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The Air Navigation Order 2005

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Regulation of small aircraft

98.  (1)  A person shall not cause or permit any article or animal (whether or not attached to a parachute) to be dropped from a small aircraft so as to endanger persons or property.

(2) The person in charge of a small aircraft which weighs more than 7 kg without its fuel but including any articles or equipment installed in or attached to the aircraft at the commencement of its flight shall not fly such an aircraft—

(a)unless the person in charge of the aircraft has reasonably satisfied himself that the flight can safely be made;

(b)in Class A, C, D or E airspace unless the permission of the appropriate air traffic control unit has been obtained;

(c)within an aerodrome traffic zone during the notified hours of watch of the air traffic control unit (if any) at that aerodrome unless the permission of any such air traffic control unit has been obtained;

(d)at a height exceeding 400 feet above the surface unless it is flying in airspace described in sub-paragraph (b) or (c) and in accordance with the requirements thereof; or

(e)for aerial work purposes other than in accordance with a permission issued by the CAA.

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