• Most Permissions for Aerial Work (PFAW) are granted for 12 months and then need to be renewed by the holder. If the PFAW is not renewed it becomes invalid and the holder must not undertake commercial work with a drone until the Permission is renewed.

    We recommend that you apply to renew your application at least 30 days before it is due to expire, but not more than 90 days before the expiry date.

    How to apply

    You will need to:

    • complete form SRG 1320, ticking the Renewal box and send to UAVenquiries@caa.co.uk
    • resubmit your operations manual, highlighting any changes and also provide proof of applicable insurance requirements
    • provide logbook evidence of at least 2 hours total SUA/SUSA flight time in the last 3 months preceding your application

    Changes and variations to your PFAW

    If you need to inform us of any changes or variations to your Permission for Aerial Work, such as using a different class of drone or type of activity, please:

    You can do this at any time and should not wait until your PFAW is due to expire. You should not undertake any activity unless it is explicitly approved by the terms of your PFAW.