Amateur Built Aircraft

Information associated with Amateur Built Aircraft

There are three basic routes from which to choose if you wish to build your own aircraft:

  • Design and build your own aircraft from scratch
  • Construct an aircraft from plans designed by someone else
  • Assemble a kit

CAP 659- "Amateur Built Aircraft: A Guide to Approval, Construction and Operation of Amateur Built Aircraft" is a comprehensive source of information.

Please Note: Every amateur built aircraft is a one-off, series production by individuals is not permitted.

Further Information

CAP 747 Generic Concession No. 6 - "Flight in UK Airspace of Foreign Registered Home-Built Aircraft"