Electronic Conspicuity devices rebate ends on 31 March

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Have you got yours yet? Your Electronic Conspicuity device, that is. The funding scheme launched by the Department for Transport (DfT) ends on 31 March 2022.

The scheme was set up to encourage the adoption of Electronic Conspicuity equipment within the UK’s aviation and unmanned aircraft communities.

Those operators meeting the requirements can claim a 50% rebate of the purchase cost of an EC device to a maximum of £250.00 including VAT, per applicant.

What are the requirements to apply?

Funding is for carry-on or aircraft-fitted devices only. Ground system components do not qualify for this scheme.

Applicants can claim once for a single rebate of 50% – up to £250 – on EC equipment purchased. Organisations/charities can claim for multiple devices on the same rebate terms.

You must produce a proof of purchase receipt.

You must hold at least one of the following UK issued pilot licences (UK or EASA part FCL):

  • Private Pilot’s Licence (PPL)
  • Commercial Pilot’s Licence (CPL)
  • National PPL (NPPL)
  • Sailplane Pilot’s Licence (SPL)
  • Balloon Pilot’s Licence (BPL)
  • Light Aircraft Pilot’s Licence (LAPL)

Or be a registered member of the British Gliding Association (BGA), holding a current ‘Pilot’ or ‘Club Pilot’ rating, or a registered pilot of the Association of Paragliding Pilots and Instructors (APPI) and a UK resident.

Full details here



  • Andrew Economides says:

    Dear sir/madam,
    Do we have to pay out the full amount (£500) to purchase the unit, and then claim back 50%, or the 50% is deducted automatic and only have to pay out £250. ?
    Andrew Economides

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