If flown near an airport or airbase, kites may distract pilots during critical stages of flight (such as take-off or landing) and/or be ingested by aircraft engines. This may endanger lives and cause harm to the property – in the air and on the ground.
How Do I Fly My Kite Safely?
Kite flying must not be conducted within these limits without a permit:
- Within 5km of an airport/airbase
- Outside 5km of an airport/airbase, but higher than 200 feet above mean sea level (if within the flight funnels of Paya Lebar airbase and Tengah airbase)
- Higher than 500 feet above mean sea level in any other place
Do I Need To Notify CAAS When Kite-Flying?
No. If you are planning to fly your kite within the area 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 conducted outside the area and height limits. Applications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. It will take 7 working days to process your application, as assessment will be conducted in consultation with the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF).