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From 1 March 2015, Border Force announced the launch of an Emergency General Aviation Report (GAR) Telephone Line for General Aviation (GA) pilots, operators and owners. If you need to submit or amend a GAR for Border Force purposes in an emergency situation, you may call the GAR Emergency Telephone Line on +44 (0) 845 723 1110.

The emergency telephone line may only be used for a flight that is:

  • not required to report to the police under the Terrorism Act 2000; and
  • outside the GAR reporting timescales.

An emergency may be described as:

  • medical emergency of a pilot/passenger; or
  • air ambulance with critical passenger; or
  • other emergencies requiring a change to information contained within an already submitted GAR; or
  • last minute changes to a submitted GAR, only when changes to online version are not possible.

You are required to complete a GAR prior to your departure. For information about this process please see the link below.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/general-aviation-operators-and-pilots-notification-of-flights

This telephone line is strictly only for the purposes listed above. For all other GA enquiries please visit our online information:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/general-aviation

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