General Aviation


The Skyway Code
Version 2
Practical guidance for GA pilots, students and flight instructors on operational, safety and regulatory issues relevant to their flying.
Condensing the ‘must know’ information into easy to navigate information and graphics The Skyway Code gives GA pilots a one stop shop for safety rules and advice.
Printed copies available to purchase from AFE online:
Download PDF copies at:
Dated: September 2019

CAA will be at the LAA Rally 2019
30 Aug – 1 Sept
The CAA, including the General Aviation Unit, will be at the LAA Rally 2019, taking place at Sywell Aerodrome, and will be in a marquee ready to answer your questions.
The team will be covering the following areas:
Licensing – general queries, including assistance in completing EASA conversions, certifying original documents and submission of flight crew licensing applications.
General advice on Airworthiness of aircraft, Air Displays, Operations and Policy.
Airspace & Safety Initiative – including advice on how to prevent airspace infringements and the latest information on electronic conspicuity.
Dated: August 2019

GA Continuing Airworthiness Management Workshops
The General Aviation Unit (GAU) recognises the challenges faced by industry when introducing new or amended regulation and are keen to provide GA specific training relating to Continuing Airworthiness Management.
As part of its collaborative approach to improve consistency across the industry, the GAU is planning to deliver Continuing Airworthiness Management workshops at locations throughout the UK from the 4th Quarter of 2019.
Dated: August 2019

Skyway Code: New edition now available
Our guide to private flying rules, regulations and best practice has been updated. Version 2 is now online, with printed copies available to buy direct from aviation supplier AFE.
Condensing the must know information on UK GA flying into easy to navigate information and graphics, The SkyWay Code gives GA pilots a one stop shop for safety rules and advice.
Dated: June 2019

BMAA given approval to issue initial Permit to Fly certificates
The British Microlight Aircraft Association (BMAA) has been given approval to issue Initial Permit to Fly certificates by the UK Civil Aviation Authority.
Permit to Fly certificates are generally issued to ex-military, kit-built and microlight aircraft that meet the appropriate airworthiness standards.
Following a change to the ANO in 2016, the CAA introduced a provision allowing the delegation of authority to other organisations to issue Initial Permits on its behalf.
The BMAA becomes the first general aviation organisation to receive this approval, recognising their capability to take on the task of both assessing and issuing the initial Permit to Fly certificate.
Dated: May 2019

CAA Cost Sharing Guidance
We have updated our cost sharing webpage to issue guidance to both pilots and passengers.
Dated: May 2019

Introductory Flights: Guidance to Operators
Updated guidance for operators of introductory flights has been published on our website.
This document has been produced to provide easy access to the rules and regulations surrounding introductory flights.
Dated: April 2018