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.
Dates: March 26, 27, and 28, 2019
Location: Odegard Hall Atmospherium
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 13 (beginning at 7:30am) & April 14 (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.
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)
Watch for signs announcing exactly when/where to sign up; the sign-up process will occur in late March
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
- 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