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General aviation operators and pilots notification of flights

An operator or pilot of a general aviation aircraft is required to report international or Channel Islands journeys to or from the UK, under sections 35 and 64 of the Customs and Excise Management Act 1979.

Even if pilots and operators are not required to provide notification of a flight, it is helpful if they do provide this notification.

An operator or pilot of a flight between Great Britain and Northern Ireland or between Great Britain or Northern Ireland and Ireland, the Channel Islands or Isle of Man is required, in the circumstances specified in paragraph 12 of schedule 7 to the Terrorism Act 2000, to provide a notification of the flight to the police.

The preferred method of submitting your General Aviation Report (GAR) is online through the Border Force website, a free-to-use service.

You should read the (GAR) instructions on the website before you submit your report.

You may also submit a GAR by completing and emailing the GAR electronically in an excel format to the National Co-ordination Unit (NCU): Please cc (The link to the latest version of the form is on the website.)