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Aerial activities to be restricted over parts of Singapore during F1 week

The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) will establish a temporary restricted area from Sep 29 to Oct 3.

Aerial activities to be restricted over parts of Singapore during F1 week

FILE: The skyline of Singapore is seen over the Marina Bay Street Circuit before the start of the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix on Sep 17, 2017. (File photo: AFP)

SINGAPORE: The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) will establish a temporary restricted area (TRA) over parts of the country from Sep 29 to Oct 3 while the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix takes place.

This is to ensure the safety of the public and clear the way for low-level helicopter flights that will provide aerial footage of the event, CAAS said in a media release on Wednesday (Sep 21).

The first Singapore Grand Prix since 2019 will take place from Sep 30 to Oct 2 after a hiatus brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

A map of the temporary restricted area that will be established during the 2022 Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix. (Image: Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore)

The temporary restricted area, which will be established under the Air Navigation Order (ANO), will extend from ground level to 4,000 feet above mean sea level.

It will be in place from 2.30pm to 10.30pm on Sep 29; 3.30pm to 11pm on Sep 30; 3pm to midnight on Oct 1 and Oct 2 and 3pm to 12.30am on Oct 2 and Oct 3.

"During the stated dates and times, the conduct of all aerial activities including kite-flying, hoisting of captive balloons and flying of unmanned aircraft such as drones into and within the TRAs is strictly prohibited, unless the required permits have been obtained from the CAAS," the authority said.

The temporary restricted area for the 2022 Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix will be in effect at various times from Sep 29 to Oct 3. (Table: Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore)

Those who conduct aerial and unmanned aircraft activities within temporary restricted areas without the required permits from CAAS face fines and imprisonment under the ANO and the Air Navigation (101 - Unmanned Aircraft Operations) Regulations 2019 (ANR-101).

Under the Air Navigation Order, which covers aerial activities, first-time offenders face a fine of up to S$20,000. Second and subsequent offences are punishable by a fine of up to S$40,000, up to 15 months in prison, or both.

Under ANR-101, which covers unmanned aircraft activities, first-time offenders face a fine of up to S$50,000, up to two years in prison, or both. Those who offend again face a fine of up to S$100,000, up to five years in prison, or both.

"In addition to the TRAs, existing restrictions on the conduct of aerial and unmanned aircraft activities within 5km of aerodromes, Danger Areas, Prohibited Areas, Restricted Areas and Protected Areas remain in force," CAAS added.

"Members of the public are reminded to check the OneMap.sg website or the OneMap app for information on areas where the conduct of aerial and unmanned aircraft activities is prohibited or requires a permit."

Information on the temporary restricted area will also be available on the Singapore Grand Prix website and the CAAS website.

Source: CNA/kg(gs)

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