Stranded Aircraft Policy

Anytime we have a stranded aircraft the circumstances are different and the solution will not be the same. CAFF and the renter pilot both have responsibilities to resolve the situation. CAFF will always attempt to be fair and use our best judgment in each case. It is not possible to make a policy that will cover every situation.
Flexibility on everyone’s part will make the situation workable.

Who and How to contact if there is a problem:

  1. Weekday office hours: Call 530 752-3067 for assistance (8:00 AM 12:00 AM, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.)
  2. Weekend office hours: 9:00 AM to 12:00 AM, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. (The office may not be opened every weekend).
  3. Our office has voice mail 24/7. Leave a message.
  4. If you have access to the internet, add a note to your comments block on the schedule.
  5. If you leave a message, please state the nature of the problem, location and a phone number that you may be reached.

The Pilot Member Responsibility:

  1. If you take an aircraft away from University, it is your responsibility to return it to University.
  2. The round trip cost of the flight is at the member’s expense.
  3. Any overnight charges away from University are at the member’s expense.
  4. All personal overnight expenses are your responsibility.
  5. If the member returns to Davis or continues to their destination without the aircraft, the member will pay any expense for that travel.

CAFF’s Responsibility:

  1. Mechanical problems that occur away from University will be paid for by CAFF. Depending on circumstances the member may have to pay for repairs and then be reimbursed by CAFF.
  2. Depending on location, distance, weather, availability of aircraft and pilots, number of people to move, CAFF may dispatch an aircraft to return the renter pilot to University. If this is done it is at CAFF’s expense.
  3. When repairs are made or the weather improves, CAFF will at its expense send an aircraft or pilot to retrieve a stranded aircraft. The cost for the return flight of the stranded aircraft will be paid by the renter pilot whether he or she flies the aircraft or not.
  4. The club will not charge the member pilot the daily minimum charge of two hours per day while the aircraft is stranded for weather or mechanical problems.

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