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Volume 4, Issue 10 October, 2007
Pilot in Command, we
earned the right!
General Membership Meeting:
General Membership Meeting:
FUEL RE-IMBURSEMENT PRICE FOR OCTOBER: $3.74
Photo: Jeff Cook completes his first solo in 13686. Awesome!
Garmin 430 video from our library is missing, if you have checked it out, please return it as it is a frequently used item.
REMEMBER: Club planes should ALWAYS be fueled with our fuel cards unless off site, even if there is no receipt. 93S also has new fuel card, please follow instructions on back of card and pump screen.
To maintain eligibility for Avemco Insurance each pilot is responsible to keep your Medical and BFR current.
We are interested in stories and/or pictures of trips from the membership! Please remit to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Jeff Vanhoozer (ph: 861-3972).
PLEASE REMEMBER TO CANCEL YOUR FLIGHT
IN SCHEDULE MASTER IF YOU CAN'T FLY. THE BOARD CAN CHARGE ONE HOUR PER DAY
AT THE SCHEDULED AIRCRAFT RATE ACCORDING TO T-CRAFT CLUB
You can order Apparel from Bulldog Shirt Shop in Nampa on 12th Ave. They have our logo and will put it on any item in there catalog. Click on their name for the map and phone number.
Please keep your contact information (phone numbers, email addresses, postal address) updated in Schedule Master. To check or update your contact information, login to Schedule Master, click the "User" tab at the top, then click the link that says "Click here to edit your user info" which appears just above the list of users.
Gift Certificates are now
available. Contact the Board of Directors for more information.
Remember: Monitor 121.5 after landing, and before shutdown, to be sure the ELT in your aircraft hasn't been activated.
Aircraft doors and locks are VERY SENSITIVE. Insert keys and gently turn. Slamming doors and forcing keys to operate seriously harms latches and security devices.
375: Nothing to Report
686: Nothing to Report
64L: Nothing to Report
91X: Nothing to Report
0YD: Probable fuel tank leak, right wing; fuse to cigarette lighter electrical outlet and EGT replaced. Paint removed from airbox.
93S: Nothing to Report
USE TACH TIME FOR SQUAWKS PLEASE. This helps the
maintenance team tremendously!
PILOT IN COMMAND
When we earned our pilots license we earned the right to be PIC or pilot in command, but what does that really mean? The word command puts us in charge of the aircraft, responsible for its safety, the passengers safety and anyone on the grounds safety. We are also responsible for obeying the rules found in the FARs. Notice the word responsible came up twice, flying comes with a responsibility. There are certain altitudes we must remain at when flying over congested areas or in the traffic pattern. If the weather is bad we are the ones making the go or no go decision. We are the ones doing a weight and balance when your passengers bring extra baggage. We are also the ones that have to say no when a passenger asks you to fly someplace where you feel is unsafe. We make these decisions because we are responsible The other part of PIC is "pilot", don't forget you are the one flying the plane. If you are flying over a friends house and he says "Hey look at my house" don't forget you also have to fly the plane, sometimes missing out on looking at your friends house. It is easy to get distracted when flying. This article is just a reminder for us to all fly safe. Sometimes passengers ask us to go places in the backcountry where we shouldn't go because of safety or are not checkout to go because of the clubs policy. Sometimes they want us to fly lower than we legally are allowed or into weather situations that we know are dangerous. Remember you are the PILOT IN COMMAND.
Please let Jeff Beers know when you earn new wings levels, or pass other milestones like first solo, new ratings, etc.
The Board has decided to allow any members wishing to post classified ads
in the newsletter for aviation items only.
ANY MEMBER CAN REQUEST THE MINUTES FROM ANY
MEETING. Any member that would like a copy of any meeting minutes can
contact Jeff Vanhoozer by email.
Any member of the board can provide the minutes as well.