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UK – EU Transition, and UK Civil Aviation Regulations

To access current UK civil aviation regulations, including AMC and GM, CAA regulatory documents, please use this link to UK Regulation. Please note, if you use information and guidance under the Headings below, the references to EU regulations or EU websites in our guidance will not be an accurate information or description of your obligations under UK law. These pages are undergoing reviews and updates.

There are three basic routes from which to choose if you wish to build your own aircraft:

  • Design and build your own aircraft from scratch
  • Construct an aircraft from plans designed by someone else
  • Assemble a kit

CAP 659: Guide to Approval, Construction and Operation of Amateur Built Aircraft is a comprehensive guide to the rules around amateur built aircraft.

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