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Detail of outcome
After consultation we progressing with:
- amending the ‘Civil Aviation (aerial advertising) regulations 1995’ to allow the activities of skytyping and skywriting to be lawfully conducted
- updating the ‘Air navigation order 2016’ and other relevant regulations
Secondary legislation will be introduced to give effect to these changes at the earliest opportunity.
Detail of feedback received
A summary of public feedback is included in the consultation outcome.
We propose legalising the aerial activities of:
- skytyping, which is performed by a formation of 5 aircraft, that delivers a line of text in the sky visible from the ground
- skywriting, which is the formation of letters and symbols from the smoke trail of a single aircraft manoeuvring in the sky and visible from the ground
Skytypying and skywriting would be added to the list of existing aerial displays, such as balloon inscriptions or banner towing behind an aeroplane, currently allowed in the UK..
The proposal, if agreed, would require amendments to the ‘Civil Aviation (aerial advertising) regulations 1995’.