee the correctness of the information. If you want to be on the safe side, please contact the competent aviation authority. Alternatively, you can also ask the embassy in your country for further information about the regulations. Please leave us a comment when you receive news and/or gain experience with your copter in Bangladesh!