Any of the POA Brain Trust care to offer comments on this: Here is the scenario - Pilot owns an aircraft and wants to offer rides for a suggested donation. All of the money obtained from rides goes to a completed separate non-profit/charity organization. No money is retained by the pilot/owner. What is required to make this Kosher? Obviously there are several government regulated aspects at play (IRS/FAA/Insurance..etc) Specific questions: -Can said rides be done under a non-commerial insurance policy? -Must the owner register as a 501c3 organization? -Any interpretations on how the FAA sees such an operation? -Can the owner take any tax deduction for the operating costs that are specifically associated with the rides in question? Just trying to get a general idea on how feasible this idea is.