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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.

This permission and exemption allows balloon pilots to take-off within or near a congested area below a height of 1000 feet above the highest fixed obstacle within 600m and to take off or land within 1000m of open-air assembly of 1000 persons, subject to certain conditions. It also permits a balloon to land in a congested area if it is becalmed.

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