• Click here to start a flying display, special event or unusual aerial activity notification application

    Partially completed forms can be saved until all the information needed to submit an application has been gathered. This can be done by using the 'Save' button (located at the top of each page next to the CAA logo) and entering a password. 

    When submitting the application form there is an option to enter an email address to receive a PDF copy of the application. 

    Once the form has been submitted, receipt of confirmation and a PDF copy of the application will be sent to the applicant's correspondence email address. This message will include an application reference number which should be used in all subsequent correspondence.

    Documents to be included with an application

    • 1:50 000 scale Ordnance Survey map. An up-to-date colour 1:50,000 scale Ordnance Survey map extract showing the location of the flying display or event, the display area, spectator enclosures and car park locations is required for all applications. Ordnance Survey map extracts can be obtained from the Ordnance Survey website. Most county council websites provide free access to 1:50,000 scale Ordnance Survey mapping. Your map extract must be uploaded to the online application form.
    • Risk assessment. All flying display applications require a completed risk assessment. The SRG1303RA Flying Display Risk Assessment Template should be used for this purpose, although other formats may be acceptable. Completed risk assessments must be uploaded to the online application form. Some special events and unusual aerial activities may also require risk assessments to be included with applications. Clarification for this requirement can be obtained from the CAA GA Unit.
    • Aircraft display items list. The list of aircraft display items may be submitted using either the online form or by completing an aircraft display item schedule. If using the schedule, it must be uploaded to the online application form.

    Flying displays and special events featuring only military aircraft

    If your flying display or special event includes only military aircraft, the CAA must be notified using DAP1920D: Request for Airspace Coordination and Notification - Air Displays.