CANP for free fliers

About this form

The CANP system is used to notify military aircrew of the area you are planning to take off from. Additionally, it links through to NATS (National Air Traffic Services) and activates a NOTAM. CANP submissions are processed by an organisation within the RAF called the Low Flying Booking Cell (LFBC) which only operates Monday to Friday as that is when military low flying normally takes place. The service is not generally available for flying at weekends or on public holidays, though notifications received before 4pm on Friday may be processed. In addition, notifications for flying on Monday morning need to be received before 4pm on Friday to give the best chance of a NOTAM being published. There is currently no other way of raising a NOTAM for routine BHPA activities.

Historically, there has been a belief that raising a CANP or NOTAM for a site would attract military or General Aviation pilots to come and have a look at what's going on. I can't change this belief except to say that there is absolutely no evidence for it. There is, however, evidence for near misses at sites where a CANP or NOTAM has not been raised.

Save a link to this form on your desktop or mobile device and the whole thing can be done in less than a minute. Then you can pat yourself on the back for helping to keep yourself and your fellow fliers safe.

Getting help

If you have a suggestion that improves these webpages, would like to get your club's sites listed or come across an error, let me know via Telegram @ChrisWilliams or email chriscloudbase{at}

Version History

We're building this form / system as we use it. Occasionally things are going to change, either to make life easier and safer for you or other airspace users. This is a history of what changed and when. Full versioning and code is on GitHub.

V1 - Jan 2020. Initial roll out. Build up of participating clubs in the dynamic menu. Masking of weekends in date select. Duplicate entry check. Usage statistics page. Privacy/Ts & Cs policy. Dev and Test sites.

V2 - Jul 2020. Remove time of day selection and replace with set dawn until dusk. Remove number of pilots. Add flight type / environment radio buttons to dynamic menu. Coverage map. Start adding Scottish sites. Add Recaptcha to live.

The Small Print
This website is provided as a friendly service. We're not going to sell your data or fill your browser with 3rd party cookies. Your phone and email are passed onto the Low Flying Booking Cell so that they can contact you back. Personal information is not stored on this site. Your email address and phone are never stored in the clear but are hashed (no not the exciting kind) to help with basic website protection. Read the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy for more in depth information.