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 FAQsAir Navigation1. Can I fly a kite or operate a parasail in areas within the vicinity of an airport or airbase? When flown or operated within 5km of an airport or an airbase, kites and parasails may distract pilots while they are operating the aircraft. Furthermore, if these items are ingested by aircraft engines, they can cause engine damage and endanger lives. Thus, the conduct of these activities within 5km of an airport or an airbase is not allowed unless a permit has been obtained from CAAS. Applications for such a permit will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.However, you may fly a kite or operate a parasail outside 5km of any airport or airbase no higher than 200 feet above mean sea level. Otherwise, the following requirements must be met:AreaHeightRequirementWithin 5km of any airport or airbaseHeight limit subject to safety assessmentPermit from the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) requiredOutside 5km of any airport or airbaseHigher than 200 feet above mean sea levelPermit from the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) required 2. What will happen if I fly a kite or operate a parasail without a permit in areas where such activities are restricted? It is an offence to fly a kite or parasail without a permit: Within 5km of an airport or an airbase; and/or Above the allowable height limits. Anyone convicted of such an offence may be fined up to $20,000. Repeat offenders may be fined up to $40,000, or imprisoned for up to 15 months, or both. 3. 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. 4. 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 5. 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. If you are unable to find an answer to your query, please submit your Feedback to let us know how we can help you.