No permit, but drones are still flying high

When The Sunday Times visited this field in Tampines recently, some people the reporter spoke to admitted they were flying drones without a permit. Flying drones at this field along Tampines Avenue 10 requires a permit as it is within 5km of Paya LebWhen The Sunday Times visited this field in Tampines recently, some people the reporter spoke to admitted they were flying drones without a permit. Flying drones at this field along Tampines Avenue 10 requires a permit as it is within 5km of Paya Lebar Air Base.ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

Some seen in Tampines within 5km of airbase; gadgets may pose threat to planes, say experts

On weekends, an otherwise obscure field in Tampines comes alive. Scores of people troop in, set up their gadgets and engage in their favourite weekend activity.

What they are doing, though, is illicit. They are flying drones.

This is despite the fact that the field in Tampines Avenue 10 is off-limits to drones unless users have permits. It is within 5km of Paya Lebar Air Base and drones are deemed a potential threat to aircraft.

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