Safety Standards Acknowledgement and Consent (SSAC) Class 5: Experience flight in an ex-military jet aeroplane

Closes 5 Sep 2022

Opened 11 Jul 2022


Safety Standards Acknowledgement and Consent (SSAC) is a CAA process that allows aircraft owners to offer fare-paying recreational flights in, primarily historic, aircraft that wouldn’t otherwise be possible if they had to meet the full requirements for normal commercial flying.

Anyone that operates these flights must have permission from the CAA and prove they meet all relevant safety, maintenance, and insurance. Operators are regularly inspected and audited by the CAA, and the pilots who operate these flights would need to have a commercial licence.

This process has been safely and successfully used for many years. The CAA is now considering expanding it to allow the general public to pay to fly in ex-military jet aeroplanes.

Why your views matter

CAP1395 has been amended to include this new class of SSAC activity under the existing SSAC policy to allow paid-for recreational flights in ex-military fast jet aeroplanes. This will enable General Aviation operators of these types of aircraft to provide remunerated flight experiences in line with the already established activity that occurs for ex-military single-engine piston aircraft, ex-military helicopters and ex-military multi-engine piston aircraft. This is an important new addition to SSAC operations and we welcome your views.

Give us your views

If you have any comments on or suggestions about this draft edition of CAP1395 please use the online form or email with 'CAP1395 consultation response' as the subject line.


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