Aircraft accidents kill and injure passengers and pilots each year. If you are curious about your flight, you may ask a pilot certain information.
The FAA requires that a pilot will:
- Have a seat and seat belt for you
- A preflight safety briefing
- Show you how to use the seat belt and operate the doors
- How to exit the airplane during an emergency
- Explain the location and use of survival equipment
- File a flight plan
- Tie down all cargo
- Weight and balance of the aircraft
A passenger may ask a pilot:
- Are you licensed, rated and current for this flight?
- Have you checked the weight and balance of the aircraft?
- Have you obtained a weather forecast?
- Have you filed a flight plan?
- Should I make alternative arrangements or reschedule due to bad weather?
A passenger may not ask a pilot:
- To carry a payload beyond the weight and balance limitations of the aircraft
- To takeoff or land at an airstrip which is less than the length required by the aircraft
- To fly below 500? except for takeoff or landing
- To fly into weather he or she considers unsafe or against regulation
- To fly beyond allowable duty time limits
- To take risks by continuing a flight for the sake of meeting one of your prior commitments
Pilots are entitled to expect passengers to:
- Comply with their directions as to loading of the aircraft
- Accept the nature of VFR flight and the possibility of delays or cancellation of the trip
- Follow their instruction is the event of an emergency
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