SINGAPORE - Aerial activities - such as kite-flying, hoisting of captive balloons and flying unmanned aircraft like drones - will not be allowed over parts of the country on selected days and times in June, July and August.
This is to ensure the safety of low-flying aircraft rehearsing for the aerial flypast for this year's National Day Parade (NDP), said the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and the NDP 2017 Executive Committee in a statement on Monday (May 29).
The temporary restricted area which prohibits aerial activities covers the Marina Bay Floating Platform and surrounding areas. They extend from the ground level to 600 feet above mean sea level.
The dates and times when the restricted area is in effect include the rehearsals and preview shows of NDP 2017 as well as the parade on National Day on Aug 9.
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Aerial activities are not allowed in the restricted area, unless authorised by the CAAS, because they can be a danger to the aircraft, as well as people and property on the ground, the statement said.
The temporary restricted area is established under the Air Navigation Order. It is an offence to conduct aerial activities within or into the restricted area, and Singapore Armed Forces personnel will be deployed to conduct enforcement activities.
The penalty for the offence is a fine of up to $20,000 for first time offenders. Repeat offenders can be fined up to $40,000 and/or jailed for up to 15 months.
For more information on the days and times when the temporary restricted area is in effect, as well as details of the places it covers, visit www.caas.gov.sg.