General Aviation Home Page. Quick link to this page: www.caa.co.uk/ga
We are committed to being a better regulator and are introducing some important measures to improve the way that we regulate GA.
This includes setting up a new GA unit to be in place by April 2014. It will be dedicated to effective and proportionate regulation that supports and encourages a dynamic GA sector. The unit will cover the oversight of non-complex aircraft, broadly non-commercial operations, and associated infrastructure and activities.
It will ensure our work is evidence and risk-based, and proportionate and that we engage with GA to identify potential opportunities for deregulation, such as the recent consultation on de-regulating single seat microlights. It will also look at more delegation to the sector.
The following publications provide information and guidance material on the subject of General Aviation.
Ex-Military Aircraft (CAP 632)
Ex-military aircraft operating on the UK register with a mass in excess of 2730 kg or with a turbine engine or a piston engine exceeding 800 HP are required under the UK Permit to Fly system to operate in accordance with CAP 632 - "Operation of 'Permit to Fly' Ex-Military Aircraft on the UK Register".
The CAP 632 Newsletters and Bulletins below are specifically relevant to the operators and pilots of these aircraft
CAP 632 News
CAP 632 Bulletins
Making a Report to the CAA
Information about making a report to the CAA (such a Mandatory Occurrence Reports, Birdstrikes, Icefalls, Noise and alleged breaches of Air Navigation Legislation) can be found on the Making a Report to the CAA webpage.
Environmental Information Documents
A series of Environmental Information Documents have been compiled covering information and advice on a variety of aviation-related subject enquiries, including aircraft noise complaints.
General Aviation Application Forms are available online.
General Exemptions and Permissions
General Aviation General Exemptions and Permissions are available online.