Frequently Asked Questions Advanced Search Advanced Search Close Panel All of these words This exact phrase Any of these words Without these words Search within: CAASWhole of Government Expand All Collapse All Top 5 Most Popular FAQs1. Can I release free-flying helium balloons in Singapore? Large clusters of free-flying helium balloons may distract pilots of aircraft, including helicopters operating at low levels. If these objects are ingested by aircraft engines they can cause engine damage and endanger lives. As such, there are restrictions in place concerning the release of free-flying helium balloons in Singapore.During operating hours of the military aerodromes, the release of free-flying helium balloons is strictly prohibited. Outside the operating hours of the military aerodromes, the release of free-flying helium balloons is allowed subject to the following requirements:Within 5km of any airport or airbasePermit from the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) requiredOutside 5km of any airport or airbaseNotification to the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) requiredIn all cases, individually or as cluster, the balloons must not exceed 2 meters in any linear dimension. 2. What are the areas that fall within the vicinity of airports or airbases? Flying kites in the following areas is restricted due to the potential hazard posed by such activities to aircraft in flight. Areas within 5km of Changi Airport and Paya Lebar Airport: Changi Pasir Ris Tampines Simei Bedok Eunos East Coast Park Areas within 5km of Seletar Airport: Seletar Yishun Ang Mo Kio Yio Chu Kang Seletar Reservoir Areas within 5km of Sembawang Airbase Sembawang Woodlands Mandai Areas within 5km of Tengah Airbase: Choa Chu Kang Boon Lay Jurong West 3. Where is the CAAS Personnel Licensing Office located at? The CAAS Personnel Licensing office is located at Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 2, South Pier Level 3, #038-039. You may refer to the map for directions to our office. Our mailing address is:Civil Aviation Authority of SingaporeSafety Policy & Licensing DivisionLicensing SectionSingapore Changi Airport P. O. Box 1Singapore 918141 4. Can I release sky lanterns in Singapore? Sky lanterns may pose a fire hazard or be a danger to aircraft operating in the vicinity. Furthermore, if these objects are ingested by aircraft engines, they can cause engine damage and endanger lives.During operating hours of the military aerodromes, the release of sky lanterns is strictly prohibited. Outside these, the release of sky lanterns is subject to a safety assessment and may be allowed on a case-by-case basis. 5. What are your opening hours? Our office is open during these times:DayTimeMonday to Thursday0830 hrs to 1245 hrs1400 hrs to 1700 hrsFriday0830 hrs to 1245 hrs1400 hrs to 1630 hrsEve of New Year, Chinese New Year and Christmas during Monday to Friday0830 hrs to 1145 hrsSaturday, Sunday and Public HolidaysClosed Recent UpdatesAir Navigation > Safe conduct of aerial activities > Release of Free-Flying Helium Balloons If you are unable to find an answer to your query, please submit your Feedback to let us know how we can help you.