As fireworks and laser shows can distract or endanger aircraft, we offer guidance for anyone planning a major
firework, laser show or sky lantern release. If we know of a major event we can alert pilots and air traffic control in
We are able to offer advice on any sort of event and strongly recommend that you contact us if you are planning a
show near an airfield or where aircraft regularly fly.
Tell us about an
upcoming event involving lasers, fireworks, toy balloons or sky lanterns
For information relating to guidance for upcoming shows and events please see CAP 736.
If you are planning a flying display that will be advertised and open to the public then you will need permission
Guidance for display or event organisers
In the UK, permission is needed to fly tethered unmanned gas balloons that are:
Apply for a
permission to fly
The CAA must be notified about any UK event that features military aircraft.
Contact the CAA
and RAF events team
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