1. The passenger shall obey the pilot’s instructions.
It’s important to understand that the pilot is the only responsible person, the “commander” being able to pass decisions on the aircraft and the flight. Before the flight, he/she may decide to cancel the planned flight. During the flight the passengers shall refrain from criticizing the pilot’s decisions and they shall obey the pilot’s instructions.
2. The passengers shall accept the pilot’s weather related decisions.
In the course of the private pilot education, the pilots learn much about the weather conditions and the consequences of the deteriorative weather. As part of the education, most pilots may fly in compliance with the Visual Flight Rules (VFR) only. Some pilots may be qualified to instrument flights (IFT) being able to fly under IFR conditions. Anyway, the decisions of the VFR and IFR pilots shall be followed, i. e. cancellation or postponement of the planned flight. In case of a decision by the pilot adverse to the passenger, the passenger may not instruct the pilot or endanger the passenger’s and the pilot’s life or health.
3. The passenger must comply with the maximum weight of the baggage.
The light airplanes to be used to the common flight, are very sensitive to changes in weight. The pilot considers the weights of the registered passengers and baggage to determine the centre of gravity of the aircraft. For this reason, the passengers must comply with the maximum weight specified by the pilot and refrain from moving the baggage during the flight. Therefore, the passenger must determine his/her exact weight before the flight and inform the pilot, if changes take place.
4. The passenger may not take illegal or risky objects on board.
Illegal or risky/dangerous objects must never be delivered. If there is doubt concerning the risks of the goods to be delivered, the pilot must be informed to confirm together whether the flight is possible under the specific conditions or not. The pilot may inspect the passenger’s hand-bag any time and refuse its placement on board. If the passenger is in possession of dangerous/forbidden objects, the he/she must be excluded from the flight.
5. The passenger shall always arrive at the airport on time.
When planning the flight, the pilot considers the estimated time of departure and arrival and the weather conditions. Therefore, it’s important to take-off on time. If the passenger is not confident of the time of his/her arrival at the meeting point, he/she shall inform the pilot.
6. The passenger may desist from the flight.
The passenger’s registration to a flight can be cancelled maximum half an hour before schedule, otherwise the pro rata cost shall be paid.
7. The passenger must comply with the safety regulations.
The passengers must comply with the following fundamental safety regulations:
– No smoking during the flight.
– The passengers shall never touch the equipment influencing flight safety to avoid accidents.
– The passengers may not speak, if the pilot communicates through the radio in relation to the flight, including take-off and landing.
– The passenger shall never touch the door without called upon to do so by the pilot.
– The passengers shall refrain from the consumption of psychoactive stuffs (including alcohol and drugs before and during the flight).
– The passengers shall take preventive measures, because no WC is available on board.