If flown near an airport or airbase, kites may distract pilots during take-off or landing and/or be ingested by aircraft engines. This may endanger lives and cause harm to aircraft and property on the ground.
How Do I Fly My Kite Safely?
Kite flying must not be conducted within these limits without a permit:
- Within the areas demarcated by in the above map.
- Higher than 200 feet above mean sea level (approximately the height of a 12-storey building) within the areas demarcated by in the above map
- Higher than 500 feet above mean sea level (approximately the height of a 30-storey building) in any other place
Find out the proximity of a location to any of the areas indicated above by checking the OneMap app – refer to this user guide for how to do so.
Do I Need to Notify CAAS When Flying a Kite?
If you are planning to fly your kite within the allowable areas and height limits, there is no need to submit a notification to CAAS.
When Do I Need A Permit for Kite-Flying?
A permit to fly kites is required from CAAS when the kites will be flown outside the allowable area and height limits. Applications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. It will take seven working days to process the application. The assessment will be conducted in consultation with the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF).