Application and guidance information associated with Parachuting and Parachute Dropping

All parachute dropping from civil registered aircraft over the UK is regulated by the CAA and must be conducted in accordance with the requirements set in the Air Navigation Order.

CAP 660 "Parachuting" is a comprehensive source of information. It collates the rules and regulations and provides guidance on the following topics:

  • Legal requirements
  • Parachuting operations
  • Parachuting displays
  • Monitoring and audit
  • Safety management systems and risk assessment
  • Relevant legislation

CAP 403 "Flying Displays and Special Events" includes further information in relation to parachuting as part of a flying display.

The BPA (British Parachute Association) has compiled an Operations Manual, adherence to which will ensure an acceptable operating standard.



Applying for the grant or renewal of Parachuting Permission

Potential applicants should initially contact the General Aviation Unit.

CAA Form SRG 1313, together with the appropriate fee, should be sent to the BPA. Details of costs can be found in the CAA Scheme of Charges - General Aviation.

At present, all parachuting clubs and teams work through the BPA. Applicants not wishing to apply to the BPA should apply directly to the CAA directly following the procedure stated above except the form and fee should be sent to the General Aviation Unit.

The minimum notice required by the CAA before a parachuting Permission and any related Exemptions can be granted is 30 working days from receipt of the application.



Further Information

BPA Website

Flying Displays and Special Events