• Version 2 now available.

    The Skyway Code is designed to provide private pilots with easy, quick access to the key information they need and includes:

    • Pilot responsibilities
    • Pre flight checks and flight planning
    • Airspace rules and regulations
    • Using aerodromes 
    • Risks and Emergencies
    • Flying outside the UK
    • Links to useful safety and regulatory resources

    As well as covering the regulations it includes examples of radio phraseology, tables to work out crosswind components and ground marshalling signals.

    The Skyway Code can be viewed online or downloaded for later use. The latest version will always be available here:

    Printed copies are available to buy direct from aviation supplier AFE Online: https://www.afeonline.com/shop/the-skyway-code-v2-cap-1535-

    Latest updates

    Version 2 (June 2019) of The Skyway Code includes:

    • Updated key info boxes  
    • Updated current applicability tables for licensing
    • Updated on planning to avoid infringements, planning and obstacle clearance and avoiding collisions 
    • Update to RT exchanges to reflect CAP 413
    • Updated LARS and FMC map
    • Updated frequency Monitoring Codes  
    • Addition of wind turbines information 
    • Update to military low flying system
    • Addition of Threat and Error Management 
    • Addition of D+D Cell information 
    • Updates to regulations 
    • Image and graphic error correction; and  
    • General corrections to wording and abbreviations   

    Future updates

    Amendments will be listed on this page before being incorporated into future editions.