Aerial activities barred in south on some dates for NDP, RSAF50 events

Aerial activities such as the flying of kites and drones will not be allowed at the Marina Bay Floating Platform and its surrounding areas on at least 18 days between June 5 and Aug 12.

This is to ensure the safety of aircraft flying at low levels as part of aerial activities for the National Day Parade and Republic of Singapore Air Force 50 celebrations.

The area includes the Marina Barrage and Sentosa, and will extend from ground level to about 183m above mean sea level, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) said in a press statement yesterday.

Aerial activities, such as kite-flying, the hoisting of captive balloons and the flying of unmanned aircraft, including drones, is prohibited within and into the temporary restricted area, unless authorised by the CAAS.

Such activities endanger the aircraft as well as people and property on the ground, it said.

Unauthorised aerial activities within and into the temporary restricted area is an offence under the Air Navigation Order. Singapore Armed Forces personnel will be deployed to conduct enforcement activities.

If convicted, a person can be fined up to $20,000 in the first instance, and fined up to $40,000 and/or imprisoned for up to 15 months in subsequent instances.

Isabelle Liew

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 02, 2018, with the headline 'Aerial activities barred in south on some dates for NDP, RSAF50 events'. Print Edition | Subscribe