1287. Dropping of articles and animals.

Articles and animals, whether or not attached to a parachute, must not be dropped1 or permitted to drop from an aircraft so as to endanger persons or property2; and articles and animals, whether or not attached to a parachute, must not be dropped or permitted to drop to the surface from an aircraft flying over the United Kingdom3 except under and in accordance with the terms of an aerial application certificate4 or with the permission of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)5.

These prohibitions do not, however, apply to the dropping of articles by or with the authority of the pilot

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