The term 'aircraft' is not defined in the Civil Aviation Act 1982 or the Air Navigation Order 20161, but the latter contains a table setting out a general classification of aircraft2, where certain expressions are defined3. According to this classification, aircraft are either lighter than air aircraft or heavier than air aircraft4. 'Lighter than air aircraft' include non-power driven aircraft (that is, free and captive balloons5) and power driven aircraft (that is, airships); 'heavier than air aircraft' include non-power driven aircraft (that is, gliders6
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