The Civil Aviation Authority’s General Aviation unit are working on the new edition of CAP 403, Flying Displays & Special Events: Safety and Administrative Requirements and Guidance.

They have published a consultation and welcome comments by Friday 11 January 2019

Click Here to download the Consultation edition of CAP403: Flying Displays and Special Events

The CAA State on their consultation webpage:-


This consultation contains the proposed amendments to the CAP 403, Flying Displays and Special Events: Safety and Administrative Requirements and Guidance, which are planned to be effective from 1 April 2019.

Why We Are Consulting

It is vital that CAP 403 is up-to-date and relevant to allow the display industry to prosper whilst maintaining public safety at all times. Feedback from the regulated community is crucial in supporting this.

In addition, feedback will assist in ensuring that the regulations governing Flying Displays and Special Events are proportionate, clear and unambiguous.

This consultation period allows the regulated community to provide feedback on the changes to CAP 403 ahead of the forthcoming Pre-Display Season Symposium and 2019 Display Season.

How to respond to this consultation

Comments for the consultation can either be entered via a webform on this link or by emailing