香港特別行政區政府
民航處
Civil Aviation Department
The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Application for Flying Captive Balloon (No persons on board)
(Form e-DCA 251)


* Applicants will be charged in accordance with Hong Kong Air Navigation (Fees) Regulations (CAP. 448 sub.leg. D)
* Please read the attached NOTES at Page 2 carefully before completing this form.
1.
Name of applicant (see Note 4)
2.
Company address
Contact Person
3.
Telephone No.
Fax No.
4.
Contact e-mail address
5.
Any former balloon operation experience in HK? If yes, state when
6.
Type of balloon
7.
Number of balloons flown
8.
Linear dimensions of balloon(s)
9.
Height of balloon above anchor point metres (including height of balloon)
10.
Height of anchor point above ground level if on elevated structure, e.g. rooftop (see Note 5c) metres
11.
Dimension of clear area (see Note 5b and 5c)
12.
No. of anchor(s) and weight (each)
nos.
kilograms
13.
Length and number of anchor ropes
metres
nos.
14.
Lifting force of balloon (see Note 5e) kilograms
15.
Maxmium Take-Off Weight (MTOW) of balloon (see Note 5e) kilograms
16.
Balloon manufacturer's wind limitation (see Note 5e) knots
17.
Proposed date(s) of flight (see Note 5f)Start Date

End Date

18.
Proposed time(s) of flight (inclusive)Start Time hr min (local)
End Time hr min (local)
19.
Precise location of flight (see Note 5a and 5f)
20.
Purpose of flight (see Note 5h)


21.
Is the flight for hire or reward
(see Note 5g)
22.
Is the balloon capable of carrying passenger(s)?
(see Note 5h)

香港特別行政區政府
民航處
Civil Aviation Department
The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
NOTES The following Notes are provided for guidance only.

1. The fee for each application is $1,470.
Payment shall be made at the time of application and may be made by one of the following methods:
a) crossed cheque payable to ‘The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region’;
b) bank draft in Hong Kong Dollars (HK$) in favour of ‘The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region’ and drawn on a bank located in Hong Kong; or
c) bank transfer to:
Bank Name The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corp Ltd
Bank Address No. 1 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong
Swift Code HSBC-HKHH-HKH
Bank Account No. 002-268126-008
Bank Account Name The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Treasury
No. 1 Collection Account (Attn. Civil Aviation Department)
Payment Details Please quote this application.

2. If payment is by crossed cheque or bank draft, (a) or (b) above, they shall be sent by post to:
Chief (Operations and Personnel),
Air Traffic Management Division, Civil Aviation Department,
Air Traffic Control Complex,
1 Control Tower Road,
Hong Kong International Airport,
Lantau, Hong Kong.

If payment is by bank transfer, (c) above, the receipt may be sent by fax to no. 2910 0186, or by post to the above address. For overseas transfer, please include enough bank charges and tender exact amount in Hong Kong Dollars to avoid any underpayment due to exchange difference and any deduction made by your appointed bank in Hong Kong.

3. The application form and all relevant information should reach the Civil Aviation Department (CAD) at least 14 working days prior to the date of the proposed balloon flight. Applications received after this deadline will not be processed in time. Depending on the particular circumstances of the proposed balloon operation, extra time may be required for processing of the application.

4. The applicant is normally the operator of the balloon, or the Company itself.

5. The following supporting documents shall be submitted to the following email address: balloon@cad.gov.hk in addition to the e-Form application. These documents shall either be in pdf or Word format for text files, and pdf or jpeg format for photo files. Incomplete or insufficient information may delay the application process.
a) Photographs and/or maps showing the location of the proposed balloon flight and the adjacent area.
b) Scaled site plan showing the locations of the anchors and the clear area, with the dimension of the clear area precisely marked.
c) Elevation or cross sectional plan showing that the cable swept path(s) of the balloon will remain clear of any structures or nearby road traffic and method to secure the balloon.
d) Description of measures to ensure that the clear area would not be accessible by the public (such as area being fenced off or guarded).
e) Specification of the balloon.
f) A letter from the owner or management company of the land authorising the use of the location for flying a captive balloon.

g) If the flight is for hire or reward, the operator is also required to submit an Application for Permission to Operate Non-Schedule Services (DCA122) obtainable at the following site:
http://www.cad.gov.hk/application/DCA%20122.pdf .

h) For balloon capable of carrying passengers, the operator is required to provide a copy of the insurance certificate showing that the balloon carries appropriate insurance cover for any accident, incident or occurrence in compliance with the requirements set out in the Civil Aviation (Insurance) Order.

Additional information may be required and further conditions may be imposed depending on the particular circumstances of the proposed balloon operation.

6. Information shall be entered in all applicable fields of the form. Any enquiries concerning the e-Form should be made to the duty CAD officer, tel. no. 29106233.

7. CAD may conduct a site visit to the location to verify the information submitted by the applicant. (The applicant will be required to arrange such visit if required.)

8. This application and the requisite Permission, if granted, only relates to the requirements of the Air Navigation (Hong Kong) Order 1995. The applicant shall obtain any other necessary authorization or permission under any other relevant legislation from CAD, other Government Department(s) or appropriate organization(s) as applicable before undertaking the captive balloon flight.

9. The applicant is advised not to enter into any contractual obligation or begin publicity of the balloon flight until the requisite permissions and authorisations have been obtained.

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Form e-DCA 251 (31 Mar 14)