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Rules and regulations are in place that pilots, air traffic controllers, aircraft engineers and others have to follow to ensure the highest levels of aviation safety.
If you think you have witnessed a breach of one of these rules or regulations then you can report it to us.
To report a drone being flown dangerously contact the police on 101. This includes a drone being flown higher than 400ft or close to an airport. To report a drone infringing controlled or restricted airspace use the form below.
We actively encourage suspected wrongdoing to be reported, however we do not have the resources to conduct a full investigation in all cases.
All reports are assessed for available evidence and the impact on safety before a decision is taken whether to undertake a full investigation.
If there is sufficient evidence (such as the aircraft registration) then we may conduct an investigation.
Once we have conducted an initial review we will contact you to let you know whether we will be taking action. Due to the high number of reports we will not necessarily be able to contact you within the normal 20 working day timescale but will be in touch once our initial review has been completed.
Note: When using FlightRadar24 as a position source, it should be noted that, as the FlightRadar24 website explains, the altitude displayed is not necessarily indicative of an aircraft's height above ground. FlightRadar24 is therefore not considered to be a reliable evidential source of an aircraft's position.
Other examples we can investigate include aircraft flying without the correct approvals; companies or individuals charging for flights without the correct certificates; pilots flying without the correct licences and engineers undertaking unapproved work.
If you think you have witnessed a breach of aviation law then you can make a report online.
Please do not include the personal details of other witnesses, or their contact details, in your online report, unless you have first obtained their permission. Other witnesses should be encouraged to fill in their own separate reports as it is important for us to be able to assess all information or evidence which could be useful to the investigation.
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