We are proud to be of the few locations in Calgary that rent out small aircraft. To rent from the Calgary Flying Club you must hold a valid CFC membership and all the appropriate licenses and ratings. Renters must also complete an Initial Check-Out with an CFC Instructor and an Annual Check-Out each year.
The Calgary Flying Club’s fleet of aircraft includes one Citabria, twelve Cessna 172’s, two Piper Seneca Turbo’s, and a Cessna T182T. To accommodate both our recreational renters and students, the CFC has dedicated two aircraft to recreational renters.
Multi-day flights are possible but require planning far in advance. To request a multi-day flight please fill out the form here.
The Calgary Flying Club maintains the insurance coverage required by Transport Canada. There exists a $5000.00 deductible for which all licensed pilots are responsible for, should an incident/accident occur while the CFC aircraft is under their care and control. All renters accept these terms and conditions when they sign out an aircraft for use.
All flights shall be conducted in accordance with Canadian Aviation Regulations (CAR’s) and the Calgary Flying Club’s safety directives.
Flight authorization Rules
- Members must carry all relevant licenses and current documents with them and ensure that their account is in good standing.
- When a member signs out a CFC aircraft, he/she is making a legal declaration that they will conform to all regulations and CFC policies pertaining to the flight, including the insurance deductible in the event of an incident/accident.
- All training flights must be authorized by a qualified CFC instructor and the student Pilot Training Record (PTR) must be readily available. When completing a solo training flight, students must have their Student Pilot Permit or Pilot License, Medical Certificate and Radio License available.
- All rental flights must be authorized by Dispatch or an authorized instructor. The renter must have their Pilot License, Medical Certificate, Radio License and Personal Logbook available.
Recency & currency requirements single engine aircraft
- All pilots (members, instructors & students) are responsible for adherence to CAR’S recency and currency requirements.
- All pilots are initially required to complete a check flight and ground check on the type of CFC aircraft they will be using.
- Currency policies specific to the CFC may only be overridden by the Chief Flight Instructor (CFI).
- Students must fly a minimum of 1 hour every 14 days to remain current on CFC aircraft. If more than 14 days have passed, a dual instructional flight is necessary. This may be waived at the discretion of the CFI.
- Must have acted as PIC on type within 90 days for Private Pilot’s License or 180 days for Commercial Pilot’s License.
- At the discretion of the CFI, and provided that an initial checkout has been completed on each type, currency on a CFC aircraft may permit currency on an aircraft of less complexity by the same manufacturer.
- Example – Currency on a Cessna 172 may permit currency on a Cessna 152 but will not permit currency on a Cessna 182.
- Must have completed a Night COT to fly at night. If a Night COT has been completed, a night flight must have occurred in the past 180 days and any flight in the last 90 days to meet Night Currency.
Pilots that do not meet the above requirements will be subject to a currency flight with an instructor at the discretion of the CFI or his/her designee.
All members with rental privileges must complete at minimum, one annual dual flight with a CFC instructor with the purpose of demonstrating competency. The instructor has the right to require more than 1 dual flight to ensure competency. This is for the safety of all involved.
Bookings, cancellations & no-shows
These policies are subject to change at the discretion of the General Manager.
- Students and Instructors are expected to arrive 30 minutes prior to their booking.
- Members are expected to arrive early enough to complete any flight planning so that they are ready to complete pre-flight inspections at the start of the booked time.
- Members must return the aircraft in clean condition.
- If a member is more than 15 minutes late for their booking, the aircraft and/or instructor may be re-assigned, and a no-show fee will be charged.
- Cancellations must happen more than 48 hours before the booking. If less than 48 hours notice is given for the cancellation of an instructional flight or rental flight, a late cancellation fee of $90 + GST will be charged.
- Late cancellation fees may be waived if the cancellation is due to weather or extenuating circumstances. This is at the discretion of the Dispatch Manager.
- No-Shows will be charged a fee of $200 + GST and will be billed for each 2-hour booking.
Please give Dispatch as much notice as possible for bookings and cancellations.
Students must coordinate with instructors directly to avoid cancellation fees.
The CFC has a limited number of headsets to be loaned out on a first come, first served basis. These headsets require a deposit specified by Dispatch.
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