August 2014

Pro-Flight Aviation Inc. has established the following regulations to insure safe, efficient, and fun flying for renters and student pilots.  Your adherence to these policies is appreciated and will be assumed with your signature on the aircraft dispatch form.  Please be aware that these Operating Regulations are updated frequently and it is the sole responsibility of the student or renter to keep abreast of them.

Thank you for choosing Pro-Flight Aviation, Inc. as your flying headquarters.

We look forward to serving your aviation needs.

***Scheduling

  1. Scheduling of Pro-Flight Aviation, Inc. aircraft may be accomplished by telephone, in person at the scheduling desk, or online at our website.
  2. Scheduling is on a first come, first serve basis.  Only Pro-Flight personnel may schedule student pilots.  On-line scheduling is available for renter pilots after they have completed checkout flight.
  3. Your time slot will be forfeited if you are more than fifteen minutes late without prior notification.
  4. Pro-Flight Aviation Inc. requires all canceling and rescheduling of flights to be done 48 hours in advance of the flight.  Failure to cancel or reschedule a dual flight prior to 48 hours may result in a no-show fee of two (2) hours ground time for the first infraction, and two (2) hours ground time plus one (1) hour flight time for the second infraction.
  5. Each aircraft rental is given a grace period of 30 minutes at the beginning and end of scheduled time for pre-flight and post-flight procedures, up to the maximum daily minimum per aircraft type. Minimums apply whether the appointment is made directly with PF personnel or online.  For example, a 3 hour block of aircraft rental time scheduled would be a minimum of 2 hours flight time charged.  Below is the maximum daily minimum aircraft rental per aircraft type.
    • Four (4) hour minimum for 172’s
    • Two (2) hour minimum for 177RG
    • Two (2) hour minimum for the Piper Twin Comanche
    • Four (3) hour minimum for SportStar
 

***Aircraft Operations

  1. No smoking, eating, or drinking in any aircraft.  For safety reasons, please refrain from smoking within fifty feet of any aircraft or fuel truck.
  2. Aircraft renters shall observe all FAA, airport and local regulations while using Pro-Flight Aviation aircraft.
  3. Renters and students shall not use Pro-Flight Aviation aircraft for hire nor shall they lend the aircraft to anyone.
  4. All flying shall be done from the left seat, with the exception of CFI applicants and prior permission from Pro-Flight Aviation.
  5. No operation of aircraft on unpaved runways is allowed except for precautionary or emergency landing purposes.
  6. Formation flying is prohibited.
  7. There will be a $100.00 charge for leaving the master switch on.
  8. Simulated emergency landings and single engine operations in multi-engine aircraft are prohibited unless a Pro-Flight Aviation instructor is on board.
  9. Only Pro-Flight flight instructors may instruct in Pro-Flight Aviation aircraft.
  10. Only Pro-Flight Aviation mechanics may work on Pro-Flight aircraft.
  11. Only the pilot who signed the dispatch form may act as Pilot-in-Command.
  12. Please limit propeller touching to pre-flight inspection and positioning them for refueling (vertical position).
  13. Use caution when taxing to and from parking area.  Keep taxi speed to a brisk walk.
  14. Please treat aircraft with respect and refrain from stacking objects on wings/stabilizers or using excessive force in pushing/pulling any knob, switch or button.
  15. A parent/legal guardian form must be completed before each flight for each passenger less than eighteen (18) years of age.
  16. Children are not allowed near or around the tie down area.
  17. Headsets are required for all flights and are available for rent at the front desk.
  18. All rules and regulations are subject to change without notice.  All pilots are required to obey current operating regulations.
  19. Tow bar is never left on the aircraft.

***Aircraft Flights

 
  1. All aircraft run-ups must be done in designated run-up areas, not while taxiing.
  2. All flights over twenty-five (25) nautical miles will be considered cross-country to Pro-Flight Aviation.
  3. Flight plans must be filed with the FSS either by phone, internet, or in person for all cross-country flights.
  4. Cross-countries over mountainous areas are only allowed after completion of a Pro-Flight mountain check out.  Flying over mountains in N185EV (the SportStar) is NOT permitted.
  5. Aircraft departing on an IFR flight plan must leave with full fuel.
  6. All flights over the mountains must receive Pro-Flight Aviation’s Chief Pilot approval within thirty (30) minutes prior to takeoff.
  7. An IFR rating is required to take Pro-Flight Aviation aircraft over mountainous areas at night.
  8. All IFR flights departing Renton Municipal Airport must have a minimum ceiling of 1100 feet.
  9. Primary student pilots need a Pro-Flight instructor approval for flights exceeding twenty-five (25) nautical miles.
  10. Primary student pilots must return aircraft to Pro-Flight Aviation no later than 6:00 PM during summer hours and 5:00 PM during winter hours for solo cross-country flights.   Local flights by primary student pilots must return by sunset.
  11. Flights into Canada are permitted.  A 24-hour advance arrangement must be made with office personnel prior to the flight.
  12. Flights to Alaska are permitted ONLY IF:
  • The flight plan and a detailed flight itinerary has received a written approval by Pro-Flight’s insurance company a minimum five (5) business days prior to departure; and
  • The flight will be made in Pro-Flight’s twin engine Comanche (no single engine flights will be approved); and
  • The PIC has a current Private or Commercial Pilot Certificate with Multi-Engine and Instrument ratings, a minimum of 500 hours TT, 150 hours ME time, 100 hours Alaska flying time, and a minimum 25 hours MM; and
  • The PIC submits a signed and completed PEF (Pilot Experience Form) prior to embarking on the flight (PEFs are available from Pro-Flight office personnel.); and
  • The PIC has completed a checkout, written packet and flight time, with a Pro-Flight instructor for the PA-30 twin Comanche; and
  • The PIC has adequate renters insurance in addition to Pro-Flight’s insurance; and
  • The PIC pays an advance of $1000.00 for additional insurance endorsement before departure which will be considered flat and fully earned for the flight; and
  • All runways used MUST BE PAVED; and
  • The renter must purchase additional insurance through Pro-Flight’s insurance company, paid in advance and non-refundable in the amount of $1000.00 flat and fully earned for each trip.
 
  1. Flights into Mexico are NOT permitted.
  2. All night flights must leave with full fuel.
  3. Fuel purchased for rented aircraft is credited to customer’s account at Pro-Flight current fuel cost.  At the end of the flight customer must submit a receipt to the front desk that shows date, gallons, N-number and method of payment.  Receipts will not be accepted after the end of the calendar month.
  1. Prior approval by Pro-Flight office personnel must be obtained 24 hours in advance of transporting animals in any Pro-Flight aircraft.
  2. One hour minimum flight time is required in Pro-Flight’s retractable gear or twin engine aircrafts.
  3. If for any reason the aircraft is grounded at another airport:
  • Pro-Flight Aviation, Inc. is not responsible for costs incurred by the pilot in command or any passengers due to delay of flight.
  • Pro-Flight Aviation, Inc. will arrange for mechanical repair to be completed as soon as possible during regular business hours Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Only Pro-Flight Aviation, Inc. personnel can authorize repairs to the aircraft.

***Checkout and Return

  1. To obtain the aircraft’s folder, renter must complete and sign a dispatch form.  All cross-country flights greater than twenty-five (25) nautical miles shall include the route of flight, destination airport, and number of souls on board.
  2. Prior to operation the aircraft, a thorough preflight inspection must be completed.  Any discrepancies are to be reported to the front desk immediately.
  3. If you are going to be late returning the aircraft, please call Pro-Flight Aviation’s Unicom (122.85), or telephone Pro-Flight at 425-228-9510, let us know your revised ETA and update with Flight Following.
  4. After return of aircraft, make sure that all control locks, seat belts, pitot tube cover, and accessories are put in their proper place, garbage removed, and the aircraft is securely tied down.  Be certain to verify that the checklist and keys are in the aircraft folder and the hobbs and tach times are recorded.
  5. To maintain currency, pilots must log at least three (3) takeoffs and landings in Company aircraft within the previous 90 day period (172’s & 177) and previous 60 day period (PA-30 & 177RG).  Failure to do so may require the pilot to complete an aircraft checkout with a Company flight instructor again.
  6. N51386 (Cardinal 177 RG) and/or N74BN (PA 30C) require a minimum flight time of 1 hour.
  7. Careless procedures or abuse to aircraft beyond normal wear will be charged to the renter.  For example; taxiing while riding the brakes or landing with feet on the brake.

***Insurance

(See end section of “Sport Pilot Renter Requirements” for insurance for Sport Pilots.)
  1. Pro-Flight Aviation carries full commercial aircraft insurance for all flight training and limited to $100,000 each passenger.
    • Flight Training: One million combined single limit bodily injury, including passengers, and property damage liability.  Passenger liability limited to $100,000 per occurrence.  Medical services liability limited to $3,000 each person, per occurrence, $18,000 total each occurrence.
    • Renter Pilot 3rd party liability coverage: Single limit bodily injury, including passengers, and property damage limited to $100,000 each occurrence.
  2. If an aircraft is damaged while rented to a student or renter pilot, the student or renter well be held responsible for the insurance deductibles as follows:
    • $2,500.00-In motion or not in motion for single engine.
    • $5,000-In motion or not in motion for twin engine.
  3. Failure of the P.I.C. or student pilot to sign a Pro-Flight Aviation, Inc. dispatch form:
    • Fully relieves Pro-Flight Aviation, Inc. and any of its subsidiaries from all financial obligations, whether tangible or intangible, for bodily injury or damage to or from any aircraft.

***Account Procedures

 
  1. Payment is required at time of flight.
  2. The $500.00 block rental rate is available to pilots who pay $500.00 in advance to flight.  Once the account balance is zero, the rental rate is regular price.
  3. Block payments are non-refundable.
  4. Account credit balances are non-transferable.
  1. There is a $35.00 charge for all returned checks.
  2. All rules and regulations are subject to change without notice.  All pilots are required to obey current operating regulations.
  3. Pro-flight is entitled to all charges and fees required to collect payment, including, but not limited to, court costs, collection agency fees, bank fees, etc.
  4. If there is no activity on an account for 12 consecutive calendar months, that account will be invoiced up to $250.00 or to the account credit balance.
  5. If you are late returning an aircraft for any reason other than weather, and subsequently delay the flight of the next pilot; you will be required to pay one half of the next pilot’s aircraft rental.

***Pilot Qualifications for Aircraft Rental***

All renter pilots are required to meet the specifications that follow.  In addition, Pro-Flight Aviation has a separate checkout for VFR flying, Night flying, Instrument flying and Mountain flying.  

***SINGLE ENGINE FIXED GEAR 150 HP***

  1. PRIVATE PILOT OR BETTER RATING, CURRENT MEDICAL AND CURRENT BFR.
  2. COMPLETE AN AIRCRAFT FAMILIARIZATION FORM THAT HAS BEEN CORRECTED TO 100% WITH A PRO-FLIGHT CFI.
  3. COMPLETE A CHECKOUT FLIGHT WITH A PRO-FLIGHT CFI IN THE MAKE AND MODEL.  THE MINIMUM DUAL CHECKOUT FLIGHT IS 1 HOUR FOR VFR FLYING.
  4. THE FOLLOWING STIPULATIONS ALSO APPLY;
    • a. 25 HOURS PIC AFTER GAINING A PRIVATE PILOT CERTIFICATE.
    • b. PRIVATE PILOT CERTIFICATE OBTAINED WITH A PRO-FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR.
    • c. PRIVATE PILOT OR BETTER CURRENTLY WORKING ON GETTING A RATING AT PRO-FLIGHT AVIATION.
 

***SINGLE ENGINE WITH RETRACTABLE GEAR***

WITH PRIOR RETRACTABLE GEAR TIME
  1. PRIVATE PILOT CERTIFICATE OR BETTER, CURRENT MEDICAL & CURRENT BFR.
  2. MINIMUM 100 HOURS TOTAL TIME.
  3. MINIMUM TWO (2) HOUR CHECKOUT FLIGHT WITH PRO-FLIGHT AVIATION INSTRUCTOR PRIOR TO SOLO.
  4. COMPLETED AIRCRAFT FAMILIARIZATION FORM CORRECTED TO 100% WITH A PRO-FLIGHT CFI.
  5. MINIMUM 10 HOURS TOTAL RETRACTABLE GEAR TIME.
  WITHOUT PRIOR RETRACTABLE GEAR TIME
  1. HOLD A PRIVATE PILOT CERTIFICATE, WITH CURRENT MEDICAL AND BFR.
  2. MINIMUM 100 HOURS TOTAL TIME.
  3. MINIMUM 5 HOURS DUAL INSTRUCTION WITH A PRO-FLIGHT AVIATION CFI WITHIN 6 MONTHS OF SOLO.
(including twenty (20) takeoffs and landings in the same make and model)
  1. COMPLETED AIRCRAFT FAMILIARIZATION FORM CORRECTED TO 100% WITH A PRO-FLIGHT CFI.
 

***MULTI-ENGINE WITH FOUR SEATS ***

WITH PRIOR MULTI-ENGINE TIME
  1. PRIVATE PILOT WITH A MULTI-ENGINE AND INSTRUMENT RATING AND MINIMUM OF 250 HOURS TOTAL TIME.
  2. MINIMUM OF 25 HOURS IN MULTI-ENGINE AIRCRAFT WITHIN THE PREVIOUS YEAR.
  3. MINIMUM 2 HOURS DUAL CHECKOUT WITH PRO-FLIGHT MEI
  4. COMPLETED AIRCRAFT FAMILIARIZATION FORM THAT HAS BEEN CORRECTED TO 100% WITH A PRO-FLIGHT MEI.
  5. INSTRUMENT CURRENT IN AIRCRAFT
  6. CURRENT MEDICAL AND BFR.
  WITHOUT PRIOR MULTI-ENGINE TIME
  1. PRIVATE PILOT AND INSTRUMENT RATING WITH A MINUMUM OF 250 HOURS TOTAL TIME.
  2. 15 HOURS DUAL FLIGHT INSTRUCTION FROM PRO-FLIGHT MEI TO INCLUDE A MULTI-ENGINE RATING PRIOR TO SOLO.
  3. 10 HOURS SOLO PRIOR TO CARRYING PASSENGERS.
  4. COMPLETED AIRCRAFT FAMILIARIZATION FORM CORRECTED TO 100% WITH A PRO-FLIGHT MEI.
  5. CURRENT MEDICAL AND BFR.
 

***HIGH PERFORMANCE RENTER REQUIREMENTS***

SINGLE ENGINE FIXED GEAR AND OVER 230 HP WITHOUT HIGH PERFORMANCE ENDORSEMENT
  1. HOLD A PRIVATE PILOT CERTIFICATE, WITH CURRENT MEDICAL AND BFR.
  2. 25 HOURS PIC SINCE GAINING PRIVATE PILOT CERTIFICATE.
  3. 100 HOURS MINIMUM TOTAL TIME.
  4. COMPLETED AIRCRAFT FAMILIARIZATION FORM CORRECTED TO 100% WITH A PRO-FLIGHT CFI.
  5. COMPLETED CHECKOUT FLIGHT WHICH INCLUDES A MINIMUM 5 HOURS DUAL WITHIN A CONSECUTIVE 90 DAY PERIOD OF TIME, INCLUDING 20 TAKE OFF AND LANDINGS IN THE SAME MAKE AND MODEL AIRCRAFT, AND A MINIMUM OF 5 SIMULATED POWER-OFF LANDINGS TO OBTAIN A HIGH PERFORAMNCE ENDORSEMENT.
WITH HIGH PERFORMANCE ENDORSEMENT AND LESS THAN 300 HOURS TOTAL TIME
  1. HOLD A PRIVATE PILOT CERTIFICATE, WITH CURRENT MEDICAL AND BFR.
  2. HIGH-PERFORMANCE ENDORSEMENT.
  3. COMPLETED AIRCRAFT FAMILIARIZATION FORM CORRECTED TO 100% WITH A PRO-FLIGHT CFI.
  4. 5 HOURS PIC OF A HIGH PERFORMANCE AIRCRAFT AFTER RECEIVING HIGH PERFORMANCE ENDORSEMENT WITHIN THE PREVIOUS 90 DAYS.
  5. COMPLETED CHECKOUT FLIGHT, MINIMUM 3 HOURS DUAL WITHIN THE PREVIOUS 90 DAYS, INCLUDING 20 TAKE OFFS AND LANDINGS IN THE SAME MAKE AND MODEL AIRCRAFT, INCLUDING A MINIMUM OF 3 SIMULATED POWER-OFF LANDINGS.
  6. IF ITEM 4 OF THIS SECTION IS NOT MET, A CHECKOUT FLIGHT OF NOT LESS THAN 5 HOURS DUAL IS REQUIRED.
WITH HIGH PERFORMANCE ENDORSEMENT AND MORE THAN 300 HOURS TOTAL TIME
  1. HOLD A PRIVATE PILOT CERTIFICATE, WITH CURRENT MEDICAL AND BFR.
  2. HIGH-PERFORMANCE ENDORSEMENT.
  3. COMPLETED AIRCRAFT FAMILIARIZATION FORM CORRECTED TO 100% WITH A PRO-FLIGHT CFI.
  4. 5 HOURS PIC IN A SINGLE ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE AIRCRAFT WITHIN THE PREVIOUS 6 MONTHS.
  5. COMPLETED CHECKOUT FLIGHT, MINIMUM 3 HOURS DUAL WITHIN THE PREVIOUS 90 DAYS , INCLUDING 20 TAKE OFFS AND LANDINGS IN THE SAME MAKE AND MODEL AIRCRAFT, INCLUDING A MINIMUM OF 3 SIMULATED POWER-OFF LANDINGS.
  6. IF ITEM 4 OF THIS SECTION IS NOT MET, A CHECKOUT FLIGHT OF NOT LESS THAN 5 HOURS DUAL IS REQUIRED.
 

***LSA PILOT REQUIREMENTS***

 

LSA – LIGHT SPORT AIRCRAFT

PRIVATE PILOT WITH PREVIOUS STICK TIME
  1. PRIVATE PILOT OR BETTER RATING.
  2. CURRENT MEDICAL AND BFR.
  3. MINIMUM OF 5 HOURS STICK TIME (RECENT).
  4. MINIMUM 2 HOUR DUAL CHECKOUT FLIGHT WITH PRO-FLIGHT CFI.
  5. COMPLETED AIRCRAFT FAMILIARIZATION FORM CORRECTED TO 100% WITH A PRO-FLIGHT CFI.
PRIVATE PILOT WITHOUT PREVIOUS STICK TIME
  1. PRIVATE PILOT OR BETTER RATING.
  2. CURRENT MEDICAL AND BFR.
  3. MINIMUM 3 HOUR DUAL CHECKOUT FLIGHT WITH A PRO-FLIGHT CFI.
  4. COMPLETED AIRCRAFT FAMILIARIZATION FORM CORRECTED TO 100% WITH A PRO-FLIGHT CFI.
 

***SPORT PILOT RENTER REQUIREMENTS***

 
  1. SPORT PILOT CERTIFICATE.
  2. DRIVER’S LICENSE.
  3. MINIMUM 5 HOURS IN MAKE AND MODEL.
  4. 2 HOUR MINIMUM DUAL CHECKOUT FLIGHT WITH PRO-FLIGHT CFI.
  5. COMPLETED AIRCRAFT FAMILIARIZATION FORM CORRECTED TO 100% WITH PRO-FLIGHT CFI.
  6. RENTER MUST PROVIDE PROOF OF PRIVATE RENTER’S INSURANCE FOR HULL VALUE OF $94,000, AND LIABILITY INSURANCE.
  7. PRO-FLIGHT AVIATION, INC. MUST BE LISTED AS AN ADDITIONAL INSURED.
  8. PIC’S RENTERS INSURANCE WILL BE PRIMARY INSURANCE.  PRO-FLIGHT INSURANCE MAY NOT COVER ANY LOSSES.