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Version 4 now available.

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

  • Pre flight checks and flight planning
  • Key operating regulations
  • Airspace regulations
  • UK air traffic services
  • Aerodromes operations
  • Safety guidance
  • Emergencies
  • Flying outside the UK
  • Links to useful safety and regulatory resources

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

Latest updates

Key updates in Version 4 (November 2023) of The Skyway Code includes:

  • Improved presentation and readability
  • Key retained EU law for aviation
  • Links to the Aviation Regulatory Library
  • Links to new and revised Safety Sense Leaflets
  • Updates to aeronautical information, including UK Flight Information Service (FIS) frequencies and Frequency Monitoring Codes
  • Use of the VHF Low Level Frequency
  • Updated operational guidance, including fuel management and crossing controlled airspace
  • Revised ‘Safer Flying’ chapter, including threat and error management and decision making

Future updates

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

News from UK Civil Aviation Authority

  1. Regulator signs working arrangement with Japan
  2. Plans to upgrade airspace unveiled by UK regulator
  3. Regulator Board hosted a stakeholder meet-and-greet at Farnborough Airshow