I took a browse through the FAQs over at the IAA website http://www.iaa.ie/index.jsp?&1n=93&2n=1 ... =421&a=574 but have not been able to come up with anything strictly related to this topic. I know it was discussed briefly on these forums about two years ago and the general consensus was sharing costs/seats between pilots, without making a profit, does not fall under the remit of your PPL.
Is this still the case?
Public transport and aerial work - exceptions - cost sharing
160 (1) Subject to paragraph (4), a flight shall be deemed to be a private flight if the only
valuable consideration given or promised in respect of the flight or the purpose of the
flight falls within paragraph (2) and the criteria in paragraph (3) are satisfied.
30 March 2007
CAP 393 Air Navigation: The Order and the Regulations
Section 1 Part 14 Page 32
(2) Valuable consideration falls within this paragraph if it is:
(a) valuable consideration specified in article 157(3)(c);
(b) in the case of an aircraft owned in accordance with article 162(2), valuable
consideration which falls within article 162(3); or
(c) is a contribution to the direct costs of the flight otherwise payable by the pilot in
or falls within any two or all three sub-paragraphs.
(3) The criteria in this paragraph are satisfied if:
(a) no more than 4 persons (including the pilot) are carried;
(b) the proportion which the contribution referred to in paragraph 2(c) bears to the
direct costs shall not exceed the proportion which the number of persons carried
on the flight (excluding the pilot) bears to the number of persons carried
(including the pilot);
(c) no information shall have been published or advertised prior to the
commencement of the flight other than, in the case of an aircraft operated by a
flying club, advertising wholly within the premises of such a flying club in which
case all the persons carried on such a flight who are aged 18 years or over shall
be members of that flying club; and
(d) no person acting as a pilot shall be employed as a pilot by, or be a party to a
contract for the provision of services as a pilot with, the operator of the aircraft
which is being flown.
(4) If valuable consideration specified in article 157(3)(c) is given or promised, the flight
shall for the purposes of Part 3 of this Order (other than articles 19(2) and 20(2)) be
deemed to be for the purpose of public transport.
conditions specified in JARs, the privileges of the holder of a PPL(A) are to act, but not for remuneration, as pilot-in-command or co-pilot of any aeroplane engaged in non-revenue flights."
How can this be interpreted as two licenced friends cannot share the costs of a pleasure flight. I would interpret the use of the terms 'remuneration', and 'non-revenue flights', to mean 'to be paid for', and 'not for profit', which is different from sharing the cost of.
Remuneration = (in alphabetical order) compensation, earnings, emolument, fee, incoe, indemnity, pay payment, profit, recompense, reimbursement, reparation, repayment, retainer, return, reward, salary,stipend, wages
Two licensed persons can, of course, share he cost of a flight - if they share command
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