Starting January 02 of 2020, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAV) mandates a mandatory registration of all drones above 250 grams before flying in Singapore.
It’s just sickening and plain stupid as to why few people still fly within 5 km of any airport and near military airbases. That is a basic rule and it gives a very bad name to the drone community. Whenever people ignore a no-fly zone, they raise the possibility of having the authorities to tighten and add more regulations.
Last June 2019, there was a drone sighting at Changi Airport causing an emergency shutdown of one runway. To ensure safety, one runway was suspended for a period of time causing flight delays and rerouting of plane arrival. The same incident occurred in London last December 2018, Gatwick Airport was affected for three days causing massive delays and cancellations. Passengers are the victims here and I definitely know the feeling of being stuck and waiting for eternity inside the plane or at the boarding gate.
In response to these incidents, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) has ordered mandatory registration of all drones 250 grams above starting January 2, 2020. This includes residents and tourists planning to fly drones in Singapore. Once registered, a sticker with a unique registration number will be affixed in unmanned aircraft.
In my case, I already registered mine and the process took me half-day to complete and registered it online. It’s really fast and easy.
HOW TO REGISTER:
Must be 16 years old and above.
Only for drones with a total weight of 250 grams above.
Purchasing Limit: Maximum of 5 label/unit for Singaporean/PR & 1 for Non-Singaporeans/PR and Tourist.
The UA registration is a two-step process comprising:
STEP 1: Purchase of a registration label/ Sticky label;
STEP 2: Completion of the online registration via the UA Portal.
A registration fee of $15 SGD will be collected at the point of purchase of each registration label/sticker.