Provisions relating to dangerous flying are set out in the Civil Aviation Act 1982 and the Air Navigation Order 20161, and provisions relating to minimum altitudes of flight are to be found in special regulations restricting flying2 and in the Rules of the Air3.
Except when necessary for take-off or landing4, or except by permission from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)5, aircraft must not be flown over the congested areas of cities, towns or settlements or over an open-air assembly of persons, unless at such a height as will permit, in the event of an emergency arising, a landing to
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