Policy: Flight Rules – Licensed Flying Members
Licensed Flying Members of the Regina Flying Club Operating RFC Aircraft
1. Flying Member Shall Be Member In Good Standing
Only Flying Members in good standing with the RFC shall be eligible to rent and operate RFC aircraft. In good standing shall be defined as current membership and member account not in arrears.
2. Conduct of Flight – Canadian Air Regulations (CARs)
The Flying Member shall conduct the flight and operate the RFC aircraft in accordance with the Canadian Air Regulations.
3. Landing At A Location Other Than A Hard Surface Aerodrome
A planned landing of an RFC aircraft at a location that is not a hard surface aerodrome must be approved by the General Manager.
4. Aircraft Preparation and Weight and Balance
The Flying Member shall conduct a pre-flight inspection of the aircraft, ensure that there is sufficient fuel and oil in the aircraft for the intended flight and conduct a weight and balance calculation and ensure it is within limits for the intended flight.
5. Survival Equipment
Where applicable a basic survival equipment kit is available from the RFC upon request. It is the responsibility of the Flying Member acting as pilot-in-command to comply with the survival equipment requirements and regulations.
6. Hand Prop Starts Prohibited
No Flying Member shall cause an RFC aircraft to be started by the propeller hand swing method unless the person conducting the propeller swing is qualified to carry out the start in that manner and the propeller hand swing start is approved by the General Manager.
7. Aerobatic Maneuvers Prohibited
Maneuvers considered to fall under the “aerobatic” category are strictly prohibited.
8. Reporting of Aircraft Unserviceabilities and Defects
The Flying Member shall report all aircraft unserviceabilities to the RFC as soon as practicable.
The Flying Member acting as pilot-in-command shall record any defects regarding the aircraft in the aircraft journey logbook. In consultation with a staff member of the RFC the Flying Member shall defer the defect or ground the aircraft for maintenance.
9. Reporting of Incidents During the Conduct of Flight
The Flying Member shall report to the RFC all incidents occurring during a flight. An incident may include but is not restricted to:
· hard landing;
· tail strike on take-off or landing;
· departure of the aircraft from the prepared runway surface;
· intended or unintended hard braking action;
· unsafe proximity to other aircraft in flight;
· flight below 1,000 feet AGL due to weather or other circumstances.
10. Low Flying Prohibited
Except in the case of take-off or landing flight below 500 feet AGL is prohibited.
11. RFC Currency
To be eligible to rent and operate RFC aircraft a Flying Member must be current as follows:
a) Total flying experience less than 100 hours – minimum of one (1) hour flight time in previous 30 days.
b) Total flying experience 100 hours or more – minimum of one (1) hour flight time in previous 60 days.
c) Ten (10) flight hours or less in previous 12 months – flight review with an Instructor to be conducted.
12. Aircraft Shutdown – Passenger Deplaning
The aircraft engine must be shut down before passengers are permitted to exit the aircraft.
13. Flight Plan or Itinerary To Be Filed – Flight Beyond 25 Nautical Miles
The Flying Member shall file a flight plan or flight itinerary for any flight conducted beyond 25 nautical miles from Regina. The RFC shall not accept nor act as responsible person for flight itineraries.
14. Local Flight
A local flight is defined as a flight 25 nautical miles or less from Regina. For local flights a flight plan or flight itinerary is not required but the Flying Member shall inform the RFC of the intended route and location of the flight.
15. Flight Delays – RFC To Be Notified
The Flying Member shall inform the RFC as soon as practicable if the intended return is to be delayed.
16. Flight Into Mountainous Areas
No flights into mountainous areas shall be conducted unless authorized by the General Manager.
17. Flight Over Water
Where the intended flight involves flight over water the Flying Member pilot-in-command shall abide by the applicable flight requirements.
18. Damage To RFC Aircraft
The Flying Member shall inform the RFC as soon as practicable of any damage that occurs to a RFC aircraft while operated by the member. A damaged RFC aircraft shall be grounded unless approved for flight by the General Manager.
19. Flight Record – Aircraft Journey Logbook
For all flights other than local flights, the Flying Member is responsible for completing the aircraft journey logbook for the flight (including all legs of the flight if applicable).
20. Aircraft Journey Logbook
The aircraft journey logbook shall be carried onboard the aircraft for all flights beyond 25 nautical miles from Regina or where the point of landing is other than the point of departure.
21. Fuel Purchases
All fuel purchases by the Flying Member shall be deducted from the final rental invoice. The Flying Member shall substantiate fuel purchases with receipts.
22. En Route Flight Costs
The Flying Member is responsible for all storage, start assist, heating, tie-down, parking, landing fees.
23. Right Seat Flying Prohibited
The Flying Member acting as pilot-in-command shall occupy the left pilot seat for the conduct of the flight.
24. Insurance Deductible Responsibility of Flying Member
The Flying Member shall be responsible for the deductible applicable to not-in-motion or in-motion insurance claims. This does not apply in instances where an insurance claim is initiated as a result of the actions of, or by, another party beyond the control of the Flying Member.
25. Rental In-Excess of One Day
Where a Flying Member intends to rent a RFC aircraft for a flight involving a period greater than one business day the rental arrangement for the flight, including all applicable flight time charges shall be discussed with the General Manager and determined before the conduct of the flight.
26. Annual Certification of Rental Privileges
To be eligible to rent and operate a RFC aircraft a Flying Member shall annually, in a form as determined by the RFC, acknowledge that they have read and understood the Flight Rules applicable to licensed flying members operating RFC aircraft.