Etiquette

The 10 commandments for pilots

1. The pilot is the only decision maker on the aircraft and responsible for safety

The pilot is the only one who has the authority to make decisions concerning the flight and the aircraft. The presence of other people on board should never make the pilot feel pressured because he is the only one who knows how to guarantee safety on board.

2. Weather forecast evaluation and flight conditions - the pilot shall inform his passengers

Bad weather conditions are sadly the primary reason for accidents in light aviation. Therefore it is mandatory that the pilot informs the passengers of the forecast while he prepares his flight the day before. Keep in mind that a Wingly flight can be canceled anytime due to changing weather conditions or other reasons. The presence of passenger should not make the pilot reluctant to cancel a flight if he does not feel that the safety conditions are strong enough. Wingly has alerted all passengers of the specificities of light aviation.

3. The pro-rata share of the cost shall never be exceeded

Exceeding the pro-rata share is a violation of the law but more importantly endangers yourself and your passengers. All flights that do not fit the pro-rata share of cost can be qualified as commercial and leads the pilot, his aircrafts and his passengers not to be covered by insurance anymore. To ensure safety for all and the continuity of flight sharing respecting such an important rule is absolutely mandatory.

4. Welcome your passengers with a smile

Light aviation can legitimately be a source of fear. The majority of passengers you will share your flying experience with will be new to such leisure. Thus we kindly ask pilots to brief passengers before taking off in order to reassure them and ensure a trusting atmosphere.

5. Bring your licenses with you for the flight

Wingly always makes sure that the pilot's licences are up to date before each flight. However it is mandatory that the pilot has all the papers on him the day of the flight.

6. Only on the aircraft indicated on Wingly shall be flew

When a pilot puts a flight up on Wingly he has to indicate on which model of aircraft he will be flying. He shall keep to his choice. If this information has to change it is mandatory that he informs the passengers of such changes.

7. In a "passenger insured" aircraft you shall fly

Aeroclubs are responsible for insuring their aircrafts, therefore pilots should check whether the plane they have planned to take is also insured for passengers and they shall be able to give proof of it to Wingly.

8. In a calm and responsible way you shall pilot

For the great majority of passengers it will be their first time on board this type of aircraft. Hence it is important to give them trust and serenity for them to be at ease. Hence it is important that the pilot adopt a smooth and non acrobatic flying.

9. 30 minutes late for your passenger you shall tolerate

Passengers are not used going to places such as aerodromes which are often outside of cities. Therefore Wingly asks pilots to be tolerant to a certain extent and wait 30 minutes if the passenger is late. You should note that Wingly asks passengers to be in advance so such a case should rarely happen.

10. Share your passion and have a great experience with Wingly

The 10 commandments for passenger

1. To the pilot only you shall obey

It is important that as a passenger you understand that the pilot is the only decision maker on the aircraft. Passengers must abstain from making any comments on the decisions since the pilot is the warrant of your safety.

2. To the weather conditions you shall adapt

Pilots have received a training that gives them a great understanding of weather conditions and their consequences. The great majority of pilots did a VFR (Visual Flight Rules) training and can therefore fly in visual conditions only. Other pilots have an IFR formation and can fly under all weather conditions. Both VFR and IFR pilot's decision of flying or not is irrevocable. A passenger should never try to persuade a pilot to fly if he has decided otherwise, at the risk of putting himself and the pilot to danger.

3. The instruments you shall never touch

The seat next to the pilot also has piloting instruments and a piloting stick. Passengers are never allowed to touch the instruments because it could lead to serious accidents. Moreover passengers should never touch the door lock if the pilot has not instructed them to do so.

4. On the weight, you are taking on board, precise you shall be

The aircrafts in which you'll be flying are very sensitive to weight variations. The plane's gravity center is fixed by the pilot himself in consideration of the weight passengers have declared for themselves and their luggage. Therefore it is mandatory that passengers respect the maximum weight authorized by the pilot and not move your luggage during the flight. It's for all those reasons that passengers shall indicate the weigh precisely and inform the pilot if it were to change.

5. Illegal or risky goods you shall never carry

Passengers should never take illegal or risky goods with them. If the passenger has doubts about the dangerous nature of the goods he will be carrying he shall warn the pilot and check with him if the transportation is possible. If the pilot sees that you are carrying dangerous goods and he has not been warn he shall refuse to take you on board with him.

6. To the pilot friendly and polite you shall always be

Plane sharing requires a collaborative and sharing spirit. To ensure the continuity of such a practice it is mandatory that it remains a win-win situation and therefore for users be kind and polite to one another.

7. Always on time you shall arrive

The pilot plans his trip with precision. While doing so he takes into account the time of departure and arrival. Thus it is important that he is able to take off at the time he had planned.

8. More than the pro-rata share of cost you shall never pay

Plane sharing is based on the sharing of the direct costs linked to the flight. If the passenger pays more than the pro-rata then the pilot’s activity can be seen as commercial and it violates the law. Hence the passenger should never pay a different amount than the one he has paid via the Wingly website.

9. Aboard, a cigarette you shall not light

You should be aware that all flights on Wingly are non smoking flights.

10. The scenery you shall admire and experience you shall enjoy ;)

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