1286. Picking up persons and articles.

1286.     Picking up persons and articles.

An aircraft in flight1 must not pick up or raise any person, animal or article unless:


    (1)     the certificate of airworthiness2 issued or rendered valid in respect of that aircraft under the law of the country in which it is registered3, or the flight manual4 for the aircraft, includes an express provision that the aircraft may be used for that purpose5; or


    (2)     the aircraft has been authorised to do so by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)6 or an organisation approved by the CAA to provide such an authorisation7.

Nor may an