Re: Commercial rating?
- From: "Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm>
- Date: Tue, 7 Mar 2006 00:33:19 -0600
Any private pilot may offer, on a bulletin board a FREE ride
home. But if you are wanting to share the cost, several
checks are required.
1. The pilot is going anyway, whether anybody else wants to
2. The offer cannot be made as a public offering, but only
3. Costs must be shared which means the pilot must pay at
least the pro rata share, your passengers cannot pay all the
A commercial pilot without a 135 certificate as an operator
has only the privilege of a private pilot.
A notice on the Internet or a laundry bulletin board that
says, "Airplane going to fly on the week-end, where do you
want to go?" is very illegal. A similar notice that says,
"Flying to St.Louis on Friday and coming back Sunday, round
trip $200." is also illegal, even if the calculated share
cost would be $500.
A notice that says, "Frat brothers, I'm flying to St.Louis
on Friday and coming back on Sunday. Share the airplane
costs to be calculated after the trip. Meals and lodging
not part of the shared costs." would probably be legal since
it was offered only to "friends" and the cost was open.
James H. Macklin
The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
See http://www.fija.org/ more about your rights and duties.
"Jose" <teacherjh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
|> the FAA has said that merely
| > putting a notice on a bulletin board is holding out. The
rationale is that
| > the uninformed public needs some assurance...
| This is not a good justification. The uninformed public
needs to be
| informed. This can be accomplished by requiring that any
| flight clearly state that one is (or is not) a private
pilot who does
| not meet the regulations for paying commercial flight,
and/or is flying
| a private aircraft which is not maintained to commercial
| > Don't you feel safer knowing that
| > the captain of your airline flight has...
| Not relevant, and I doubt the public knows what the
airline captain has
| gone through. And I believe that the uninformed public
does know the
| difference between an airline flight and a private
| I think the FAA has gone way overboard on this, and has
cut out some
| excellent ways to boost GA (for example, putting an offer
of flying home
| on the same bulletin board as offers for driving home from
| People putting offers to drive home from college are not
| and probably have had their license for only a few years.
| Money: what you need when you run out of brains.
| for Email, make the obvious change in the address.
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