A UK Regulated aircraft to be exported can use a valid Permit to Fly for flight to the place of delivery provided
If a UK Mode S has been allocated, it will need to be removed and replaced with one issued by the importing
authority to coincide with registration in that state.
To import an aircraft for the purpose of obtaining a UK Permit to Fly, the simplest method is to do so under the
registration mark and valid C of A or Permit to Fly issued by the exporting state. Alternatively, the aircraft could be
shipped in a container.
It may be possible for the aircraft to be issued with a UK Permit to Fly while still in the exporting country. A CAA
Surveyor will travel to the aircraft to perform the necessary inspections and assessments. This will incur additional
costs above the application fee.
A UK Permit to Fly for Ferry may be required for the transport of an aircraft without a valid Permit to Fly. This is
usually granted when the aircraft must travel for maintenance and repair or for the aircraft to be placed into long
If a Ferry Permit is required as part of the application for a Permit to Fly issue or revalidation, no extra charges
will be made.
If the issue of a Ferry Permit is required outside of the Permit to Fly process additional costs will incur.
A Permit to Fly for Test will be granted for flight testing intended for the issue of a Permit to Fly renewal or
Certificate of Validity. This will incur no extra costs unless overseas travel or accommodation is required.
If a Permit to Fly for Test is required to test a newly installed modification or repair, a charge will be made.
Please complete Form FCS1500 and
follow guidance for payments.
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