The following are the”official” scheduling policies. The Club has always tried to avoid any hard and fast “rules” for scheduling. Members are therefore requested to use common sense and common courtesy when scheduling so we can keep it that way.
That being said. as of July 2012, the planes are starved for attention! There are 28 members in the club, and very few of us actually fly very often. New members can expect that at any given time, there will be a plane available to fly. Contact a club member to see the reservation schedule.
So here are the “official” rules.
- No scheduling more than 30 days in advance (unwritten “rule”). This helps ensure that everyone has a fair shot at scheduling. AircraftClubs.com has been adjusted so that no Member (other than maintenance) should be able to do this. If you feel you have a valid reason or extenuating circumstances, or have a vacation that will make the rest of us jealous, contact the Board.
- No Member may schedule an aircraft for more than seven consecutive days without first obtaining permission from the Board. If the Board feels that your trip will be fun enough to warrant a variance, they may decide to join you!
- If you cannot fly your schedule, please cancel using AircraftClubs.com ASAP so that another Member can take advantage of the slot.
- Also, if you finish a schedule early, please cancel the remainder of your time as soon as possible and notify members using the AircraftClubs.com site.
- Be flexible when possible. Things change, and it’s nice if we can accommodate each other when unexpected scheduling changes or conflicts arise. Most Members are happy to change schedules or planes if hey can.
- If you are detained beyond your regularly scheduled time, it is important that you contact someone in the Club (especially the person scheduled after you!) to let them know where you are and when you expect to return.
- Use the “Notification” feature in AircraftClubs.com. This allows you to be notified by e-mail, fax, or pager if a schedule you are interested in opens up.
- Be considerate when scheduling. Don’t schedule up the whole month or every weekend in a month or all the prime time (i.e., after work, weekends, holidays, etc.) even though it may be within the “30-day-rule” limits.
Remember: If all members take advantage of the policies above, any member shoul be able to get a plane on the days they want. But by observing these policies, all Club Members should have a fair opportunity to fly frequently.