Visual Flight Rules (VFR) & Chart Information

Information for airspace users


VFR Guide

This guidance material is intended for Pilots of VFR flights within UK Airspace below FL 195 and combines useful information from numerous sources. It is used on the understanding that it does not represent a substitute for the more comprehensive information contained in the UK AIP which should always be regarded as the authoritative source.

Note: The guide has not been updated since 2010

Open the VFR guide.

Local Flight Guides

Information on flight around specific airfields which has been supplied by the airfield concerned. These guides are not produced by the CAA and we have no responsibility for content within.

BristolEast MidlandsGlasgowManchester CTR
Manchester Low Level NewcastleNorwichSolent

Awareness Posters and Advice

A selection of useful posters and leaflets available for download & print. Also see the (GASIL)

Know Your AirspaceGeneral Aviation Safety Information Leaflets AIS Information Line
When You FlyThings to Check & Do TCAS - Squawk Mode C 
UK ATS ClassificationsSafety Sense LeafletsGPS Use

VFR Charts

The VFR Chart Amendment Service previously available on the CAA website at has been transferred across to the AIS website.

For information the production of the VFR Charts transferred across to NATS/AIS some months ago, so the subsequent transfer of this chart amendment service is a logical progression. The new service is located at under the VFR Charts heading. The new service will require a user name and password to login, but there remains no charge for this service. If you have any issues please contact The CAA retains some information relating to Visual Flight, including the VFR guide referenced above.