Please note that, in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a negotiated agreement, some CAA website content and application forms may continue to carry the EASA logo or reference the EU or EASA rather than the UK CAA in the short term. These will be updated in due course following the UK’s departure from the EU. In the meantime, the guidance provided and the application forms accessed via the CAA website portal will continue to be valid.
The CAA may issue a National Permit to Fly when it is satisfied on the basis of its own investigations, that in
respect of its design and construction and all other relevant matters, an aircraft meets the foregoing
The Permit to Fly will include any conditions and limitations under which the aircraft must be flown and in certain
cases any relevant maintenance requirements that are to be met. The CAA may restrict the number of occupants that may
be carried in the aircraft operating in accordance with a Permit to Fly.
A Permit to Fly issued in accordance with BCAR CAP 553 Chapter A3-7, other than for ferry or test purposes will be
rendered valid by the periodic issue of a Certificate of Validity.
A 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
A Permit to Fly for Test is required to test a newly installed modification or repair.
For non-EASA Certificate of Airworthiness aircraft (Annex II and “state” aircraft), there is no requirement for the
issue of a temporary National Permit to fly because “A” and “B” Conditions remain in force for these aircraft which
allow them to fly for the purposes of ferry, revalidation of a C of A and flight testing etc provided the flight is
solely within UK Airspace.
The aircraft must be fully registered on the UK register
The aircraft must be on the UK register and either have qualified for/or be in the process of qualifying for a UK National Permit to Fly or UK National Certificate of Airworthiness.
The aircraft must be fully registered on the UK register, have previously held a UK CAA National Permit to Fly which has not expired by more than 12 months.
The aircraft will be of military origin with the Maintenance Organisation approved under BCAR Section A, Chapter A8-20. The renewal must be submitted by an approved the A8-20 organisation with the privilege to issue a Certificate of Validity.
If the A8-20 organisation holds the appropriate privilege, they may use the Permit Online Form to renew the C of V.
When applying for the issue of a temporary national permit to fly where the national certificate of airworthiness is temporarily invalid, there is a charge of £209.
In the event of a discrepancy between the information here and the Scheme of Charges, the Scheme of Charges (Airworthiness, Noise Certification and Aircraft and Aircraft Engine Emissions) takes precedence
The CAA has developed the same day, special delivery and other customised services to
include additional products and areas. These services are optional and do not affect our
standard Code of Practice time-scales.
These services offer an accelerated turnaround where requested by an individual,
organisation or owner due to an operational or business need. These services must be
requested at the time of initial application and will be processed subject to our receipt of all
necessary documentation, fees and charges being paid on application and the terms and
conditions detailed below.
All fees shown below are in addition to the fee for the service as prescribed in the Scheme of
Charges being in force at the time of application.
This information is divided into sections as follows:
Email email@example.com confirming:
Please note: Organisations that do not hold the privilege to issue a Certificate of Validity can complete the application form available via Permit Online Non-Account Holder.
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