5 The effects of the UK legislation

2: DEFINING THE PURPOSE OF A PARTICULAR FLIGHT

5 The effects of the UK legislation

In virtually every area of aviation activity the type of licence required is governed by the purpose of the flight to which it relates. Traditionally, in the United Kingdom, the purpose of every flight of an aircraft comes within one of three different definitions: public transport; aerial work (such as pipe line or electrical cable inspections flights) now referred to as commercial operation; or private. These, traditional divisions have also been effected by the various rules promulgated by the European Aviation Safety Agency (‘EASA’)1, with some