Kite-flying & other aerial activities not allowed in some areas during F1

SINGAPORE - Aerial activities such as flying of unmanned aircraft, kite-flying, hoisting of captive balloons will not be allowed in an area surrounding the Formula One Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix circuit (see map above) during certain timings from Sep 17-20.

The restrictions will apply from 2.30pm to 11.59pm on Sep 17; 5.30pm to 11.30pm on Sep 18; 5.30pm on Sep 19 to 1am the next morning; and 7.30pm to 10.30pm on Sep 20.

This is to ensure that the aerial activities do not interfere or pose a danger to low-level helicopter flights filming the races, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore said in a statement today.

First-time offenders convicted of conducting such activities in the restricted area between ground level and 4,000 feet above mean sea level can be fined up to $20,000. For subsequent instances, the punishment includes a fine of up to $40,000 and/or a jail term of up to 15 months.