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 FAQsFlying of Unmanned Aircraft1. Do I need a permit to operate small unmanned aircraft outdoors for recreational/research purposes? The use of a small unmanned aircraft (i.e. total mass of not more than 7kg) for recreation or research purposes will not require an Operator Permit and Class 1 Activity Permit, if the unmanned aircraft is operated:- At an altitude not exceeding 200 ft (approx. 60 m) above mean sea level (AMSL); and- Beyond 5 km of a civilian aerodrome/military airbase; and- Outside any Restricted Area, Danger Area or Protected AreaHowever, a Class 2 Activity Permit will be required if the unmanned aircraft is operated outdoors under any of the following conditions:- Operating altitude higher than 200 ft AMSL; or- Within 5 km of a civilian aerodrome / military airbase; or- Within any Restricted Area, Danger Area or Protected Area 2. How do I apply for a permit to fly an unmanned aircraft? CAAS is the one-stop for the application of all permits for unmanned aircraft operations. CAAS will process and coordinate with other relevant agencies on the evaluation of applications for any permit, and respond to the applicants on the outcome of their application. To apply for a permit, please click here. 3. What is considered as "for recreational purposes"? “Recreational purposes” refers to any pursuit or activity engaged in for enjoyment, relaxation or leisure, but not:a sporting activity that forms part of an organised group activity or organised competition or tournament (such as a flying display);a recreational activity provided by a business, or in the course of business. 4. Where can I fly my unmanned aircraft? You may click here to find out whether your planned activity location falls within 5km of a civil aerodrome / military airbase, or if in protected, prohibited, restricted or danger locations. 5. I would like to fly my unmanned aircraft indoors. Do I require any permits? Permits are not required for unmanned aircraft operations indoors only in the following circumstances:- At a private residence; or- At an experimental site in connection with the construction or testing of that unmanned aircraftFor use of unmanned aircraft indoors for any other purpose (e.g. in the course of business), you will be required to apply for an unmanned aircraft Operator Permit and Activity Permit before carrying out the activity. If you are unable to find an answer to your query, please submit your Feedback to let us know how we can help you.