Flying Kites

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?

Area Limits Map version 2

Kite flying must not be conducted within these limits without a permit:

  • Within the areas demarcated by red box 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 blue stripe 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.

Kite Image

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).