How is the platform regulated?

Whilst cost sharing is legal, it is illegal for any pilot to make a profit through Wingly. We thus constantly monitor the platform for any sign of pilots attempting to do so.

In order to prevent posting inflated operating costs, upon registering an aircraft to the platform, if a pilot posts an ‘above average’ cost for their aircraft, this flags up on the system and we immediately receive an email alert. An alert is also given to the pilot if they attempt to do this which is shown below. All of these alerts are followed up. Seeing as pilot’s must enter the aircraft’s registration, this is checked on G-INFO and, in cases where the aircraft is rented from a club or school, we check the hourly operating cost either via their website or by contacting the organisation directly. If the pilot has been found to have intentionally inflated their aircraft cost, then they are removed from the platform and reported to the CAA.

When registered to the site, the only way passengers can contact pilots and vice versa is through the Wingly messenger. If any pilot or passenger tries to give their phone number or email address, this is blocked out and all at Wingly are alerted to this. If any pilot is agreeing to do a flight ‘off’ the platform, they are removed and if necessary reported to the CAA. Likewise, we ensure passengers are aware that no additional fee is to be paid to the pilot on the day of the flight.

You can find more information on the safety and trust section of our website.

If you have any questions, you can contact us directly at or by phone on +447708405306. We are available from Monday to Friday from 8:30 to 17:30.
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