NFC – RENTAL AIRCRAFT OPERATIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
1. If you make a booking and do not use the rental plane during the scheduled booking, this will be recorded by the Aircraft Rental Committee and, in the event this happens three times in a calendar year, you may be declined for further bookings for that year. (Exception is inclement weather as specified by NavCanada/AWWS or mechanical /operational problems.)
2. An annual PPC is required unless a minimum of 10 hours PIC on type is logged in the previous 12 months. Other aircraft type logged time may be considered at the discretion of the Check Pilot and the ARC. The maximum time allowed between PPC rides, regardless of hours logged on type is 24 months. This then becomes a bi-annual flight review and meets the 24 month recurrent training requirement of CARs 401.05(2)(a).
3. Before each flight the PIC will inspect and make a preflight ground check of the Aircraft, its equipment and accessories. The PIC will not accept said aircraft for flight, until he/she is satisfied as to its airworthiness, mechanical conditions, its proper functioning, and the proper functioning of its equipment and accessories. This includes checking the fuel from all sumps, in addition to determining that fuel and oil on board the Aircraft are sufficient for the contemplated flight, plus legal and adequate reserve. Any defects found in the Aircraft’s structure or accessories shall be reported, and NO flight shall be made if such defect may endanger the safe operation of the Aircraft.
4. The PIC will not tamper with, molest or attempt to repair, nor allow any one else to tamper with, molest, or attempt to repair any part of the Aircraft or its accessories, unless permission has been granted to do so by the Club’s Aircraft Maintenance Officer.
5. Ensure all required documentation is onboard the aircraft. It is the responsibility of the PIC to ensure that all required documents, charts and publications are carried on each flight and that they are current, including the pilot’s licence/permit and medical certificate.
6. The Aircraft Status Board / Snag sheet should be reviewed, and any discrepancies noted. It is the PIC’s responsibility to ensure that all inspections and maintenance as required by the Club’s maintenance schedule and Transport Canada are complied with before flying.
7. Smoking is prohibited in the Club Aircraft.
8. The PIC shall have knowledge of the cruising power settings of the Aircraft and should ensure that safe operating speeds are not exceeded. The PIC should practice proper fuel mixture control and power settings to minimize risk of overheating or shock cooling of the engine.
9. The PIC shall report all accidents, major or minor, together with names and addresses of witnesses and involved parties, immediately to the Aircraft Rental Committee. The PIC will not permit the aircraft to be moved, unless expressly authorized to do so by the Aircraft Rental Committee and will take necessary steps to protect the Aircraft and its equipment from further loss.
10. No person except a Club Rental Member of the Club or qualified persons making necessary test flights shall be permitted by any member of the Club to fly the Club Aircraft. All flights are to be made within the limits of the Licence, Endorsements and CURRENT experience of the person acting as PIC of the Club Aircraft, and as per the Conditions applicable as stated in the current Insurance Policy of the Club Aircraft.
11. If due to inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances,(ie .mechanical breakdown) the Aircraft is grounded elsewhere other than home base (CYCD), it will be the responsibility of the PIC to make the necessary arrangements to have the Aircraft returned to home base (CYCD) as soon as reasonably practical. An Aircraft Rental Committee member(s) should be notified as soon as possible, as well as any other Club Rental Member who may have the Aircraft booked (contact booking agent to obtain name(s)) If the grounding is due to a mechanical breakdown, then the Maintenance Manager should also be notified. This will facilitate pilot/engineer consultation, in order that follow up arrangements for repairs can be organized. (Names and phone numbers of all the ARC members are listed in the front, inside cover of the Journey Logbook)
12. The Club Aircraft must not be loaded outside the permissible limits of the center of gravity. The weight of the Aircraft and its disposable load must not exceed the maximum weight for the Aircraft as detailed in the Aircraft Type Certificate, Weight and Balance Certificate or the Flight Manual.