Malaysian Drone Laws : Where can you Fly?

So you just bought a new drone. It’s fancy, shiny, and super high-tech equipped with the latest technology a consumer-grade drone could have. And you begin to think, ‘Do I need a permit to fly my drone?’, ‘Can I fly this in my housing area?’

Well, the answer is¬† – YES and NO. Before you get all angry for not getting a straight answer, we’ll explain why.


The Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) has outlined Drone Laws in Malaysia. Here’s our excerpt from the overall context:

General Rules for Flying a Drone in Malaysia

  • Drones may not be flown in Class A, B, C or G airspace;¬†within an aerodrome traffic zone; or more than 400 feet above the ground.
  • Drone pilots must maintain a direct visual line of sight with their drones during operations.
  • Permission from the Director General must be obtained for commercial drone operations.
  • Drones weighing more than 20 kilograms (44 pounds) may not be flown without permission from the Director General.

For a more detailed version of the rules and regulation, you can visit CAAM’s website to learn more.

For instant guide on flying safety and training you can directly contact our Drone Specialist at 019 -222 1619.

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