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 (Form e-DCA 252)
(With persons on board)

* 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 or Company (see Note 4)
2.
Company address
Contact Person (see Note 5b)
3.
Telephone No.
Fax No.
4.
Contact e-mail address
5.
Any former balloon operation experience? If yes, state where and when
6.
Balloon manufacturer
7.
Type of balloon (see Note 5c)
8.
Linear dimensions of balloon
9.
Height of balloon flight above anchor point metres
10.
Height of anchor point above ground level if on elevated structure, e.g. rooftop metres
11.
Dimension of clear area (see Note 5a and 6)
12.
Number of anchors and weight (each)
nos.
kilograms
13.
Length and number of anchor ropes
metres
nos.
14.
Lifting force of balloon kilograms
15.
Maxmium Take-Off Weight (MTOW) of balloon (see Notes 5c and 5d) kilograms
16.
Balloon Manufacturer's wind limitation (see Notes 5c, 5d and 5e) knots
17.
Proposed date(s) of flightStart Date

End Date

18.
Proposed time(s) of flightStart Time hr min (local)
End Time hr min (local)
19.
Precise location of flight (see Note 5a and 6)
20.
Maximum capacity of balloonCrew
Passenger
21.
Is the flight for hire or reward (see Note 5m)

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 e-application form and all relevant information (see paragraph 4) should reach the Civil Aviation Department (CAD) at least 28 working days prior to the date of the proposed flight. Delayed e-applications received after this timeframe may 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 should be : 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 proposed location of the balloon flight and the adjacent area including the clear area and locations of the anchors.
(b) Full name of the contact/accountable person.
(c) Type certification of the balloon (if applicable).
(d) Flight Manual(s).
(e) Operations Manual(s) (if applicable).
(f) Emergency Manual(s).
(g) Training Manual(s) including details of training organization and/or trainer(s) (qualifications and experience of trainer(s) may be required).
(h) Maintenance Manual(s).
(i) Copies of the pilot licences of the operator(s)/pilot(s) (if applicable).
(j) Presentation/Plan to fulfill the requirements stated in items (d) to (h) above, the Air Navigation (Hong Kong) Order 1995 (if applicable) and other CAD documents (if applicable), including training plan, maintenance requirements and plan for crew licensing and maintenance staff certification.
(k) 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.
(l) A letter from the owner or management company of the land authorising the use of the location for flying a captive balloon.
(m) If the flight is for hire or reward, the operator is also required to submit an Application for Permission to Operate Non-Scheduled Air Services form (Form DCA122) obtainable at the following site [ http://www.cad.gov.hk/application/DCA%20122.pdf ]

Additional information may be required and further conditions may be imposed depending on the particular circumstances of the proposed balloon operation. Any enquiries on the e-application should be made to the CAD duty officer on phone no. 2910 6233.

6. CAD will conduct a site visit to the location to verify the information submitted by the applicant and for a demonstration of normal and contingent operating procedures. (The applicant will be requested to arrange this visit).

7. 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 a captive balloon flight.

8. 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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e-DCA 252 (31 Mar 14)