Low Flying

Application and guidance information associated with Low Flying

Rules 5 and 6 of the Rules of the Air detail the regulations associated with low flying.

Exemptions from the regulations detailed in Rule 6 may on occasions be granted by the CAA. Further information is available from the General Aviation Unit.

Applying for an Exemption or Permission

CAA Form SRG 1304, together with the appropriate fee, should be sent to the General Aviation Unit Details of costs can be found in the CAA Scheme of Charges - General Aviation.


Complaints of low flying and allegations of breaches of Air Navigation legislation.

In any instance where it is felt that an aircraft has breached Air Navigation legislation, the CAA may be able to investigate and, if appropriate, prosecute. However, before the matter can be pursued throught the courts there would be a requirement  placed upon the CAA to provide a high level of positive evidence, particularly identification of the aircraft and details of supporting witnesses.

All complaints concerning low-flying aircraft and allegations of breaches of Air Navigation legislation should be directed to Air Regulation Enforcement using CAA Form FCS1520.


Further Information.

Safety Sense Leaflet 18- "Military Low Flying"