Operation of Permit-to-Fly ex-military aircraft on the UK register

Closed 12 Jun 2020

Opened 30 Apr 2020


The CAA is consulting on Edition 8 of CAP632 Ex-Military Aircraft.

While we absolutely appreciate that much of the UK’s aviation community is being severely affected by COVID-19, we do need to prepare for a safe return for aviation and develop future rules and regulations.

Why We Are Consulting

To meet that aim we are consulting on Edition 8 of CAP632 which is the comprehensive source of information containing rules and guidance pertaining to maintaining and operating permit-to-fly ex-military aircraft on the UK register.

It is aligned with CAP403 Flying Displays and CAP1724 Display Standards Document and includes operational requirements that an applicant for the issue of a Permit-to-Fly for an ex-military aircraft is required to meet.

All substantive revisions throughout this edition are underlined red. Broad topics where major revisions have been made are set out in the Revision History on pages 8 and 9.


We continually improve our regulation and guidance and your feedback is helpful to us in doing so. If you have any comments on or suggestions about this draft edition please send them to ga@caa.co.uk with subject line CAP632 feedback

Please note that this consultation closes on 12 June 2020.



  • General Aviation


  • Flying Displays and Events