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Air Activities - Public Liability Insurance and Pilot and Aircraft Requirements

  1. The pilot must comply with the Air Navigation Order, Rules of the Air, Joint Aviation Requirements – Operations and any EASA Regulations supplementing or replacing them for licensing, medical and class/type ratings.

  2. The aircraft must comply with the Air Navigation Order, Joint Aviation Requirements – Operations and any EASA Regulations supplementing or replacing them for registration and maintenance (or the requirements of the Light Aircraft Association, the British Gliding Association and the British Microlight Aircraft Association to the extent that authority for such matters has been delegated to them).

  3. The aircraft operator is required to either;
    • hold an Aviation Liability Insurance policy with a Combined Single Limit in respect of Third Party and Passenger Liability complying with the requirements of EC Regulation 785/2004 as enacted by The Civil Aviation (Insurance) Regulations 2005 or any amendment or replacement thereof, or
    • hold an Aviation Liability Insurance policy with a Split Liability complying with the requirements of EC Regulation 785/2004 as enacted by The Civil Aviation (Insurance) Regulations 2005 or any amendment or replacement thereof in respect to Third Party Liability and having a minimum in respect of Passenger Liability of 1 million pounds.

      In either case where the aircraft is a helicopter the Passenger Liability limit must be to a minimum Level of 5 million pounds.

      Suggested Endorsement: “It is hereby noted that this policy includes the interest of The Scout Association as an additional insured in respect of flights involving members of the Scout Movement.”

      Where this endorsement is not in place an indemnity to Principal Clause should be contained within their policy documentation. Further support regarding this can be obtained from Unity Insurance.

  4. All members undertaking Air Activities (including hovercrafting) are required to notify the Scout Information Centre (by phone or via the Air Notifications form) beforehand or immediately after the activity takes place.