Aviation authority to impose temporary ban on aerial activities in town during F1 Grand Prix

A temporary restricted area has been marked out in town to prevent aerial activities from interfering with low-level helicopter flights conducting filming for the 2017 Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Grand Prix.

The restrictions, imposed across four days at various timings, will make activities such as flying unmanned aircraft, releasing flight lanterns, kite-flying and hoisting captive balloons prohibited within the temporary restricted area, unless authorised by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS).

CAAS said in a statement that interference with these low-level flights could endanger aircraft operations, as well as people and objects on the ground.

The temporary restricted area will extend from ground level to 4,000 feet above mean sea level during the following dates and timings:

• 14 September 2017, 1430 hrs to 2315 hrs; • 15 September 2017, 1500 hrs to 2345 hrs; • 16 September 2017, 1500 hrs to 17 September 2017, 0100 hrs; and • 17 September 2017, 1500 hrs to 18 September 2017, 0100 hrs

Anyone who flouts Air Navigation Order rules can be fined up to S$20,000 in the first instance, or face up to S$40,000 and/or imprisonment for up to 15 months in subsequent instances.