The Honourable Company of Air Pilots incorporating Air Navigators

Membership

UPPER FREEMAN
A professional pilot or navigator, military, civil or test pilot, with five or more years experience.

FREEMAN
Similar qualifications as above, but with less than five years experience

OR a private pilot with two years experience and a minimum of 75 hours

OR any other person who, in the opinion of Court, has rendered or may render outstanding service to the profession or to the Company

ASSOCIATE
A person engaged in training as a professional, private or military pilot

OR the holder of a PPL or equivalent with less than two years experience

OR a person under 35 years of age, irrespective of flying experience - this is to permit those aged under 35 who may wish to be included in the Young Air Pilots group to join as Associates (even if qualified to join as Freemen or Upper Freemen)

NB for all categories, equivalent experience in a glider, hang glider, balloon, microlight or airship is acceptable.

Young-Air-Pilots

 

All applicants aged under 35 are automatically eligible for membership of the Young Air Pilots irrespective of their membership grade. (See: YOUNG AIR PILOTS at the foot of this screen)

 

 

 

Members (or those applying for membership) in UK whose sole, or principal, source of income is as a civilian Flying Instructor are able to apply annually for a reduced subscription rate (£40 from 1 Oct 2016), whilst still enjoying the benefits of the freedom of the Company. You should advise the office that you wish to apply for this reduction when you submit your membership application form.  Current members should contact the office for advice office@airpilots.org

Please note: Potential members who are resident in Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, or North America are directed to the regional areas of this site (at the foot of this screen).  The Australian, Hong Kong, New Zealand and North America regional forms are slightly different and must be returned, in the first instance, to the appropriate regional administration centre which will then forward applications to London.

The Livery

Members of the Company may aspire to become Liverymen.  This is limited by statute to 600 and is conferred by the Court on persons who have contributed significantly to aviation or the Company.  'Taking the Livery' is an honour unique to members of the Livery Companies of the City of London.

Fees

Fees for membership through the Australian, Hong Kong, New Zealand and North America regions are payable locally.  Fees for other overseas areas and UK are payable through the London office.   Fees  payable through the London office should be paid by Direct Debit.  A completed Direct Debit mandate should be submitted at the time of application by those who have a UK bank account. For those members without the facility of a UK bank account, please contact the office in London to make alternative arrangements. Fees for those professionally engaged in aviation may be eligible to be offset against taxed income since the Company is a recognised Professional Body.

Membership Application

Membership Application Form for applicants resident in UK or other overseas - click on the link.  Residents of Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand and North America (USA and Canada), please refer to local arrangements in the 'Regions' section at the foot of this screen.