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Powered Aircraft Flying

  1. Powered Flying involving payment (in accordance with the current Air Navigation Order):
    • the flight must be provided by an Air Operators Certificate holder or;
    • if the flight is of an instructive nature, it must be under the supervision of a flying instructor holding a valid JAR – FCL Flight Instructor Rating (or Part-FCL equivalent) or a European Aviation Safety Agency Licence at a Civil Aviation Authority Registered Training Facility or European Aviation Safety Agency equivalent.
    • the age, weight and maturity of the Scout Member under training must be considered by the Chief Flying Instructor (or their delegated representative) of the facility providing the instruction.
    • any Scout Members who are observers in passenger seats must not pay anything.

  2. Powered Flying where no payment is involved.

    The requirement for pilot experience level is at least 200 hours total of which 100 hours are as pilot in command of an aircraft including;
    • at least 20 hours as pilot in command of an aircraft of the same type as that being used to carry Scout Members of which at least 3 hours must have been within the preceding 90 days;

      and

      at least 3 take offs and 3 landings as the sole manipulator of the controls of an aeroplane of the same type as that being used to carry Scout Members within the preceding 30 days.

  3. Motor / Self launching glider flights must be under the supervision of a flying instructor holding a British Gliding Association Motor Gliding Instructor Rating or a Flight Instructor (SLMG) Rating at a British Gliding Association registered club. Age, weight and maturity of the Scout member under training must be considered by the Chief Flying Instructor (or their delegated representative) of the club.

  4. Microlighting must be under the supervision of a holder of the National Private Pilots Licence (Microlight and Powered Parachute) or a UK PPL or JAR –FCL PPL with microlight class rating and following the guidance set out by the British Microlight Aircraft Association.