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Brookside Flying Group

Volume 463: debated on Wednesday 13 April 1949

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation what aircraft the Brookside Flying Group are now flying; who is responsible amongst the 30 owners; who authorises flights; whether instructors have instructors' endorsements on their licences; whether the aircraft have a daily inspection; and whether this group have to comply with the regulations required of a normal flying club.

I have no official information on this matter, but I understand that an Aeronca aircraft has recently been loaned to this Group. The person in whose name this aircraft is registered is responsible for seeing that the regulations are complied with.Aircraft belonging to private persons or groups of persons and not flown for hire or reward require no special authorisation for each flight, nor are they required to be maintained in accordance with approved maintenance schedules and inspected periodically in the same way as does an aircraft belonging to a flying school or club employing a paid instructor. Under the new regulations which came into force on 1st April, the requirement of an instructor's endorsement, which formerly applied only to instruction for payment, applies also to instruction given, with or without payment, to a person about to fly solo. I am however not in a position to say whether the instructors employed by the Group have or have had instructors endorsements on their licences.