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BEFORE YOU BEGIN

Standard Permission to Operate Unmanned Aircraft Systems in UK Airspace
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This application is only available for use in applying for Standard Permissions to operate unmanned aircraft systems. This includes Initial, Renewal, Technical Change (Variation), Administrative Change and requests for duplicate document applications.This application method cannot be used if you require a permission which includes an exemption from the provisions on the Air Navigation Order. Such an exemption might relate to increased operating range (distance or height), reduced separation, for drones greater than 20kg MTOM or any other special operating conditions. In such cases refer to the UAS section of www.caa.co.uk to determine the correct method to make your application.The person completing this application must be over 18 years of age.
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APPLICANT DETAILS

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INDIVIDUAL APPLICANT DETAILS
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UNINCORPORATED ASSOCIATION OR OTHER BODY
The Applicant is the person responsible for payment of CAA charges. This application will be considered in respect of and, if appropriate, granted or issued to, the applicant(s) named below.
The Applicant is the person responsible for payment of CAA charges. This application will be considered in respect of and, if appropriate, granted to, the Company Name as registered under the Company Number provided on this form.
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Contact Details

Company Contact
This application is to be submitted by a person or persons authorised by the body named above to act on behalf of it. This should normally be a member or members of the Managing Committee of the Association or Other Body. Evidence of the authorisation to act on behalf of the Association or body should be provided with the application

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This application is to be submitted by either a Director or Company Secretary or a person authorised by the Board to act on behalf of the Company.

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If you are not a Director or Company Secretary and have been authorised to submit the application form on behalf of the Company, proof of that authority must be provided with this application. You will be prompted to attach this later in the process.
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APPLICATION

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Application

Is this application only for the issue of a replacement for a lost Permission ? *
Is this an Initial Application ? *

Recent Permission

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Type of Application

Is this a renewal Application ? *
Do you wish to amend any terms and conditions of the Permission (Technical Change) ? *
Nature of the Technical Change ? *
Is this an Administrative Changes Application ?

Approval Details

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REMOTE PILOTS

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Remote Pilots

Are all current authorised Remote Pilots listed in the operations manual ? *
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Do all authorised Remote Pilots meet the competency requirements for the permission ?
The applicant is required to provide evidence of remote pilot competence. The following indicates the requirements for submission of this application. Notwithstanding the information required for submission of this application, the CAA may require additional documents in relation to any pilot before granting the permission.For Remote Pilots, the evidence the CAA requires for the submission of the application depends on the number of current remote pilots entered above and the category of application:

Where the number of remote pilots is five or less, the application will require evidence for all remote pilotsWhere the number of pilots exceeds five, the application must be supported by evidence in respect of the Chief Remote Pilot (or other nominated post holder such as accountable manager) plus four other remote pilots selected by the applicant. Of the four other than the Chief Remote Pilot for which the applicant must provide details, these should be four different pilots than supplied for the previous renewal, to maximum practical extent. For example, if there are nine pilots in total, the other four should be completely different to the prior year, for seven pilots in total, this might only allow two pilots to be different to the prior year, so in this case two repeats from the previous year would be acceptable
For initial applications the evidence required will be the NQE recommendation with any supporting qualification (e.g. PPL), or equivalent. Refer to CAP 722 for guidance on acceptable alternate qualifications.For renewal only applications the evidence required will be log books confirming recent experience. Recent experience must be 2 hours drone flight time within the last three months.For technical change applications, with or without renewal, the evidence required will be the NQE recommendation or equivalent. Where the remote pilot will not be operating under the technical change capability, log book evidence is required as above.

REMOTE PILOT LIST

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Remote Pilot List

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Remote Pilot

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Remote Pilot's Qualifications
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OPERATIONS MANUAL

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Operations Manual

The operations manual documents to be provided with this application must meet the UAS OSC volume 1 requirements detailed in CAP722. For more details see Guidance on changes to the UAS application process.This allows the document to be submitted in either one or two parts.
Does the Operations Manual supplied show a signature of the Accountable Manager / Person ? *
Are all UAS used under the permission listed in the supplied current Operations Manual (must include Manufacturer, Type, Model, Maximum Take Off Mass (MTOW), Command and control frequencies) ? *
Does the Operations Manual supplied include a section on the policy relating to the reporting of accidents or serious incidents to the AAIB and for reporting other occurrences in accordance with Mandatory Occurrence Reporting procedures ? *
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INSURANCE

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Insurance

It is each applicant’s / operator’s responsibility to ensure they have appropriate insurance coverage and this is a condition of each Permission, Exemption or any other form of operational authorisation. Regulation (EC) 785/2004 requires air carriers and aircraft operators (which includes drone operators) to "…ensure that insurance cover exists for each and every flight…".An applicant for a Permission, Exemption or authorisation must therefore have appropriate insurance on/at the date of the issuance of the Permission, Exemption or authorisation (to the satisfaction of the CAA) that meets the requirements of EC Regulation No 785/2004.Note: Given that it takes time to process an application, insurance should either be in place from the date of application or be post-dated (minimum of 28 working days / 6 weeks). A post-dated approach will restrict the issue date of the Permission, Exemption or authorisation, so that it complies with the stated dates.An operator must have appropriate insurance in place at the time of exercising the privileges of the Permission, Exemption or authorisation, i.e. for each and every flight undertaken.Note: Insurance for "each and every flight" could be a per flight / daily / weekly / monthly or annual policy so long as it satisfies the requirements of the EC Regulation for the duration of the flight.If an operator with a Permission, Exemption or authorisation conducts a flight without valid insurance, then that Permission, Exemption or authorisation would not be valid, and therefore the operation be in breach of the ANO as well as EC785/2004.If insurance has expired before the completion of the application assessment, the applicant will be required to provide evidence of new / renewed insurance before a Permission can be issued.Insurance must be in the name of the applicant, not just the name of the pilot (unless the pilot is the applicant) or the trading name. For example, for companies the insurance must include the full name of the company including Ltd / Limited / PLC as appropriate.Insurance must confirm compliance with EC785/2004. In most cases UAS specific insurance policies will state compliance. However, where policies do not explicitly state compliance with EC785/2004 it will be required that the applicant provides additional evidence from their insurance company or insurance broker to confirm that the insurance meets the minimum specification required by EC785/2004.Insurance issues are often the cause of application rejections. The questions below are aimed at minimising those rejections.For more details see Guidance on changes to the UAS application process.
Is insurance valid at the point of application ? *
There is a high possibility that the insurance may expire before the application is processed. You are advised to renew before applying.
Is the insurance continuous for all flights or arranged on a per flight basis ?
Does insurance cover any UAS operated by the applicant or is insurance limited to specific identified UAS ?
Are all UAS listed in the Operations Manual included in the insurance ? *
Is the applicant shown in the section Applicant Details named as the insured on the insurance policy ? *
Does the insurance policy explicitly confirm compliance with EC785/2004 ? *
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CHARGES

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PAYMENT DETAILS

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CAA BANK ACCOUNT DETAILS
CAA Bank Account Details:
National Westminster Bank plc,
Bloomsbury Parr's Branch,
PO Box 158,
214 High Holborn,
London WC1V 7BX.

Account Name: Civil Aviation Authority
Account Number: 36029769,
Sort Code: 60-30-06,
Swift Code: NWBK GB 2L
IBAN: GB90 NWBK 6030 0636 0297 69

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DECLARATIONS

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Declarations

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i. It is an offence to make, with intent to deceive, any false representation for the purpose of procuring the grant, Issue, renewal or variation of any certificate, licence, approval, permission or other document.
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v. Overseas Visits: If a Member or employee of the CAA is required to travel overseas in respect of this application you are advised to read the CAA Scheme of Charges to which this application relates and the section entitled 'Additional charge where functions are performed abroad'. All expenses incurred in pursuance of this application by virtue of travelling overseas will be payable by the applicant on demand.
vi. Withdrawal/Cancellation of Application: In the event that this application is withdrawn by the applicant, a cancellation charge may be levied. The cancellation charge reflects the work carried out by the CAA on behalf of the applicant up to the point of cancellation. Please see the CAA Refunds Policy at www.caa.co.uk/refunds for more information. Where sufficient funds remain from the original application charge, this charge will be deducted from any refund made in respect of the application following cancellation.
vii. I hereby declare that to the best of my knowledge the particulars entered on this application are accurate. I agree to pay the charges payable on application in accordance with the Scheme of Charges, and I agree to pay any additional charges which may become payable in respect of this application under the Scheme of Charges.

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