Aircraft not registered in the European Economic Area (EEA) may only be used in the UK to undertake aerial survey or aerial photography (whether or not valuable consideration is received by the operator) if the operator holds a permit under Article 252 of the Air Navigation Order 2016.
Aircraft not registered in the EEA may only to be used for aerial work such as parachute dropping, crop spraying, banner towing, aerial display or flight training in the UK where the operator (or flying instructor) does not receive valuable consideration for his services or holds a permit under Article 252 of the Air Navigation Order
Permission for all types of aerial work will normally be given for a fixed period up to a maximum of 12 months. Permission will not be granted beyond the validity of the certificate of insurance or the certificate of airworthiness, whichever expires first.
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An application should be submitted at least two working days before the first flight is due to be undertaken.
Note that for first time applicants or complex activities an application should be submitted at least 30 days before the aerial work is due to take place.
Information or documents that will be required to be submitted in support of an application:
Flying training includes any flights with instructors which are necessary to maintain the validity of a licence.
Permission for flying training will normally be given only to the owners of the aircraft concerned or to any pilot employed by the owner to fly the aircraft on their behalf.
If the aircraft is owned by a Trust, permission may be given to the trustor.
If the trustor is a group or company permission may be given to members of that group or directors if the number of members or directors is no more than four.
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