CAP 403 Flying Displays and Special Events: Safety and administrative requirements and guidance 2020

Closed 29 Nov 2019

Opened 4 Nov 2019


This consultation contains the proposed amendments to the next edition of CAP 403, Flying Displays and Special Events: Safety and Administrative Requirements and Guidance, which are planned to be effective from 1 April 2020.

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, this 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 2020 Display Season.

How to respond to this consultation

Please send us your comments online using the link below (preferred method).

Alternatively please email stating the paragraph reference and suggested change/comment.

What Happens Next

We are working to publish the final version of Edition 16 of CAP 403 on 28 January 2019.


  • General Aviation


  • Flying Displays and Events