No-Fly Zones and Unmanned Aircraft Flying Area

Before flying a UA in Singapore, operators are advised to check OneMap, a one stop application that has been curated for UA users to identify areas where UA flying is recommended and where permits are required and contains useful geographical and regulatory requirements in certain areas for all UA operators.

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Download the OneMap app.

Do read the following guide to know where UA operations are permitted:

No-Fly Zones

No-fly zone refers to areas where you are not allowed to operate your UA if you do not hold the requisite permit(s). General no-fly zones include:

  • Areas within 5km of aerodromes
  • Areas within danger areas
  • Protected areas under Air Navigation Act
  • Areas within prohibited areas
  • Areas within restricted areas

UA Operators should also take note of the following signages in areas at or around the areas that you are flying. National parks, nature reserves and private property may also contain local restrictions or specific conditions.

Some examples of these signages are:

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Temporary Restricted Areas

In the event of aerial displays or large-scale events such as National Day Parade, a Temporary Restricted Area (TRA) may be set up. TRA refers to a demarcated zone established by CAAS for a specific duration where conduct of all aerial activities including kite-flying, hoisting of captive balloons, and flying of UA such as drones are prohibited. Prior to flying, do visit OneMap to stay updated on the TRA.

Unmanned Aircraft Flying Area

The pilot UAFA at Pandan Reservoir provides a community space for UA enthusiasts to gather and interact while facilitating and supporting safe and responsible recreational UA operations.

It features 16 hectares of UA flying area over the reservoir waters and is fitted with light amenities needed for UA activities. These include tables and benches to provide UA operators with a clean and comfortable place to sit and set up their UA.

Current UA regulatory requirements will continue to apply at the UAFA. These regulatory requirements can be found here. Recreational UA flying is allowed outside of UAFA if you are not within the no-fly zones.

The UAFA is open to the general public, where no fees are required for entry or usage. Clear signages with the relevant information on the prevailing UA regulations and on-site operating guidelines are also installed around the UAFA. The UAFA guidelines are listed below:

UAFA Guidelines

  • This area is a shared common space. Please be considerate towards other users.
  • Do not fly over people, footpaths, and roads.
  • Please fly within the boundaries of the UA flying areas as demarcated on site by flags and water buoys.
  • Please do not operate during inclement weather. Visit www.nea.gov.sg/weather for weather forecast information.
  • UA operators are responsible for their operations. UA retrieval services will not be provided.
  • Fuel based UA operations and aeroplane UA are not allowed.
  • Any UA with a total weight above 250 grams must be registered before flying.
  • The UAFA is available for operations between 9am to 6pm.

Pandan Reservoir (Site available for use between 9.00am and 6.00pm)

  • Buses 30, 78, 78A, 79 stop at the indicated bus stop.

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Enquiries and Feedback

For any enquiry or feedback, please email us at caas_utp@caas.gov.sg. UA operators are strongly encouraged to join the UA Flying Areas telegram channel, for push notifications on the important notices for the sites (e.g. closure of sites). Please scan the below QR code to join the UA Flying Areas Telegram channel.


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Commercial UA Flying Areas

For Commercial UA Flying Areas, there may be fees and differences in operating hours. Please refer to the respective company website published on OneMap for more information



Last Updated on 22 February 2024