Form

General aviation operators and pilots notification of flights

Download the general aviation report form (GAR) and send it in or use the online version.

Documents

General aviation report form

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General aviation report guidance

General aviation reporting flyer

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General aviation reporting poster

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Detail

Online general aviation report (GAR)

If you wish to submit a GAR electronically, please use the AOPA website. The online version is unsuitable for use with smartphones, iPads and Android tablets.

Reporting requirements

This information and attachments are for the operators and pilots of general aviation aircraft who intend to travel to or from the UK. The term ‘general aviation’ describes any aircraft not operating to a specific and published schedule.

An operator or pilot of a general aviation aircraft is required to report international or Channel Islands journeys to or from the UK, unless they are travelling outbound directly from the UK to a destination in the European Union as specified under sections 35 and 64 of the Customs and Excise Management Act 1979.

Even if pilots and operators are not required to provide notification of a flight, it is helpful if they do provide this notification.

An operator or pilot of a flight between Great Britain and Northern Ireland or between Great Britain or Northern Ireland and Ireland, the Channel Islands or Isle of Man is required, in the circumstances specified in paragraph 12 of schedule 7 to the Terrorism Act 2000, to provide a notification of the flight to the Police.

You should make a notification using a general aviation report (GAR). You can submit a GAR online from the AOPA website or you can download the attached form, fill it in by hand and fax it in. Please check the attached guidance before completing the form.

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