Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:03 pm #1672523
Flyin'Dutch' wrote:Lockhaven wrote:
Hopefully there are few individuals having a few sleepless nights at the moment waiting for a phone call or door bell to ring, because one thing is for sure this **** storm is going to create waves and I really hope those responsible for flights such as these end up doing some jail time.
The whole world of dodgy aircraft charters using aircraft with suspect airworthiness, flags of convenience, pilots without the required licences experience or qualifications needs bringing to an end, and its about time the UK CAA realised this, got of their comfy chairs in the Belgrano and started doing some work to stop it.
The 'Wingly' website would be my first port of call, I would start trying to book a few flights to see what comes up and then paying a few of those individuals a visit.
I agree with all you have written, apart from the last paragraph.
Wingly is not my cup of tea - but to suggest they or similar are the cause of this problem.
Illegal (nothing grey about this in my books) is as old as the road to Rome, and we all know that.
Starting with Wingly et al would not do anything about the likes of what has happened here.
I am not suggesting 'Wingly' are the root cause but its definitely one of those areas that requires investigating deeper by the CAA and not just ignoring because the weight of the paperwork equals the weight of the aircraft so everything will be fine.
I just quickly setup a 'Wingly' account as a passenger and can now get a round trip flight from the north of England to Jersey plus night stop with a 110 hour PPL for around £250 per person based on 3 passengers flying in a PA28, he/she even offers collection from other airports, FFS and you are trying to tell me thats safe and legal.
And that is advertised it took me approx. 3 minutes.
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