Do I tip the pilot after the flight?
No, and it is very important to adhere to this rule. Aviation regulations prohibit a pilot from accepting any compensation from passengers. Wingly has created a system whereby costs are split equally between the pilot and their passengers but you cannot compensate the pilot any further. Wingly's secure online payment system allows pilots and their passengers to share costs according to the pro-rata and adhering to the law.
In order to comply with the law and to benefit from the added insurance and security that Wingly offers, payment must be made directly through Wingly and it is not possible to pay the pilot in cash. Payments on Wingly can be made by Credit/Debit card or through PayPal.
COVID-19 Pilots: Resumption of flight activity in the safest way post COVID-19
A notice to pilots 17/05/2021 Update: The GA guidance page on gov.uk has been updated to clarify the latest position, as well as the general travel guidance page. As per the guidance, GA flying can take place in line with the restrictions and rules ...
How can I get in touch directly with the pilot?
While it's not required to send a pilot a message prior to booking, we always recommend doing so as it increases the chances of your booking being accepted by the pilot, so your unique flight experience can go ahead! It is also a great chance to tell ...
Do Wingly charge a commission on the flights?
Wingly charges a commission of £10 + 15% of the total booking price (+VAT). This is paid fully by the passenger and Wingly is completely free for pilots to use. If you have any questions, you can contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone ...
How do I contact Wingly?
Our Customer Relations Team is happy to respond to any queries you may have. We are available by email at email@example.com and by telephone on +441905570566, Monday to Friday 08:30-17:30. Outside of these hours, a member of our team will get back to ...
How do I contact a pilot once I have booked?
Once a flight has been booked and confirmed by the pilot, their phone number will become available to you. We always recommend keeping a steady flow of contact with the pilot before the flight to ensure that you are aware of all of the procedures and ...
How do I book and pay for a flight?
If you have arranged a time and date with the pilot already*, you will still need to make a booking through the website so the pilot can confirm the flight and to ensure you are covered by the Wingly insurance. To make your booking, follow these ...
Where do I meet the pilot on the day of the flight?
When booking a flight, the meeting point will be shown on the flight page. In addition, you will also have the pilot's phone number to keep in touch with them and in case you get lost on the day. Once your booking is approved, it is a good idea to ...
How do I book a flight using a gift card?
If you have arranged a time and date with the pilot already*, follow these steps to make your booking using a gift card: *Little tip! It's not required to send a pilot a message prior to booking, but we always recommend doing so as it increases the ...
About Wingly and flight sharing
What is the concept of Wingly? Wingly is the first flight-sharing platform in Europe. Through our digital platform, we connect private pilots, offering vacant seats to passengers curious to discover Earth from above so that they can share the costs ...
Can you help me find a flight?
The most common flights on Wingly are sightseeing flights over the local area and day-trips to locations across the UK, or slightly further afield, for example, the north coast of France. As flights are in light aircraft, trips to destinations ...