§ Lord Fearn
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What restrictions apply to local authorities or other organisations proposing to operate an airshow. [HL2797]
§ Lord Davies of Oldham
Air displays in the United Kingdom are regulated through Article 70—Flying Displays—of the Air Navigation Order 2000. The restrictions detailed therein apply to all civil air displays including those organised by local authorities.
Guidance for the organisers of air displays is contained in the Civil Aviation Authority's (CAA) Civil Air Publication, Flying Displays and Special Events: A Guide to Safety and Administrative Arrangements (CAP403); the current edition of which was issued on 29 November 2002, amended in March 2004. It covers all participation, including military aircraft, at civil air displays in the United Kingdom.
Further guidance for military air displays, and on the participation of military aircraft in civil displays, is contained in Joint Service Publication 550, published by the Ministry of Defence.