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Classification of operations

Private operations CAR 2(7)(D)

The following are regarded as private operations:

  • the personal transportation of the owner of the aircraft
  • aerial spotting where the pilot, or the owner of the aircraft, receives no renumeration by any person or organisation on whose behalf the spotting is conducted
  • agricultural operations on land owned and occupied by the owner of the aircraft
  • aerial photography where no remuneration is received by the pilot or the owner of the aircraft or by any person or organisation on whose behalf the photography is conducted
  • the carriage of persons or the carriage of goods without a charge for the carriage being made other than the carriage, for the purposes of trade, of goods being the property of the pilot, the owner or the hirer of the aircraft
  • the carriage of persons, but not in accordance with a fixed schedule between terminals, provided that:
    • public notice of the flight has not been given by any form of public advertisement or announcement
    • the number of persons on the flight, including the operating crew, does not exceed six
    • no payment is made for the services of the operating crew
    • the persons on the flight, including the operating crew, share equally in the costs of the flight
    • no payment is required for a person on the flight other than the cost-sharing payment above
  • the carriage of goods otherwise than for the purposes of trade
  • flight training other than Part 141, Part 142 or balloon
  • any other activity of a kind substantially similar to any of those specified above.

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