CONTROL OF AIR TRAFFIC
—(1) Every person and every aircraft shall comply with such of the Rules of the Air and Air Traffic Control contained in the Eleventh Schedule as may be applicable to that person or aircraft in the circumstances of the case.
(2) Subject to sub-paragraph (3), it shall be an offence to contravene, to permit the contravention of, or to fail to comply with, the Rules of the Air and Air Traffic Control.
(3) It shall be lawful for the Rules of the Air and Air Traffic Control to be departed from to the extent necessary —
for avoiding immediate danger; or
for complying with the law of any country other than Singapore within which the aircraft then is.
(4) If any departure from the Rules of the Air and Air Traffic Control is made for the purpose of avoiding immediate danger, the commander of the aircraft shall cause written particulars of the departure, and of the circumstances giving rise to it, to be given within 10 days thereafter to the competent authority of the country in whose territory the departure was made or if the departure was made over the high seas, to the Minister.
(5) Nothing in the Rules of the Air and Air Traffic Control shall exonerate any person from the consequence of any neglect in the use of lights or signals or of the neglect of any precautions required by ordinary aviation practice or by the special circumstances of the case.
(6) The chief executive officer may for the purpose of promoting the safety of the aircraft make regulations as to special signals and other communications to be made by or on an aircraft, as to the course on which and the height at which an aircraft shall fly and as to any other precautions to be observed in relation to the navigation and control of aircraft which the chief executive officer may consider expedient for the purpose aforesaid and no aircraft shall fly in contravention of any such regulations.
—(1) Where the Minister makes an order under section 3(2)(l) of the Act, the Minister may make regulations supplemental to such order restricting or imposing conditions on flight, either generally or in relation to any class of aircraft, over any area or along any route specified in such order and an aircraft shall not fly in contravention of such regulations.
(2) If the commander of an aircraft becomes aware that the aircraft is flying in contravention of any such regulations he shall forthwith cause a signal of distress to be made by radio or by one of the prescribed visual signals, and shall (unless otherwise instructed by the appropriate air traffic control unit or by a commissioned officer of the Armed Forces) cause the aircraft to land at the aerodrome, being an aerodrome suitable for that purpose, which it can reach by flying to the least possible extent over the area to which the regulations relate. The aircraft shall not begin to descend while over such area.
—(1) Within Singapore —
a captive balloon or kite shall not be flown at a height of more than 200 feet above the ground level or within 60 metres of any vessel, vehicle or structure;
a captive balloon shall not be flown within 5 kilometres of an aerodrome;
a balloon exceeding two metres in any linear dimension at any stage of its flight, including any basket or other equipment attached to the balloon, shall not be flown in controlled airspace;
a kite shall not be flown within 5 kilometres of an aerodrome;
an airship shall not be moored; and
an aircraft capable of being flown without a pilot shall not be flown —
more than 200 feet above ground level;
within 5 kilometres of an aerodrome; or
within the boundaries of any danger or of any restricted or prohibited area,
without the permission in writing of the Minister, and in accordance with any conditions subject to which that permission may be granted.
(2) A captive balloon when in flight shall be securely moored, and shall not be left unattended unless it is fitted with a device which ensures its automatic deflation if it breaks free of its moorings.