Fly A Drone In Singapore--things to know before taking off

Drone is more and more popular and you can be your own pilot and take amazing photos. And as the holiday season draws closer, more flyers are taking to the skies with their new toys, as drones become cheaper and easier to fly, such as Dji drone which is most popular drone brand.

But before taking off, you should know something about regulation of drone and where you can fly a drone.

Drone flyers have to keep in mind these regulations before they fly drones in Singapore:

- The total weight of their drone, including a payload (such as a camera) must be 7kg or below.

- Drones are not allowed to discharge any material, such as water or other substances.

- Drones can only be flown below 200ft (60.9m) above mean sea level.

- Drones cannot fly within 5km of an aerodrome or airbase, or within restricted, dangerous, protected or prohibited areas.

Where you can fly a drone in Singapore?

GOOD NEWS: Fly a drone is allow in National Parks now. From the NParks website:The flying of drones is allowed in most parks except for those areas which are designated as 'No Flying' zones by signs, e.g in the Singapore Botanic Gardens and the Nature Reserves.

For the most updated database on where you can go to fly drones, flyers can check the CAAS website.

When you are flying your drone:

It is best to fly in large, open spaces without trees, such as fields in places like Marina South or Old Holland Road. The Marina Barrage is a popular option for drone flyers, which offers good photography options, such as of the city skyline.

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