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UK Civil Aviation Regulations

These are published by the CAA on our UK Regulations pages. EU Regulations and EASA Access Guides published by EASA no longer apply in the UK. Our website and publications are being reviewed to update all references. Any references to EU law and EASA Access guides should be disregarded and where applicable the equivalent UK versions referred to instead.

Recognition of Firearms and Explosives – Instructors' course

Successful completion of this course will enable instructors to design and deliver initial and recurrent training in the recognition of firearms, explosives and incendiary devices (RFX) for the RFX module of the relevant syllabuses. RFX instructors are required to renew knowledge by attending a refresher course at least every 36 months.

The duration is two days for the initial course or one day for the refresher.

Please contact the course providers listed below to arrange attendance on an RFX course.

For further information on applying for approval from the Department for Transport (DfT) to deliver the RFX Instructors course in accordance with the RFXI Syllabus, please contact the CAA at Avsec.Training@caa.co.uk

To apply to hold the RFX Identity Letter for instructors who will travel with inert training aids, please use the RFX application form

HAE Training

Matthew Pearce

Mission Hall, Middle Farm, Feltham, Middlesex, TW14 0PW

Matthew.Pearce @haetraining.com

Phone: +44 (0)208 8310724

Redline Assured Security Ltd an Air Partner Company

Clare Causier

The National Safety and Security Academy, First Avenue, Finningley, Doncaster, DN9 3RH


Regus Offices, 450 Bath Road, Heathrow, London, UB7 0EB


Phone: +44 (0)1302 288360 Fax: +44 (0)1302 623355

Manchester Airport Group

Curtis Walsh

Stansted Airport Limited, Enterprise House, Bassingbourn Rd, London Stansted Airport,Stansted CM24 1QW


Phone: +44 (0)1279 663160

Gatwick Airport Limited

Jo Buchan and Tanya Hodges

Training Point, Concorde House, Gatwick Airport, West Sussex, RH6 ODW


Phone: 07917 853609/07765 124497

Heathrow Airport Limited

Jason Mcloughlin

The Compass Centre, Nelson Road, Hounslow, Middlesex,TW6 2GW


Phone: 020 8745 6352 Mob: 07808 116343