The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has confirmed that some of the UK’s existing exemptions from the Standardised European Rules of the Air (SERA) will continue until 2016.

The CAA has said it will continue to work closely with the European Commission, European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and UK Department for Transport (DfT) regarding the development and implementation of SERA.

As part of this ongoing activity, the UK has extended an existing exemption allowing arrangements for flying clear of cloud within Class D and E airspace. In a separate development, the UK’s exemption from certain aspects of SERA’s Special VFR requirements has been extended until June 2016.

A full list and details of the renewed exemptions can be found at

Detailed information concerning SERA can be found on the CAA’s SERA web pages at This includes links to the SERA regulation and supporting EASA material, which can also be found at

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