1349. General exceptions to low flying rules.

1349.     General exceptions to low flying rules.

The Civil Aviation Authority ('CAA')1 gives permission under EU legislation2 as to circumstances where the rules relating to low flying may not apply to certain aircraft3. These exceptions include aircraft practising approaches to land or forced landings, gliders4 that are hill-soaring, manoeuvring helicopters, aircraft dropping articles with the CAA's permission5, captive balloons and kites6, balloons over congested areas7, aircraft on special visual flight rules8 and notified routes9.