Frequently Asked Questions

Passenger

Wingly connects you with private pilots. See the world from above, experience the thrill of light planes, and visit your favorite destinations without having to sit in traffic for hours.
Yes. According to the European regulation (see art. 6 paragraph 4a regulation (EU) no. 965/ 2012) pilots are allowed to share flights as long as the aircraft does not exceed 6 seats and has a non-complex power unit. Furthermore pilots are only allowed to share the costs, they are not allowed to make any profit on the flight. Wingly's policy is that the pilot pays the same share of the flight as the passengers, or more. We have received written confirmation from EASA, stating that flight sharing and the advertising flight shares is totally legal, so long as the costs are equally shared. We also have the same letter of confirmation from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) in the UK. In other words, because the flight remains a private one, the pilot does not need a commercial pilot’s licence to share his cost with passengers.
You pay only your pro-rata share of the costs and a Wingly service fee of 10 % plus £4. Pilots are not allowed to make money on the flight. Allowable flight costs include fuel oil, certain airport costs or rental fees. The pilot will add a fixed price per seat, which won’t change.
Most pilots listing flights on Wingly fly small single-engine piston airplanes that carry from two to six passengers (including the pilot). The specific make and model of airplane is listed on the detailed description page for all flights. For more photos, check out General Aviation on Google.
The Wingly system lets you search for flights by point of origin and destination.
You can go wherever pilots are already going for discovery flights, round trips or one-way adventures.
As many pilots often fly very spontaneously, we wanted to come up with an easy solution to find people for flight sharing easier. Instead of posting a flight on a fixed that, you can simply say that you are for example flying every weekend. When a guest then contacts you, it is easier to agree on a time. This option is currently only offered for sightseeing / local flights.
When you find a flight that meets your requirements, you can submit a passenger flight request. Pilots will usually respond within a few hours.
Sign in and search for a flight in your area, connect with a pilot and share the cost. On the day of your adventure, meet at the meeting point and in minutes you’ll be airborne!
After leaving the plane it is entirely up to you! You can rent a bike, car or just take the bus to the city centre. Ask the pilot he may know the area and offer advice on what to see and how to get there!
You will see a booking details page with all the necessary information about the airport, meeting point and time. The total cost will be withdrawn from your credit card and we will keep the money until the flight happens. In the case of flight cancellation we will refund you the full price paid.
Weight limits will vary by type of aircraft and number of passengers; specific weight and luggage limits for all flights are set by the pilots. As a prospective passenger, you will be asked to provide your weight and that of any individuals in your party. Weight limits are extremely important on smaller aircraft; therefore we ask that you submit accurate information and respect any luggage restrictions. Pilots may refuse to carry any passengers who submit inaccurate information.
We offer credit card (VISA, MasterCard, Diners), PayPal and direct debit (Giropay, SOFORT) payments.
When booking a flight you will have to select the payment method for the booking. We then authorize the total amount on your credit card but will not charge it. If you use a different method of paying, we direct charge your account. Once the pilot approves or refuses you, the money will either be withdrawn or the authorization removed. In the case of flight cancellation, the money will be refunded automatically. Otherwise you do not have to do anything else.
If the pilot cancels your flight due to weather or other reasons, you will be notified. In the case that we have already withdrawn your money you will automatically be refunded. Everything is automatic and you do not have to take any further action.
No. Wingly is not an airline or a charter service, meaning flights may be cancelled for any reason including weather conditions or pilot discretion. Because there are no scheduled routes and you are simply sharing the ride with a pilot, we cannot guarantee everything will go as planned. If this happens, you will be refunded in full.
No. Aviation regulations prohibit a pilot from accepting compensation from passengers. We help you split the costs, but you are not allowed to compensate the pilot any further.
In the worst case and that the pilot is not there 30 minutes after the meeting time and he did not cancel the flight or notify you, you can send us a complaint so that you get your money back. Within 3 hours of the planned flight time you will receive an email asking you to confirm if the flight happened or not. To solve this problem Click the ‘No’ button and fill out the complaint form, send it back to us.
You may visit the Wingly website and not find a suitable flight. With a Flight Alert, you can add the destinations you want to go to and receive a daily newsletter to notify you if a flight has been added for any of your destinations. You can unsubscribe from this mail at any time.
A discovery flight is a flight where you depart and arrive at the same airport. You go around over beautiful scenery or a lovely city, take photos and videos and maybe even share a romantic moment with your partner.

Pilot

Wingly is a flight-sharing platform that connects private pilots with passengers interested in sharing the cost of their flights. A to B flights or discovery flights, everything is possible with Wingly.
Yes. According to the European regulation (see art. 6 paragraph 4a regulation (EU) no. 965/ 2012) pilots are allowed to share flights as long as the aircraft does not exceed 6 seats and has a non-complex power unit. Furthermore pilots are only allowed to share the costs, they are not allowed to make any profit on the flight. Wingly's policy is that the pilot pays the same share of the flight as the passengers, or more. We have received written confirmation from EASA, stating that flight sharing and the advertising flight shares is totally legal, so long as the costs are equally shared. We also have the same letter of confirmation from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) in the UK. In other words, because the flight remains a private one, the pilot does not need a commercial pilot’s licence to share his cost with passengers.
It’s simple – just list any trip for which you are looking for passengers by clicking on “Add Flight”. You need to be registered to do so. Passengers who have a common destination can submit a request to accompany you for their pro-rata share of allowed costs. Wingly will handle all details, including collecting funds from passengers and depositing them in your account.
For rented planes, allowable shared costs include rental and fuel costs (rental plus fuel for “dry rate” planes, full rental cost for “wet rate” planes). Pilots flying their own airplanes can share fuel expenses and airport landing and tie-down costs associated with the trip. The Wingly system does not allow amounts paid by any passenger to exceed their pro-rata share of the above costs.
We are trying our best to prevent this by automatically comparing the flights and prices. For example the system will not permit pilots to list flights that overlap. In addition, Wingly takes reasonable steps to ensure that pilots who use our system are aware of the regulations. Our terms of service require pilots agree to use the system in a way that is lawful and consistent with the regulations. Ultimately, pilots are responsible for their own behaviour.
Currently there is no charge for pilots to list a flight on Wingly. Listing a flight is quick and easy. To add your flight, simply click “Add a Flight” from any page that you might be on. You will be prompted to submit your flight and aircraft details.
Since many pilots often fly very spontaneously, we wanted to come up with an easy solution to make flight sharing easier. Pilots can offer flights with flexible times on fixed dates and you can then easily request to share the flight on a specific time. It makes it smoother for both parties to find a suitable appointment.
When creating a Flexible Flight, for each selected day in your time period there will be a flight offered. If a passenger then books this flight, the time is automatically set to this time (under your approval). At this specific day, there is then no further Flexible Flight offered. For a second flight on that day, you need to add a new, normal flight with a fixed date. Currently it is also not possible to do single exceptions in the selected time period. For a pause in this period, for example for Christmas, you would have to create two separate Flexible Flights, one until, and one starting after Christmas. We are working on making this function even more smoother and simpler.
This is very simple. Under "Payment Options" on "My Account" you will have to add your flying bank account information. Once your flight taken place, we will simply transfer the money to your bank account. You do not have to do anything else.
Passengers have to enter the total weight of each passenger and luggage when booking. You will always be able to see if a user takes too much weight or not. Then you can decide whether to approve the user on your flight or not.
Yes. When a passenger submits a request to accompany you on a flight, you will be notified by email and may accept or decline the request. Passenger requests include brief personal information about the requester. In addition, you will have an opportunity to ask the requester follow up questions before making a decision.
When adding a flight you will have to set a meeting point. At the time and date arranged you meet the passengers at the agreed location. In addition, you will also be able to see the passengers’ phone number to notify them about last minute changes. The passengers will also see your phone number after being approved.
Do not worry; all flights arranged through Wingly are subject to delay or cancellation at pilot’s discretion. If you want to cancel a flight, do it through the Wingly platform. Click on "Flight Management" and select your upcoming flight. You will then see a button for "Delete Flight". Please always proceed like this, as it is an important requirement of our Terms of Service.
When adding a flight you can set a fixed price for a seat. If you spend more time than estimated we are sorry to inform you that there is no way of getting a higher amount of money.
Simply fill out all the information on the "My Account" pages. We need your phone number, address, passport, licenses and flight log verified to offer our community the safest experience.
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