Hmmm, this should settle a few discussions (From issue
Illegal public transport?
The CAA prosecutes relatively few cases
each year, around thirty. However,
there are some offences which the CAA
takes extremely seriously, and for which
the Aviation Regulation Enforcement
Department is likely to prosecute wherever
there is suffi cient evidence to proceed.
One of these is illegal public transport,
and it would be unfortunate indeed if
misunderstandings of the law led to an
individual or a club gaining criminal record.
If, for example, a member of a fl ying club
were to ask another pilot to take him
to a destination, Article 267 of the Air
Navigation Order might allow the cost of
the fl ight to be shared between the club
members. However the costs must be borne
proportionately between those actually on
the fl ight in question, and if the aircraft was
to return from its destination with only one
person on board, any costs of that return
fl ight would have to be borne by that one
In order for passengers to be carried for
valuable consideration, the operator would
require an Air Operators Certifi cate. _________________ Training for PPL(H), now at 15 hrs - R22
I'd like to think A.R.E. would be focusing on the blatant illegal public transport flights that occur under the guise of legitimate public transport, as opposed to possible club errors over cost sharing. Can only keep my fingers crossed _________________ W.Y.S.I.W.Y.G.
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