Why should I become a Wingly Pilot?
Since our inception in 2015, Wingly has built a vibrant community of passengers and pilots across Europe. For the first time ever, we are presenting fixed-wing and helicopter pilots with the opportunity to effortlessly network with passengers in order to legally share the cost of their flying. Below we have summarised some of our favourite reasons for you to embark on your journey as a Wingly pilot:
1. Fly for less
Every pilot will be aware of how expensive our passion can be to pursue. At Wingly we are aiming to change this. Alongside us, your flying expenses can be reduced by 50% and often by even more. Our cost-sharing model is approved by the CAA and allows you to share the price of aircraft hire, fuel, landing fees, and more.
2. Stay current and fly more often
Lowering your costs presents you with the option to fly more often and who doesn’t love an opportunity to spend extra time in the air? Whether you’re hour-building, flying for fun or even a seasoned professional, Wingly allows you to connect with your passion and sharpen your skills more regularly.
3. Meet great people
Often our passengers are those expressing an interest in general aviation for the first time, presenting you with the opportunity to introduce them to the air and create unforgettable memories. We regularly hear stories of in-flight proposals, birthday trips, and passengers who end up falling in love with aviation. Wingly gives you the chance to craft these memorable moments which will remain with you for a lifetime.
4. Meet great people
Wingly is a highly social platform that consistently attracts fantastic reviews for its pilots. Many passengers are aviation enthusiasts themselves or are those who will be flying for the first time to mark a special occasion. Not only will we reduce your flying expenses, but we will also present you with the opportunity to meet great people and help make their dreams become reality.
5. Challenge yourself
We regularly hear from pilots who express to us how much Wingly has helped them to improve their skills, deepen their knowledge and refine their flying habits. If you’re stuck in the same pattern in the air and want to break away, Wingly presents you with the ideal way to do so.
If you have any questions, you can contact us directly at email@example.com or by phone on +447708405306. We are available from Monday to Friday from 8:30 to 17:30.
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 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 ...
What costs can I share as a pilot?
Flight sharing is fully legal in the European Union according to the European Regulation (EU) No 965/2012 and it has been confirmed by the EASA itself in a letter to Wingly. Private pilots are allowed to share their flights and costs with passengers ...
When should I post a flexible flight?
When adding a flight, you have two options in terms of date type : Flexible dates: If you are able to do this flight on a regular basis, then choose flexible dates and fill in what days you are usually available. You will always have the possibility ...
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 can Wingly help me to become a better pilot?
You’ve completed your flight training, built your hours, obtained your licence and got to grips with your local flying area: Now you’re looking for a place in which you can enhance those skills in an absorbing, enjoyable and safe manner. Look no ...
How do I create a Wingly pilot account?
If you hold a LAPL, PPL, CPL, or ATPL (A&H), flight sharing is an activity that allows private pilots to share their direct costs of a flight without profit with their passengers. Therefore if you hold one of these licenses, a valid class 2 medical ...
Does a pilot have to pay to use Wingly?
The Wingly platform is completely free to use for pilots. There are no management or usage costs for using the platform. When a flight is carried out on Wingly, the pilot receives the "complete" share of the flight costs from the passengers. The ...
What are the best practises for a Wingly Pilot?
Below is our list of best practices’ which will help you and your passengers to get the most from your adventures with us: 1. Safety is your top priority ‘Safety culture’ is a key phrase in the aviation community and at Wingly we integrate tools to ...
What kind of experiences can I expect to have as a Wingly Pilot?
Wingly is more than just a service to help save you money and build your experience, it is a social platform through which you will connect with fantastic people and create lost-lasting memories. From seasoned aviation enthusiasts to those who have ...