What costs can I share as a pilot?

Flight sharing is fully legal in the European Union according to the European Regulation (EU) No 965/2012 and it has been confirmed by the EASA itself in a letter to Wingly. Private pilots are allowed to share their flights and costs with passengers in non-complex aircraft carrying no more than 6 persons including the pilot, and are allowed to advertise these flights. It is illegal for pilots to make any profit, however it is possible for them to share the direct costs of the flight.

European regulations strictly allow the direct costs of a flight to be shared.

These are the details of the two possible cases:

You rent an aircraft from an air-club, a private group or even a direct owner.

Therefore, you are able to share:

The rental cost of the aircraft
The relevant landing fees for the flight in question
The relevant parking fees for the flight in question
The potential handling costs for the flight in question
The potential safety equipment that you will have and use onboard

You are the owner or co-owner of the aircraft

Therefore, you are able to share:

The fuel costs for the flight in question
The relevant landing fees for the flight in question
The relevant parking fees for the flight in question
The potential handling costs for the flight in question
The potential safety equipment that you will have and use onboard



Please note, it is strictly illegal for an owner to include insurance or maintenance in the costs shared with passengers. Indeed, these costs are not considered as direct costs of the flight within the meaning of European regulations. Adding these fees to Wingly is a violation of our terms and conditions and may result in penalties.

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