Updated: 25th February
The British Air Display Association has been looking into the proposed changes to insurance requirements for civilian flying display activity at Ministry of Defence sites. Via the Military Aviation Authority, we have received a MOD Policy Statement from the Common Law Claims & Policy section of the Directorate of Judicial Engagement Policy in MOD Main Building.
In addition to the statement, we have subsequently received a further clarification from the MoD via one of our members concerning civilian aircraft flying into or out of a MoD airfield but not taking part in display activity. (Ie. Visiting or VIP aircraft)
“There is no requirement for a civil user to increase their aviation liability insurance to £50M liability limit unless the aircraft is performing in a display activity. Therefore, the insurance arrangements for civil operators landing and taking off at MOD airfields, as set out in JSP 360, should be followed.”