#SGB_Family might remember that on June 2019, a drone was flying near Changi Airport. Due to this dangerous incident, new rules have been put into practiced. Pay attention if #SGB_Family is planning on hunting pictures in Singapore using drones.
Recorded and in Accordance to Regulations
Reported by todayonline, Dr Lam Pin Min, Senior Minister of State for Transportation stated that MOT will work together with Civil Aviation of Singapore (CASS) and Changi Airport to increase awareness of the matter.
Drone with a weight of 250g needs to be registered at CAAS before usage in Singapore. In addition, if you are flying a drone around Paya Lebar Air Base without authorisation, you will be fined with S$2,000.
How to Register?
How can you register your drones? #SGB_Team will leak the information just for you! Drone owners are required to purchase a S$15 label with a unique registration number along with the drone picture to be stuck unto the sticker. Each drone will need its own number.
This label can also be purchased online through CAAS website of Singapore Post. #SGB_Family can also buy it at any of the appointed 27 post office.
The registration number that you have purchased will then be registered to an online drone site. CAAS will release details on their site to update any new information and rules. You will be given a 3 months period of time, counting from 2 January 2020 to register.
Consequence of Violation
If you think that being fined S$2,000 around Paya Lebar Air Base is expensive, think twice before flying without permission. You will be fined up to S$10,000, jailed for 6 months or both when you are caught flying a drone without authorization. This new drone rules will be practiced starting from 2 April 2020.
Dr Lam also warned drone owners that they will be punished with 10 years of jail time and a fine up to S$100,000 if drone owners are found to endanger lives or attempt to steal someone’s belongings. Operators will not be excused thought he/she has permission from CAAS.
Wow, make sure that #SGB_Family has already done your registration and followed the rules before flying your drones to hunt photos in Singapore without any problem!