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.
Pilot Safety Briefing
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. The briefing should last approximately 30 minutes, and students should bring their Student ID or Ramp Badge for sign-in. Students who have a conflict with these briefings should contact us at AHPFamilyWeekend@gmail.com.
Dates: April 6th, 7th, and 8th
Location: Clifford Hall Room 210
Family Safety Briefing
Family members that are flying must also attend a safety briefing the day of the flight. These meetings will be conducted every half hour.
Dates: April 18th (beginning at 7:30am) & April 19th (beginning at 9:00am)
Location: Airport Classroom (see map)
- You may only fly with your IMMEDIATE family. Immediate family includes a grandparent, parent, father-in-law, mother-in-law, spouse, child, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother, stepbrother, sister, stepsister, or grandchild.
- 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
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)
- Aircraft sign-ups will occur March 9th, 10th, and 11th from 11:00am to 3:00pm in the Link
- 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