I have been informed that I'm not allowed to act as PIC for a ferry flight to and from the UK for a Canadian commercially-registered transport aircraft that I currently fly in Canada for charter ops.

Does anybody have experience with this scenario and can provide input?

I have been told it is only permitted for privately-registered aircraft. However, My current understanding is that the regulations would apply internationally based on the national authority that the aircraft is registered under.

  • $\begingroup$ Welcome to aviation.SE! See this question, it looks like ICAO limits international commercial operations to 60, or 65 if you have a younger pilot on board too. $\endgroup$
    – Pondlife
    Mar 4, 2018 at 0:41
  • $\begingroup$ For what it's worth I agree with your understanding. Australia doesn't have a mandatory pilot retirement age, and our pilots over that age are allowed to fly into countries with such a restriction, as long as they are on an Australian registered aircraft. But I have nothing to confirm that the same applies for your situation. $\endgroup$
    – Ben
    Mar 4, 2018 at 0:41
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    $\begingroup$ @Pondlife Note that this applies to "commercial air transport" operations, not just commercial operations (the question that you linked to specifically asks about Part 135). $\endgroup$
    – Lnafziger
    Mar 4, 2018 at 2:58
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    $\begingroup$ @AlanVittery Please come back and let us know what the lawyer said! $\endgroup$
    – Ron Beyer
    Mar 4, 2018 at 16:21
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    $\begingroup$ @Lnafziger Good point! Hopefully it at least gives some context and helps the OP to ask the right questions with a lawyer. $\endgroup$
    – Pondlife
    Mar 4, 2018 at 18:50


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