Q: How much is block time?
A: Please refer to Our Fleet page.
Minimum is 20 hours per block. Plus non-refundable Annual Membership Fee $475 + GST.
The Annual Membership Fee is payable within 30 days it is due. If the member failed to do so, his/her membership will be terminated automatically and any unused block time hours will be forfeited with no refund. The outgoing member also must return the hangar key within 7 days of notice of termination.
If the aircraft becomes unavailable for over 3 months due to unforeseeable reasons such as repairs and maintenance, the membership will be extended starting the 4th month for the duration of down time exceeding 3 months.
Q: Any other costs?
A: There is a replacement fee of $250 + GST if the key is lost.
Since the club and aircraft is located in a rented hangar shared with other tenants, the landlord requires a credit check to be conducted on all members. Based on the credit check report, the landlord may at his discretion, request a security deposit (amount to be determined by the landlord) from the member prior to granting access to the hangar.
Click here for the rules and regulations for use and access of the hangar.
Landing and parking fees incurred by the pilot are extra. If these fees are billed to the club, the pilot is responsible to reimburse the club the full amount plus a handling fee of $5.00 (to cover the bank charges and postage fees).
Any damages (including but not limited to flat tires, cracked/broken windshield etc.) to the aircraft while it is under the care and custody of the pilot will be the responsibility of the pilot; he/she will be fully responsible for the repair costs (parts and labour).
Do NOT overspeed the engine. Overspeeding the engine has serious consequences including engine failure and/or the requirement to remove the engine for overhaul. If the pilot caused the engine to overspeed (50 RPM above maximum limit and for over 6 secs), he/she is required to submit a report stating the reason for such action. In addition, that pilot will be fully responsible for the total costs (parts and labour) to repair/overhaul the engine due to overspeeding.
In addition, there is a penalty fee of $160+ GST + PST if the member did not turn the MASTER off after his/her flight. Not turning the MASTER off will damage the battery and may lead to its replacement. It will also deprive the next member of his/her right to fly the plane as they will not be able to start the plane, wasting their time and causing them disappointment. In the event that the battery need to be replaced due to member forgetting to turn off the MASTER, that member will be responsible for the new battery cost + the 1-hour block time penalty.
Q: Is there any licence requirement?
The pilot must hold a valid PPL or higher and must be under the age of 70.
Q: Do I need to checkout?
A: Yes. The pilot must complete an open book exam. After that there is a briefing and a dual instruction checkout flight, the cost of which to be borne by the pilot.
Thereafter, the pilot is subject to an annual checkout by a qualified flight instructor for insurance purpose, the cost of which to be borne by the pilot.
Q: Where can I take the plane?
A: Both aircraft are equipped for VFR flight only. Day trip only.
Q: Are there any booking rules?
To be fair to all members and ensure everyone can have a chance to enjoy the airplane, each member can only block off a whole weekend once a month.
If you book the plane for the whole day (8 hours or more), you will be charged a minimum of 3 hours for that booking even if actual flight time is less than that.
Prior to making any booking, please ensure you have enough balance in your account for the number of hours you book. If not, please top up your account before making any bookings.
Q: Can I have access to the plane anytime during the day?
A: Due to the club sharing the hangar with other tenants, the landlord has designated access to the plane and hangar from 7:00 to sunset. For security reasons, prior permission must be obtained from the operator if you want to fly beyond these posted hours.
Q: Does my block time expire?
A: Yes, the block time must be used within 1 year from purchase.
Q: What happens with the money invested?
A: All revenues are reinvested into the aircraft for maintenance and/or upgrades.
Q: What are the currency rules?
A: To maintain PIC status, a 60-day currency is required, with a minimum of 3 take-off and landings during this period. The pilot is subject to further flight review and check ride if less than 20 hours of total flight time is logged within a 1-year period.
All members are subject to a check-out by a certified flight instructor or our club operator on an annual basis.
Q: Any 'Weather Minima' guidelines?
A: Weather conditions are one of the most important factors in flight planning and common sense goes a long way to interpreting your personal limits when it comes to sky conditions. Below is the 'Weather Minima' guidelines to help you determine if it is safe to fly.
Remember, even if the current and forecast sky conditions fall with our guidelines for your flight, it is always your responsibility as the PIC to ensure you stay safe within your personal limits. If in doubt, or Common Sense says no, stay on terra firma!
Q: What about over water flights?
A: Where the intended flight involves flight over water the Flying Member pilot-in-command shall abide by the applicable flight requirements. It is recommended that for all over-water flights, the pilot-in-command carry life jackets for all persons on board the aircraft. No person to operate a land aircraft over water, except when conducting a take-off or landing, beyond a point where the land aircraft could reach shore in the event of an engine failure.
Q: Can I take my pet along for a flight?
A: Sorry, NO pets are allowed to be taken inside the aircraft at any time or on any flight.
For more general rules and policies, please click here.
The Operator reserves the right to terminate the Aircraft Rental Agreement any time at his discretion. Termination will be served by writing via email. Renter must return the hangar key within 7 days upon termination of Aircraft Rental Agreement. If early termination occurs, any unused block time hours will be refunded to the Renter within 14 business days after receipt of hangar key.
Feel free to contact us if you have any further questions.