WEST CENTRAL GEORGIA FLYING CLUB, INC.
1. All members of the Club shall comply with all Federal Aviation Regulations, state, airport and Club rules while operating Club aircraft.
2. A violation of any of the Club's rules by a member renders him or her liable to a temporary flight suspension of not more than thirty (30) days.
3. All members must be checked out and approved for solo by a flight instructor designated by the Board of Directors before soloing any Club aircraft, regardless of past experience.
4. A member must perform a thorough preflight inspection of the aircraft, including a visual inspection of the fuel quantity, prior to commencing flight. Any damage or discrepancies discovered by a member will be assumed to be the responsibility of the last user unless it has been reported previously to the Maintenance Officer and entered in the aircraft's squawk log. If a condition is discovered which may affect the airworthiness of the aircraft, the aircraft shall not be flown until cleared by the Maintenance Officer and signed off in the squawk log as resolved.
5. Each member must ascertain that the airworthiness and registration certificates, appropriate operating limitations information, current aircraft radio station license and operator's manual are in the aircraft prior to commencing flight.
6. All aircraft operating limitations must be observed. Aerobatic maneuvers are prohibited except those that are permissible under the operating limitations when the aircraft is operated in the utility category.
7. All student pilots must file with the FAA for flights over sparsely populated areas; mountainous, wooded or desert terrain; or for extended over water flight. All cross country flights must request flight following for VFR flight..
8. All flights must be booked in accordance with the club's current scheduling policies.
9. Except in emergencies, club aircraft shall be flown from and landed on airfields approved by the Board of Directors only. Any member with less than 100 hours flying time who land on an unapproved field due to an emergency must call the Safety Officer before attempting a takeoff from the field. The Safety Officer shall decide whether or not the member should attempt the takeoff alone or wait until a more qualified pilot arrives.
10. Members with less than a private license shall not fly club aircraft when weather conditions are less than 1,500 feet ceiling and 3 miles visibility, or when the surface winds exceed 10 miles per hour.
11. On completion of a flight, the pilot must tidy up the aircraft. Waste paper and extra charts (a sectional chart for the local area should be kept in the aircraft) will be removed, seat belts straightened, etc.
12. Fuel tanks will be topped as necessary, but always by the last scheduled pilot of the day prior to the airport closing. As a courtesy, the pilot using the last container of oil kept in the airplane will get 2 quarts from hangar or FBO and place in airplane. The person getting the last quart from the hanger will notify the maintenance officer to purchase additional oil for the club.
13. Each member must take a Bi-Annual flight review every 24 months with a flight instructor designated by the Board of Directors. Following a proficiency check, the instructor shall approve the member by a logbook entry for further continued solo privileges or additional dual or ground instruction.
14. No member (except the Maintenance Office) may perform any maintenance on Club aircraft, other than pre-flight inspection, without authorization from the Maintenance Officer.
15. Club aircraft may not be used to give flight instruction to anyone except Club Members. No flight instruction may be given in the club airplane except by an approved flight instructor.
16. Members are responsible for securing planes on the ground at any airport with tiedowns, control lock and wheel chocks.
17. Aircraft shall be test flown after any maintenance work is performed, by a pilot with at least a private or higher license to determine the air-worthiness of the aircraft and shall be noted on clipboard used to record flight time on aircraft. This pilot shall be approved by the Safety Officer or Chief Instructor.
Revised Jan 2005