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 to the address at the end of this guidance. 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.
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