CA Pub Util Code Section 5503.5

Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 5503, the commission shall require less accident insurance than that required of commercial air operators pursuant to Section 5503, of persons who fulfill all the following requirements:


That conduct nonstop sightseeing flights that begin and end at the same airport and are conducted within a 25-mile radius of that airport.


Engage in passenger-carrying airlift sponsored by a charitable organization, and for which the passengers make a donation to the organization.


The flight is conducted from a public airport adequate for the aircraft used, or from another airport that has been approved for the operation by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector.


Each pilot in command has logged at least 200 hours of flight time within the previous four years.


No acrobatic or formation flights are conducted.


Each aircraft used is certificated in the standard category and complies with the 100-hour inspection requirement of Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations, Section 91.169.


The flight is made under visual flying rules during the day.
Last Updated

Aug. 19, 2023

§ 5503.5’s source at ca​.gov