Aerial work means an aircraft operation in which an aircraft is used for the purpose of providing specialised services including but not limited to mapping, surveying, filming or imagery, observation, surveillance, patrol, inspection, glider towing, parachute jumping, external load carrying, banner towing, dispensing or dropping articles or substances, firefighting, search and rescue, emergency services.
Subject to the exceptions below, aircraft intending to fly over the Isle of Man for the purposes of aerial work require an approval issued by the Isle of Man CAA.
Approval to conduct aerial work in the Isle of Man is not required in the following circumstances:
- Any aircraft conducting aerial filming or imagery for which no remuneration is paid for the service and the filming and/or imagery equipment is hand held is exempt from the requirement for an aerial work approval
- Aircraft registered in the Isle of Man and operating in accordance with an approval to conduct aerial work issued under the Civil Aviation (Aircraft Registration and Marking) Order 2022
- Aircraft registered in the United Kingdom operating in accordance with the Air Operations Regulation as retained in UK law under the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 as amended
- Aircraft registered in a European Economic Area (EEA) state or Switzerland operating in accordance with the Air Operations Regulation as amended
Operators of aircraft wishing to apply for approval to conduct aerial work in the Isle of Man should contact us at:
Isle of Man
+44 1624 682358