Rules of the Air

The Civil Aviation (Rules of the Air) Order 2021 provides the Isle of Man’s Rules of the Air as required by Annex 2 to the Chicago Convention.

THE RULES OF THE AIR APPLY TO:

  • all aircraft operating within the Isle of Man; and
  • aircraft registered in the Isle of Man, wherever they may be to the extent that they do not conflict with the rules published by the State having jurisdiction over the territory overflown.

The rules mirror those of the UK. Consequently, they consist of the European Union’s Standardised European Rules of the Air (SERA) (as retained in UK legislation) as well as the UK’s additional complementary rules. The Isle of Man has adopted the European Union’s Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMC) and Guidance Material (GM) to SERA.

To assist operators the IOM CAA has published CP15 Consolidated Rules of the Air which is an easy reference document which consolidates the Isle of Man Rules of the Air together with relevant general permissions/approvals, and the European Union’s Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMC) and Guidance Material (GM) to SERA.