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UK – EU Transition, and UK Civil Aviation Regulations

To access current UK civil aviation regulations, including AMC and GM, CAA regulatory documents, please use this link to UK Regulation. Please note, if you use information and guidance under the Headings, the references to EU regulations or EU websites in our guidance will not be an accurate information or description of your obligations under UK law. These pages are undergoing reviews and updates.


This section lists and links the primary unmanned aircraft documents and application forms published by the CAA

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Unmanned aircraft documents can be found in the publications section of our website.

Unmanned aircraft Safety Notices (SN)

SN-2020/010 Unmanned Aircraft - Responses to abnormal operations and in-flight failures

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UAS Civil Aviation Publications (CAPs)

CAP 722 Suite of Documents
CAP 722 UAS Operations in UK Airspace - Guidance
CAP 722A UAS Operations in UK Airspace - Operating Safety Cases
CAP 722B UAS Operations in UK Airspace - The UK Recognised Assessment Entity
CAP 722C UAS Operations in UK Airspace - UAS Airspace Restrictions Guidance and Policy
CAP 722D UAS Operations in UK Airspace - Master Glossary and Abbreviations
CAP 722E UAS Rotary Wing Swarm Operations - Visual Line of Sight - Requirements, Guidance and Policy
CAP 722F Model Aircraft Operations Policy and Guidance

CAP 1789A The EU UAS Implementing Regulation: Consolidated text
CAP 1789B The EU UAS Delegated Regulation: Consolidated text
CAP 1915 Unmanned Aircraft Systems BVLOS Operations in Support of the COVID-19 Response - Requirements, Guidance and Policy
CAP 1974 Drone and Model Aircraft Registration and Education System (DMARES) Enforcement Guidance
CAP 2013 Air Navigation Order 2020 Amendment - Guidance for unmanned aircraft system users

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New Regulation Fact Sheets

CAP 2003 Flying for Fun
CAP 2004 Flying as a hobby and at a club
CAP 2005 Using a drone for work
CAP 2006 Flying in the countryside
CAP 2007 Flying in towns and cities
CAP 2008 Difference between the 'old' and 'new' regulations
CAP 2012 Summary of Open category requirements

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Unmanned aircraft CAPs published by other CAA Departments

CAP 1827 Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) operations of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in unsegregated airspace: Sandbox brief
CAP 1868 A Unified Approach to the Introduction of UAS Traffic Management

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Unmanned aircraft Official Record Series (ORS)

ORS4 1233 Small Unmanned Aircraft - Emergency Services Operations
ORS4 1449 Unmanned Aircraft - Amendments to UAS operator 'standard permissions' issued prior to 31 December 2020
ORS5 376 CAA Scheme of Charges (General Aviation)

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Application forms

SRG1307 Model Aircraft Exemptions - Application - Over 25 kg
SRG1320 Application for Exemption or Permission for Operation of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) In UK Airspace
SRG1321 Application for Operation of an Unmanned Aircraft (UA) over 20kg in UK Airspace
SRG1322 Application for the Recognised Assessment Entity status (Small Unmanned Aircraft)

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