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The Rules of the Air Regulations 1991

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1.These Regulations may be cited as the Rules of the...

  3. 2.The Rules of the Air set out in the Schedule...

  4. 3.The Rules of the Air Regulations 1990 are hereby revoked....

  5. Signature

    1. THE SCHEDULE

      THE RULES OF THE AIR—ARRANGEMENT OF RULES

      1. SECTION I INTERPRETATION

        1. 1.Interpretation

      2. SECTION II GENERAL

        1. 2.Application of Rules to aircraft

        2. 3.Misuse of signals and markings

        3. 4.Reporting hazardous conditions

        4. 5.Low flying

        5. 6.Simulated instrument flight

        6. 7.Practice instrument approaches

      3. SECTION III LIGHTS AND SIGNALS TO BE SHOWN OR MADE BY AIRCRAFT

        1. 8.General

        2. 9.Display of lights by aircraft

        3. 10.Failure of navigation and anti-collision lights

        4. 11.Flying machines

        5. 12.Gliders

        6. 13.Free balloons

        7. 14.Captive balloons and kites

        8. 15.Airships

      4. SECTION IV GENERAL FLIGHT RULES

        1. 16.Weather reports and forecasts

        2. 17.Rules for avoiding aerial collisions

        3. 18.Aerobatic manoeuvres

        4. 19.Right-hand traffic rule

        5. 20.Notification of arrival and departure

        6. 21.Flight in Class A airspace

        7. 22.Choice of VFR or IFR

        8. 23.Speed Limitation

      5. SECTION V VISUAL FLIGHT RULES

        1. 24.Visual flight rules

        2. 25.Flight within controlled airspace

        3. 26.Flight outside controlled airspace

        4. 27.VFR flight plan and air traffic control clearance

      6. SECTION VI INSTRUMENT FLIGHT RULES

        1. 28.Instrument Flight Rules

        2. 29.Minimum height

        3. 30.Quadrantal Rule and semi-circular Rule

        4. 31.Flight plan and air traffic control clearance

        5. 32.Position reports

      7. SECTION VII AERODROME TRAFFIC RULES

        1. 33.Application of aerodrome traffic rules

        2. 34.Visual signals

        3. 35.Movement of aircraft on aerodromes

        4. 36.Access to and movement of persons and vehicles on the...

        5. 37.Right of way on the ground

        6. 38.Launching, picking up and dropping of tow ropes, etc.

        7. 39.Flight within aerodrome traffic zones

      8. SECTION VIII SPECIAL RULES

        1. 40.Special Rules for Upper Heyford Mandatory Radio Area

        2. 41.Use of radio navigation aids

      9. SECTION IX AERODROME SIGNALS AND MARKINGS—VISUAL AND AURAL SIGNALS

        1. 42.General

        2. 43.Signals in the signals area

        3. 44.Markings for paved runways and taxiways

        4. 45.Markings on unpaved manoeuvring areas

        5. 46.Signals visible from the ground

        6. 47.Lights and pyrotechnic signals for control of aerodrome traffic

        7. 48.Marshalling signals (from a marshaller to an aircraft)

        8. 49.Marshalling signals (from a pilot of an aircraft to a...

        9. 50.Distress, urgency and safety signals

        10. 51.Warning signals to aircraft in flight

      10. SECTION I INTERPRETATION

        1. 1.Interpretation

      11. SECTION II GENERAL

        1. 2.Application of Rules to aircraft

        2. 3.Misuse of signals and markings

        3. 4.Reporting hazardous conditions

        4. 5.Low flying

        5. 6.Simulated instrument flight

        6. 7.Practice instrument approaches

      12. SECTION III LIGHTS AND OTHER SIGNALS TO BE SHOWN OR MADE BY AIRCRAFT

        1. 8.General

        2. 9.Display of lights by aircraft

        3. 10.Failure of navigation and anti-collision lights

        4. 11.Flying machines

        5. 12.Gliders

        6. 13.Free balloons

        7. 14.Captive balloons and kites

        8. 15.Airships

      13. SECTION IV GENERAL FLIGHT RULES

        1. 16.Weather reports and forecasts

        2. 17.Rules for avoiding aerial collisions

        3. 18.Aerobatic manoeuvres

        4. 19.Right-hand traffic rule

        5. 20.Notification of arrival and departure

        6. 21.Flight in Class A airspace

        7. 22.Choice of VFR or IFR

        8. 23.Speed Limitation

      14. SECTION V VISUAL FLIGHT RULES

        1. 24.The Visual Flight Rules shall be as follows:

        2. 25.Flight within controlled airspace

        3. 26.Flight outside controlled airspace

        4. 27.VFR flight plan and air traffic control clearance

      15. SECTION VI INSTRUMENT FLIGHT RULES

        1. 28.The Instrument Flight Rules shall be as follows:

        2. 29.Minimum height

        3. 30.Quadrantal Rule and semi-circular Rule

        4. 31.Flight plan and air traffic control clearance

        5. 32.Position reports

      16. SECTION VII AERODROME TRAFFIC RULES

        1. 33.Application of aerodrome traffic rules

        2. 34.Visual signals

        3. 35.Movement of aircraft on aerodromes

        4. 36.Access to and movement of persons and vehicles on the aerodrome

        5. 37.Right of way on the ground

        6. 38.Launching, picking up and dropping of tow ropes, etc.

        7. 39.Flight within aerodrome traffic zones

      17. SECTION VIII SPECIAL RULES

        1. 40.Special Rules for Upper Heyford Mandatory Radio Area

        2. 41.Use of radio navigation aids

      18. SECTION IX AERODROME SIGNALS AND MARKINGS—VISUAL AND AURAL SIGNALS

        1. 42.General

        2. 43.Signals in the signals area

        3. 44.Markings for paved runways and taxiways

        4. 45.Markings on unpaved manoeuvring areas

        5. 46.Signals visible from the ground

        6. 47.Lights and pyrotechnic signals for control of aerodrome traffic

        7. 48.Marshalling signals (from a marshaller to an aircraft)

        8. 49.Marshalling signals (from a pilot of an aircraft to a marshaller)

        9. 50.Distress, urgency and safety signals

        10. 51.Warning Signals to aircraft in flight

  6. Explanatory Note

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