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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.

The CAA publications library

 All our publications can be found in the publications section of our website.

Safety Directives

SD–2023/001- Grounding of all Freefly Astro Aircraft.

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UAS Civil Aviation Publications (CAPs)

CAP 722 Suite of Documents
CAP 722 UAS Operations in UK Airspace - Guidance
CAP 722A UAS Operations in UK Airspace - Operating Safety Cases
CAP 722B UAS Operations in UK Airspace - The UK Recognised Assessment Entity
CAP 722C UAS Operations in UK Airspace - UAS Airspace Restrictions Guidance and Policy
CAP 722D UAS Operations in UK Airspace - Master Glossary and Abbreviations
CAP 722E UAS Rotary Wing Swarm Operations - Visual Line of Sight - Requirements, Guidance and Policy
CAP 722H Pre-defined Risk Assessment Requirements, Guidance & Policy

CAP 1974 Drone and Model Aircraft Registration and Education System (DMARES) Enforcement Guidance
CAP 2013 Air Navigation Order 2020 Amendment - Guidance for unmanned aircraft system users

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Unmanned aircraft CAPs published by other CAA Departments

CAP 1827 Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) operations of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in unsegregated airspace: Sandbox brief
CAP 1868 A Unified Approach to the Introduction of UAS Traffic Management

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Unmanned aircraft Official Record Series (ORS)

ORS4 1233 Small Unmanned Aircraft - Emergency Services Operations
ORS4 1449 Unmanned Aircraft - Amendments to UAS operator 'standard permissions' issued prior to 31 December 2020
ORS5 418 CAA Scheme of Charges (General Aviation)

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Application forms

SRG1307 Model Aircraft Exemptions - Application - Over 25 kg

Application for Operational Authorisation to Operate Unmanned Aircraft Systems in UK Airspace

SRG1322 Application for the Recognised Assessment Entity status (Small Unmanned Aircraft)

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