Unlicensed Landing Sites

Information and guidance regarding Unlicensed Aerodromes and Helicopter Landing Sites

CAP 793 - "Safe Operating Practices at Unlicensed Aerodromes (Including Helicopter Landing sites and Aerodromes Used for Flying Training)" is a comprehensive source of information. It collates the relevant rules and regulations and provides guidance on the following topics:

  • Planning considerations
  • Aeronautical notification
  • Aerodrome physical characteristics
  • Flying operations
  • Aircraft fuelling
  • Low flying and the unlicensed aerodrome
  • Emergency services
  • Provision of air traffic services
  • Take off and landing safety factors
  • Fire fighting, rescue and first aid equipment
  • Helicopter landing sites

Breaches of Regulations and Complaints

Complaints should be directed to The Head of Aviation Regulation Enforcement and Investigation Branch, CAA House, 45-59 Kingsway, London, WC2B 6TE.

Before any action is contemplated, positive evidence must be provided in relation to the identity and location of the aircraft.


Further Information

Aerodrome Standards Department

CAP 168 - "Licensing of Aerodromes"

Air Navigation Order