Whilst CAA regulations state that pilots can contribute as much, or as little as they wish so long as they make some sort of contribution to the flight costs, Wingly only allows for two forms of cost sharing - fixed seat and equal cost sharing.

Fixed seat - total cost of a flight is divided by the number of seats

Equal - total cost of a flight is divided by the total number of occupants

For example, if a 1 hour flight in a 4-seater aircraft cost £100 in total and there were three occupants onboard, according to fixed seat cost sharing, the two passengers would each pay £25 and the pilot would pay the remaining £50. Whilst under equal cost sharing, all onboard would pay £33.33.

Fixed seat - total cost of a flight is divided by the number of seats

Equal - total cost of a flight is divided by the total number of occupants

For example, if a 1 hour flight in a 4-seater aircraft cost £100 in total and there were three occupants onboard, according to fixed seat cost sharing, the two passengers would each pay £25 and the pilot would pay the remaining £50. Whilst under equal cost sharing, all onboard would pay £33.33.

Published on: 22 / 11 / 2019