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Recent SERA Updates

The Civil Aviation Authority has recently updated a number of the UK’s permissions and exemptions from the Standardised European Rules of the Air (SERA). These include the VMC within Class D and E airspace below 3000 feet amsl, exceptions to the minimum height requirements and landing or taking off near open air assemblies.

Meanwhile the UK CAA continues to work with the Department for Transport (DfT), the European Commission and EASA on the further development and implementation of SERA.

In addition, the UK’s exemption from certain aspects of SERA’s Special VFR requirements has been extended until June 2016.

Each of the SERA permissions and exemptions can be found on the CAA website at

Detailed information concerning SERA can be found on the CAA’s SERA web pages at This includes the CAA’s consolidation of the SERA regulation, EASA’s supporting Acceptable Means of Compliance and Guidance Material, The Rules of the Air Regulations 2015 and the UK’s SERA-related permissions and exemptions as well as links to the SERA regulation itself and supporting EASA material, which can also be found at

More on SERA appears in the Spring/Summer 2015 edition of the CAA’s Clued Up magazine.