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 Flying of Unmanned AircraftRegulated Activities 1. What is an unmanned aircraft? An unmanned aircraft (UA) refers to any aircraft that can be flown or used without any person on board the aircraft to operate it. They are controlled either remotely by a person on the ground or through the use of on-board computers. Some examples of UA include radio-controlled aircraft, drones and remote-controlled kites. 2. What regulatory requirements do I need to fulfil before I operate my unmanned aircraft? Depending on the weight of your unmanned aircraft (UA) and your intended UA activity, you may need to register your UA, obtain training, permits and/or hold a UA pilot licence. The user identification wizard listed here will help to guide you. 3. Why do we need to regulate the use of unmanned aircraft? Unmanned aircraft poses risks to aviation and public safety. To mitigate these risks and provide greater assurance to the public, it is necessary to regulate unmanned aircraft activities and minimise disruption or risks to the public and other aviation activities. 4. What are the conditions for use of radio frequencies for unmanned aircraft? The use of radio frequencies for unmanned aircraft shall comply with IMDA’s regulations. 5. What can I do if I feel my privacy has been violated by an operating unmanned aircraft? Incidents involving infringement of privacy, such as a person using an unmanned aircraft (UA) to pry into another person’s property may be dealt with under the Penal Code.In the event of such incidents, you should make a police report immediately. *The Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC)’s Advisory Guidelines on the Personal Data Protection Act for Selected Topics is applicable to images captured by UA operations for non-recreational/non-educational purposes. 6. Am I allowed to carry an unmanned aircraft on board an aircraft? Policies pertaining to the carriage of an unmanned aircraft on board an aircraft may differ from airline to airline. Travellers should check with the airline they intend to travel with prior to making their travel arrangements. 7. What are the penalties for offences involving unmanned aircraft? The full list of unmanned aircraft (UA)-related penalties can be found here: Air Navigation (101 – Unmanned Aircraft Operations) Regulations. CAAS takes a serious view of errant operations of UA which may pose threats to aviation or endanger the personal safety of others, and will not hesitate to take enforcement action against UA operators who contravene the regulations. If you are unable to find an answer to your query, please submit your Feedback to let us know how we can help you.