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The Civil Aviation (Route Charges for Navigation Services) Regulations 1997

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7.  These Regulations shall not apply to the following flights—

(i)flights by military aircraft;

(ii)flights made for the purposes of search and rescue operations;

(iii)flights by aircraft of which the maximum total weight authorised is 5700 kg or less made entirely in accordance with the Visual Flight Rules in the Rules of the Air Regulations 1996(1);

(iv)flights terminating at the aerodrome from which the aircraft has taken off;

(v)flights other than the flights referred to in paragraph (i) of this regulation made by aircraft which are used in the service of a State (including for customs or police purposes) and which are not made for commercial purposes;

(vi)flights made exclusively for the purpose of checking or testing equipment used or intended to be used as aids to air navigation;

(vii)flights made exclusively for the purpose of the instruction or testing of flight crew within the specified airspace of the United Kingdom;

(viii)flights made by aircraft of which the maximum total weight authorised is less than two metric tonnes;

(ix)flights made by helicopters between any point in the United Kingdom to a vessel or an offshore installation within the area bounded by straight lines joining successively the following points—

  • N5500 E00302; N5500 W00100; N5600 W00230; N5740 W00230; N5740 W00400; N5830 W00400; N5830 W00500; N6300 W00500; N6300 E/W00000;

  • and thence south by the Median Line to N5500 E00302; and

(x)flights made by helicopters between any point in the United Kingdom to a vessel or an offshore installation within the area bounded by straight lines joining successively the following points—

N5500 W00100; N5500 E00300; N5423 E00245; N5256 E00309; N5230 E00247; N5226 E00137; N5238 E00140; N5251 E00124; N5319 E00010; N5500 W00100.

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S.I. 1996/1393.

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