Harv’s Air student rules

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1.  All flying shall be conducted in accordance with the Canadian Aviation Regulations, as amended and with the information Circulars issued from time to time by Transport Canada.  Flying operations shall comply with the conditions of the Air Transport Board Licences and Transport Canada Operating Certificates issued and in force for the school.

2.  All dual and solo flying must be authorized by the Chief Flying Instructor or his delegate and acknowledged by the student.

3.  No unauthorized aerobatics may be carried out in school aircraft.

4.  All solo flying by unlicensed pilots must be carried out within the specified radius of the airport authorized by the Chief Flight Instructor or his delegate.

5.  The Chief Flying Instructor or his delegate must specifically authorize all cross-country flights and all landings at any airport other than the home airport.

6.  In case of an emergency or unauthorized landing away from home base, the pilot shall immediately contact the school. The pilot shall not attempt to take off again without permission of the Chief Flying Instructor.

7.  It is the pilot’s own responsibility to keep the medical up to date and ensure that other currency requirements have been met.

8.  It is the pilot’s responsibility to verify that loose articles are removed or secured in the aircraft.  The pilot must verify that fuel and oil are sufficient for the intended flight, including a 45 minute  reserve.

9.  Safety harness or seat belts must be properly fitted and secured at all times while the aircraft is in motion on the ground or in the air.

10.  No pilot will be permitted to fly a school aircraft while under the influence of intoxicating liquor, drugs or other medication capable of impairing the pilot’s ability, nor shall the pilot be permitted to carry in a school aircraft, a passenger who is under similar influence.

11.  Only competent persons authorized by the school instructor may attempt to swing aircraft propellers.

12.  Low flying while solo is prohibited.  ALL solo flight must be carried out at an altitude of at least 1000’ above the ground except when taking off or landing.  If a pilot encounters bad weather, safety will be the deciding factor in selecting an altitude at which to fly and if it’s below 1000’,  the pilot must report the low flying immediately after landing.

13.  The Chief Flying Instructor has the authority to check the flying ability of any licenced pilot wishing to fly school aircraft.  This may include a request that the pilot demonstrate his ability to competently handle the school aircraft under existing conditions.

14.  Practice of forced landing may only be carried out after obtaining dual with a school instructor and then, only in specified practice areas and with the authorization of the Chief Flight Instructor or his delegate.

15.  All taxiing will be done slowly and with due regard to safety.  Aircraft must be stopped at a safe distance from hangars or buildings and aircraft engines must never be started in the hangars.

16.  All flying charges incurred are on a credit basis unless previous arrangements have been made.  Any unused credit will be refunded to the student or sponsor.

17.  Any breach of the above regulations or rules resulting in damage to school aircraft or property will make the individual fully liable for all expenses incurred.

18.  All aircraft are fully insured. There is a deductible in the event of an accident. The pilot in command is responsible for this deductible (See Certificate of Insurance page).  Should the accident be a result of a mechanical problem, which is not the fault of the pilot, the pilot will not be responsible for the deductible.

19.  Each pilot shall make sure that he or she is dressed properly for the season.  This applies to passengers as well.  In the winter, a pilot will be refused a flight if he or she does not have the following clothing: a) warm headwear, b) warm winter footwear, c) mittens, and d) warm jacket or parka.  Pilots are also encouraged to have available ski pants, jacket, or a snowmobile suit, particularly on cross country flights.

20.  Weather minimums:  Temperature limits of -28°C and +40°C.  Wind limits of 30G35 knots dual and 20 knots solo.  Crosswind component should not be exceeded.


Dual Ceiling and Visibility Limits (local and cross country):
Controlled Airspace:  3 miles visibility, 1 mile horizontally from cloud, 500’ below cloud, 500’ above ground
Uncontrolled Airspace above 1000’: 1 mile visibility (day), 3 miles visibility (night) 2000’ horizontally from cloud, 500’ below cloud
Uncontrolled Airspace below 1000’: 2 miles visibility (day), 3 miles visibility (night) clear of cloud

IFR Training flights:
Dual only: 200’ ceiling and ½ mile visibility

Solo Training Flights:
In the circuit: 3 miles visibility, 1000’ ceiling
Outside of the circuit: 10 miles visibility, 2000’ ceiling
Cross country: 10 miles visibility, 2000’ ceiling

Rental Ceiling and Visibility Limits (local and cross country)
3 miles visibility, 1 mile horizontally from cloud, 500′ below cloud, 500′ above ground

As each individual pilot’s experience differs, all pilots are strongly encouraged to establish their personal weather limits in conjunction with Transport Canada’s set weather minima. Any exceptions to the above weather minima are at the discretion of the CFI or delegate on a case by case basis.

21.  Foreign Object Damage (FOD).  All pilots are asked to be vigilant for any foreign objects on the ramp, taxiway, and runway.  If possible, remove the object and notify your instructor/chief flight instructor.

22.  Pilots must have a minimum of 45 minutes of fuel reserve for all flights.  Visual checking of fuel levels is mandatory, and pilots are advised to know the endurance of their tanks based on hourly consumption, rather than relying on fuel gauges.

23.  Pilots must report all snags on the aircraft to the supervising instructor and enter the defect in the journey log.

24.  Upon completion of a flight, the pilot will park the aircraft in the designated parking area with the control lock in place.  If strong winds are present, or forecasted, the aircraft shall be tied down or parked in the hangar.

25.  In the event of an off airport landing, or a forced landing, the Chief Flight Instructor shall be notified immediately.  No attempt shall be made to move the aircraft, or to resume the flight until the situation has been fully discussed with the CFI, and then only on his advice.

26.  Qualified and properly trained people shall do refueling only.  As well, student pilots shall not add oil to an aircraft engine.

27.  When moving aircraft on the ground, the proper tow bar shall be used.  Caution must be used when non-trained people offer to help in the moving of aircraft.  People must be shown where they can and cannot push.

28.  Flight training may be paid in advance or as training is received.  We can accept your  personal cheques, cash, travelers cheques, Visa or Mastercard, or you may wire transfer your payment to:
Wire transfer details:

Royal Bank Steinbach
Swift code: ROYCCAT2
Transit number: 06117
Bank number: 003
Account number: 1006956

Harv’s Air Service 2001 Inc.
Box 1056
Steinbach MB
R5G 1M8

29.  Upon termination or withdrawal, the student is entitled to a refund as follows:
-After enrollment, once flight training has commenced, all refunds are given on an hourly basis. In other words, as long as all charges are paid in full through the last date of attendance, for services rendered or supplies purchased, etc., any remaining balance will be refunded to the student.
-Books and supplies may not be returned for a refund.  Audio-visual fees are non-refundable.
-Upon the receipt of a request of refund, all monies due shall be forwarded within thirty (30) days.

30.  Flight Plans must be closed upon arrival at the intended destination (Steinbach South/St Andrews or otherwise).  If a flight plan is not closed, there will be a charge of $100.  If the flight plan is not closed and it is after midnight, the charge will be $500.



Long Cross Countries Policy

• Cross-countries over 3 hours and overnight cross countries must be approved by Harv or Adam before bookings made.
• Pilots must be briefed before departing.
• Minimum rental time is 3 hours a day.  If less then 3 hours a day, the full rental fee will be charged unless prior arrangements have been made. If weather is IFR then charge is automatically waived.
• Pilots may rent the airplane DRY or WET.
o DRY: Aircraft rental rate does not include fuel. Aircraft will be provided with full tanks. Pilots purchase their own fuel when enroute. Airplane is returned with full fuel tanks.
o WET: A company credit card is provided. The difference between the fuel rate and the price of the fuel purchased will be charged to the student or refunded. Fuel rate will be agreed upon before departing.
• Always take tie downs ropes and tie down rings. Airplane must be tied down or hangered overnight.
• Depending on the season:
o Wing covers
o Engine covers
o Engine heaters, 100 foot electrical cord
• If temperatures will be less then + 2 C, wing covers must be used.
• If airplane is ice covered, do not scrape ice. Have the airplane deiced or put into a warm hanger.
• The Journey Log must be filled in everyday and be up to date upon returning.
• Payment prior to departure: Credit Card number on Account or a credit balance on account.

Emergency Response Program

In the event of an emergency situation:

1.  Stay calm

2. Have somebody call 911 and alert RCMP, Ambulance, and Fire.

3. Evacuate survivors, secure site.  Only disturb accident site if
persons or property are in danger.

4. Notify Transportation Safety Board. (204) 983-5548

5. Do not communicate with media. The CFI or delegate will communicate with the media.

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