Club Rules

Below are some overviews of some commonly asked rules which have been established for TSS to keep the club running smoothly. For the full list of rules and detailed explanations CLICK HERE. If you have any questions, please email the board.

Trips and Scheduling

Maximum Trip Length
10 days
Note: Longer trips possible with board approval

Daily Minimum for Overnight Trips
1/hr minimum per 24 hours.

Reservations
You may have a maximum of 6 reservations at any given time
Please book only the hours that you will be using the plane

Weekend Trips
You may book one weekend-long trip, per quarter, per airplane for a total of (up to) 12 weekends a year. Weekends in this case are defined as before 12pm on Saturday until after 12pm on Sunday

Cancellations
Please cancel at least 24 hours before your proposed flight.
If a weekend flight, please email club and let them know you are cancelling.
Frequent cancellations not due to weather or health may result in board action

Not Able to Return to KGAI
If unable to return at scheduled time because of mechanical or weather issues, notify plane captain as soon as possible
Member also responsible for notifying other members whose time will be interfered with

Field Types
Public or Private Strips = Okay
Grass/Turf = Okay
Gravel = not acceptable if avoidable
Other – board approval required

Out of Country Trips
Board approval required
Member must purchase customs decal if not one already on plane
Canada, Bahamas, Mexico are covered by Insurance. Check with board for other countries

Checkouts and Instruction

Instructors
Because of insurance reasons, members must be PIC of the aircraft
Student pilots must use club member instructors
Advanced ratings may be obtained with any instructor

Initial Checkout
Each new member must go through a club checkout for each plane he/she wants to fly solo

Yearly Checkout
Must be done in the 12 months following last Club check ride or FAA check ride
Member may not use the same club instructor for two consecutive checkrides

Fuel, Oil, and Maintenance

Fueling
Each plane must be fueled when returning to KGAI
Top off 172s. Fill 182s to bottom of tab (64 usable gal)
Please use self-serve when possible to minimize costs
Scan/take photo of fuel reciept and email to docs@tss.org. Include only last name, date, and amount in email title and a readable copy of the receipt in body.

Cleaning
Please wipe down leading edges of aircraft after each use to remove bugs. Only use aerospace wipes on windshield to prevent scratching. Please remove all your belongings and trash.

Oil
Oil is located in each hangar and ramp storage locker.
Do not fly with oil below acceptable levels. Add a full quart before you fly and note in plane logbook.
Only use full quarts of oil and discard can. Do not store partial quarts in plane or storage lockers.

Preheating
Preheating under 32 degrees is required to preserve engine life.
TSS will now reimburse for preheating expenses.

Maintenance
Report all squawks to airplane captain
Call plane captain before off-site maintenance is required

Airport Fees
TSS does not reimburse for landing fees, ramp fees, handling charges, parking fees, etc.

Payment and Dues

Dues Payment
Dues and Flying time payments will be sent out the first week of the month for the previous month. These bills must be paid by the end of the billing month or a $25 late fee will be charged. We use intuit online banking in order to save money on fees.

Membership

Membership Cancellation
To cancel your membership, please email board@tss.org. After board approval in writing, membership will terminate at the end of the month. After final charges are settled, you will be given your full refund of your membership deposit within 30 days.  All flying and membership balances must be resolved before cancellation is final. The board reserves the right to limit number of cancellations in a month if necessary to maintain financial viability.