CANP for free fliers

Civil Aircraft Notification Procedure

What to do:

1. Check the "Current/Future CANPs" section of the app to see if anyone else has already submitted a CANP for the site and date you plan to fly.

2. Aim to send the CANP by 8pm the day before any flying planned for Tuesday to Friday. If you miss that, then send it as soon as you can but be aware it can take up to 4 hours during working hours to process your request. For weekend and Monday flights send your request before 3pm on Friday. Outside of these times you may receive a 'Late Warning' advisory which indicates that the NOTAM may not be published in time.

3. Select your environment, club / school, location and date. This will generate a warning cylinder four nautical miles across and 2000 feet above the location (shown on NOTAM as feet above mean sea level - AMSL). The form automatically sets the number of pilots in this area to be 5+ and the active time from dawn until dusk. If you need different start and/or end times, use the dropdown at 'optionally select time' to select appropriate times, ensuring you select the entire likely flying period for all pilots.

4. The minimum number of pilots for a CANP to be accepted is five. If you submit a CANP or publish your intentions on social media then it’s safe to assume that sufficient pilots will turn up.

5. Add a contact telephone number that will be available on site and your email address so that the Low Flying Coord staff can confirm details of the published NOTAM.

6. THE NOTAM IS ONLY ACTIVE ONCE YOU HAVE RECEIVED A REFERENCE NUMBER BY PHONE/EMAIL OR ONCE YOU SEE IT PUBLISHED AS A NOTAM ON "NOTAM INFO" OR SIMILAR APP/WEBSITE.

7. Let others know the site and date that you have notified to help prevent others duplicating your effort.

8. Pat yourself on the back for keeping yourself and others safe! ☺

Any questions, comments, feedback, or if you'd like your club /school sites added, contact @ChrisWilliams on Telegram or email: chriscloudbase{at}gmail.com

Further instructions are hosted at the BHPA.