This is a good place to start getting familiar with how Family Flights work. Your attention to detail and adherence to these procedures will help everyone have a fun and successful flight.
Family Flights are conducted in accordance with Flight Operations Safety Policies and Procedures 5.9 Family Weekend/Special Event Flying .
Safety Briefing For Pilots
All pilots intending to conduct a Family Flight during Aviation Family Weekend MUST attend one of the safety briefings listed below. Attendance is MANDATORY. No one-on-one briefings will be given. Pilots that do not attend one of the following briefings will be dropped from the schedule and will not be allowed to fly.
DATE: April 11, 12, and 13, 2017
TIME: 6:30 PM
PLACE: Odegard Hall Atmospherium
Safety Briefing For Family
Family members that are flying must also attend a safety briefing located at the airport classroom the day of the flight. These meetings will be conducted every half hour.
Saturday, April 22: First briefing at 07:30 AM
Sunday, April 23: First briefing at 09:00 AM
PLACE: Airport Classroom
Who can I take?
You may only fly with your IMMEDIATE family. Immediate family means: grandparent, parent, father-in-law, mother-in-law, spouse, child, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother, stepbrother, sister, stepsister, or grandchild.
Am I eligible to fly?
In order to conduct a Family flight, you must:
- Be enrolled in a current flight course (Avit 102, Avit 221, etc.).
- Have a flight instructor on board if you do not have at least a Private Pilot Certificate.
- Meet the requirements on the Student Currency/Proficiency Report, if flying without a flight instructor on board.
- Have a positive balance in your flight account
- Have no open transactions
- Be prepared to show, on the day of the flight, your up-to-date logbook, pilot certificate, current medical, and high wind endorsement (12 knots crosswind maximum).
How do I sign up?
- Watch for signs announcing exactly when/where to sign up. The sign-up process will occur March 27 through April 3.
- You will need to know which aircraft you want to fly and at what time.
- Be flexible. Flight time slots fill up quickly, and there are no guarantees you will get the aircraft or time slot you desire.
- All sign-ups are first-come, first served.
- You must have your Ramp Badge with you when you sign up. This will be scanned during the scheduling process.
- You may schedule only one two-hour launch, which includes time for preflight, flight, and postflight.
- You will receive a receipt with the date and time of your flight.
How can I be sure I'll be ready on the day of the flight?
- If you won’t be flying with a flight instructor, get the Student Currency/Proficiency Report completed within 30 days prior to your flight.
- Use the Family Flight Checklist to help you get everything in order.
- Use the Dispatch Procedures checklist to guide you through the process of obtaining an aircraft on the day of the flight.