Drone regulations in the Philippines
Learn all about the drone rules in the Philippines.
You may use your drone for private purposes in the Philippines. It is much more complicated if you pursue commercial interests.
Overview: Drone rules in Philippines
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Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines:
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Further rules for drone pilots in the Philippines
You must operate your drone within the visual line of sight.
Without prior approval, you can fly drones up to a take-off weight of 7kg. Heavier drones require approval from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines.
We recommend protecting your flights with a drone insurance which bears the costs for third-party damages.
Safety distances and flight bans
The distance to airports must always be at least 10 kilometers. A minimum distance of 30 meters must be observed to uninvolved persons.
The operation of unmanned aerial vehicles in a populated area such as schools and marketplaces is not permitted.
Drone flights during the night time are not allowed on the Philippines.
Regulations for commercial pilots
A license from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines is necessary for commercial flights. For this, several tests must be completed and appropriate flight experience must be demonstrated.
Good to know: A new regulation of the law has been expected for a long time. So be prepared for your trip that something could change quickly.
We have researched the listed drone regulations for the Philippines 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 on the Philippines!