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How to apply for permission

Applications for permission to conduct aerial work or for operations over or adjacent to a congested area should be submitted using the application form in the downloadable documents. The Civil Aviation Administration will normally require the following to be provided with any request:

  • Evidence that the operator has completed a course of adequate theoretical knowledge/general airmanship;
  • Evidence of successful completion of a practical flight assessment on the class of small unmanned aircraft that is to be used;
  • Evidence of recent flying experience on the class of small unmanned aircraft that is to be used;
  • A copy of the operations manual; and
  • Evidence of appropriate insurance to cover any risks associated with the planned flight(s).

Note 1: The above requirements may be demonstrated by the submission of a recent appropriate permission issued by the UK CAA or other National Supervisory Authority.

Note 2: Certificates obtained following completion of training at a UK CAA National Qualified Entity (NQE) as specified in CAP 722 may also be submitted as part of the application.

Note 3: At the discretion of the Civil Aviation Administration:

  • Evidence that the operator holds or has previously held a pilot’s licence or Air Traffic Controller’s licence may meet the requirement for the operator to provide evidence of the completion of a course of adequate theoretical knowledge/general airmanship.
  • Evidence of relevant flight records and drone flying experience may be considered in lieu of completing a practical flight assessment on the class of small unmanned aircraft that is to be used.

Please contact:

Civil Aviation Administration

St George's Court

Upper Church Street

Douglas

Isle of Man

IM1 1EX

Telephone:+44 1624 682358

Fax:+44 1624 682355

Email:Send Email

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