Project Pegasus provides a mechanism for the reporting of unusual activity or behaviour within the aviation environment, believed or suspected to be linked to acts of crime or preparatory acts of terrorism. It allows for the appropriate deployment of assets and resources from Humberside Police and its partner agencies in response to a potential or defined threat.
If you have concerns call 101 and counter terrorism experts will review your information.
We use the term 'general aviation' to describe international and Channel Islands traffic which travels to or from the UK but does not operate to a specific and published schedule.
An operator or pilot of a general aviation aircraft is legally required to provide notification of flights if they are making an international or Channel Islands journey to or from the UK, unless they are travelling directly from the UK to a destination in the European Union.
Even if operators and pilots are not required to provide notification of a flight, it is helpful if they do provide this notification.
To provide notification of flights, operators and pilots must complete a General Aviation Report (GAR) form.
Pilots should always file the GAR form electronically. This arrives at the Police and Border Force instantly, with no need to separately send the form to different destinations. It reduces the need for the Border Force to re-key the information and removes the risk of mistakes. A receipt number is all the pilot needs to prove they have fulfilled their legal obligation. Fax and Email GAR forms should only be sent as a backup for when a pilot is unable to file electronically.
Pilots can submit GAR forms for free from Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association UK website via the online GAR Alternatively a commercial version which allows recalling of regularly used information, and mobile apps, is available from www.onlinegar.com.
The requirement to provide notification is made under:
- Section 35 of the Customs & Excise Management Act 1979
- Section 27 of Schedule 2 of the Immigration Act 1971
- Schedule 7 to the Terrorism Act 2000 Please note – If you don’t receive a GARID/receipt after submitting your GAR online, then you haven't submitted correctly.