Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:17 am
[quote="Gustosomerset"]If a pilot offers to fly specific flights, times or routes, isn't it at that point that recreational flying becomes charter flying, irrespective of who is paying for what?
May seem like pedantry, but the definition of charter is that it goes where the customer requests. The specific times and routes you mention falls under 'scheduled'.
The conclusions in this discussion are, I believe, tending to what really matters. It's not the money, it's a matter of common purpose, who's directing things, and public advertising is (for me at least) the massive red flag.
For a different perspective look at how London Taxis are regulated. It is the right to 'ply for hire' that is restricted to those with the hard-to-get licence, not the ability to carry paying passengers. I'm not saying it's the way to do it with aviation, but it's another perspective.
Schrödinger's cat walks into a bar. And doesn't.