No-Fly Zones and Unmanned Aircraft Flying Area

Click here to find out where you can fly your unmanned aircraft

Before conducting any outdoor activities, you should ensure that you are flying your unmanned aircraft (UA) outside the no-fly zones. Do also ensure that you do not fly higher than 200 feet (approximately 60m) above mean sea level (AMSL) without obtaining a permit. For more information on UA regulations, please click here.

The OneMap app contains useful geographical and regulatory requirements in certain areas for all UA operators. The shaded areas of the map show the no-fly zones that users are not allowed to operate their UA if they do not hold the requisite permits. Click here to find out where you cannot fly or can fly your UA if you obtained the required permits.

Download the app here, and watch the video below to find out how you can use the app to check whether your planned flying area falls outside the no-fly zones.

Click here for more information on the different types of UA permits, and the application process for each of them.

No-Fly Zones

The shaded areas of the OneMap shows the no-fly zones that users are not allowed to operate their UA if they do not hold the requisite permits. Click here to find out where you cannot fly your UA or can fly only if with requisite permit(s).

In addition, you should also take note of signages in areas at or around the areas that you are flying. These areas such as national parks, nature reserves and private property may contain local restrictions or specific conditions. Some examples of these signages are:

NFZ Signage NFZ Sign NFZ Signage

Unmanned Aircraft Flying Areas

Public UA Flying Areas

MOT and CAAS have established a pilot Unmanned Aircraft Flying Area (UAFA) at Pandan Reservoir. 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. It 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. Please check OneMap here to ensure that you are not within the no-fly-zones. The shaded areas of the map show 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 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.
UAFA Pandan Reservoir


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.

Enquiries and Feedback

For any enquiry or feedback, please email us at 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.

UAFA Telegram Channel

Last Updated on 12 September 2023