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Consultation on cost sharing regulations for private pilots

The CAA have launched a consultation on proposed changes to the current cost sharing regulations for private pilots.


Cost sharing flights are flights shared by private individuals. The ‘cost-share’ element refers to the costs of the specific flight which can be shared between the pilot and others onboard the aircraft. These costs are the ‘direct costs’ which are directly incurred in relation to a specific flight such as fuel, airfield charges, or aircraft rental fees.

One of the problems with cost sharing flights is where pilots and passengers of Illegal Commercial Air Transport collude to present illegal flights as legal cost shared flights.

In 2021 the CAA reviewed the cost sharing regulations. This consultation is focused on the CAA proposals to update the regulations.

Responses can be submitted via the online consultation, which closes on 12 Jan 2022: UK Cost Shared Flights

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