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Drones fly high, as club wants to organise safety courses

Drones are usually associated with military operations, but yesterday, about 80 photography buffs let loose several mounted with cameras near Outram MRT Station, as part of an aerial photography session marking the 10th anniversary of the Tanjong Pagar CC Photographic Club.

Drones fly high, as club wants to organise safety courses

Some photography enthusiasts gathered at the open field outside Outram Park MRT Station yesterday to experience aerial photography using drones where cameras are mounted onto the them. The event marks the 10th year anniversary of the Tanjong Pagar CC Photographic Club.
PHOTO: ERNEST CHUA

Drones are usually associated with military operations, but yesterday, about 80 photography buffs let loose several mounted with cameras near Outram MRT Station, as part of an aerial photography session marking the 10th anniversary of the Tanjong Pagar CC Photographic Club.

With growing interest in the hobby, the club is planning to conduct courses on how to use drones safely. Said the club’s technical adviser Hilarion Goh: “We’ve got to fly in safe places. And also the intrusion of private property is something that we’re very concerned (about).”

Ms Indranee Rajah, who is Member of Parliament for Tanjong Pagar GRC, said the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) has rules on where drones can fly and how high, which is 60m. “The CAAS is studying (this). If it becomes widespread, the users multiply and there is invasion of privacy or security issues, then I think that something would have to be done in terms of legislation,” she said. Photo: Ernest Chua

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