Parkwest Air Tours
Tour Info 2023
2018 Pilot Agreement (To be Submitted by Pilots Only)
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Date of Birth
Pilot Certificate Number
Pilot Certificate Type
Date of Issue
Date and Class of Medical Certificate
Date of Last Flight Review
Additional Ratings Held
Single Engine Land
Multi Engine Land
Aircraft to be flown on the Tour:
Have you ever had your pilot certificate suspended, revoked or surrendered?
If yes, explain circumstances:
Parkwest Air Tours packages tours for pilots flying their own (provided by the pilot) aircraft. It is the responsibility of the Client/Pilot, acting in his or her capacity as Pilot-In-Command (PIC), to determine the airworthiness of the aircraft being flown.
For the purpose of navigational assistance on its tours, Parkwest Air Tours requires that each Client/Pilot have a pre-programmed GPS receiver in their aircraft for use on the tour. Each Client/Pilot will be supplied with a pre-planned route of flight, suggested altitudes, and a list GPS coordinates for programming the Client/Pilot's GPS unit. The Client/Pilot, as Pilot In Command, agrees that these tools are for his/her navigational assistance only, and at no time should be considered reliable or obligatory in any way. Each Client/Pilot must verify any information provided by Parkwest in terms of aircraft navigation, airspace rules, aircraft performance, and airport information.
For the best flightseeing on our tours, Parkwest Air Tours endeavors to make all flights under Visual Flight Rules (VFR.) The Northwest Passage Tour includes flights along the Pacific Coast, which could present us with the requirement to make one or more flights under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR.) While an instrument rating is not required for this tour, IFR capability, currency, and proficiency is highly recommended. If we have some aircraft on the tour unable to fly under IFR and we find that weather conditions are less than VFR, we have several alternatives in order of preference:
Double-up in aircraft capable of IFR flight.
Reroute VFR-only aircraft to an alternate destination, while instrument-capable aircraft carry on under IFR. The VFR pilots and crews may have to secure alternative means of transportation to the original destination, at their own expense.
Reroute the entire group to an alternate destination.
Parkwest Air Tours can make no refunds due to delays or problems resulting from mechanical or other problems with Client/Pilot aircraft. It is the responsibility of the Client/Pilot to determine any problems or potential problems with his/her aircraft, and to determine the appropriate measures required to resolve them. Also, each Client/Pilot should familiarize himself with the airports and maintenance facilities along the tour route in the event aircraft maintenance is required during the tour. It will be the responsibility of the Client/Pilot to rejoin the group when possible. Any extraneous expenses related to a maintenance delay (food, hotel, etc.) will be the responsibility of the Client/Pilot. Because all of Parkwest Air Tours' services are prepaid, no refunds for unused hotel rooms, meals, or activities can be made.
Rules and Regulations:
The Client/Pilot accepts the following rules and regulations that are made to safeguard him or her, passengers, and the aircraft. Client/Pilot agrees:
To inform him/herself about the tour, airspace, and airports involved in the tour, and to attend the Parkwest pre-tour briefings and each and every pre-flight briefing while on the tour.
operate his or her aircraft if impaired from illness, drugs or alcohol.
To personally check the general airworthiness of his or her aircraft and the proper operation of all its related accessories, and to personally check that the fuel tanks contain sufficient fuel for the contemplated flight, that the oil is at the proper level, and that the caps on the fuel and oil tanks are secure.
To operate the aircraft in strict compliance with all applicable rules and regulations of the Federal Aviation Administration or other relevant governmental authority.
To obtain weather reports and forecasts immediately before each flight, and to
fly under VFR when ceilings or visibility are forecast to go below VFR minimums or when surface wind or gusts are excessive, and, in no case, to exceed his or her piloting experience and ability.
To personally verify that the aircraft is properly and securely tied down at all times when the aircraft is not in flight.
To notify Parkwest Air Tours of any malfunction of the aircraft, engine, instruments, or equipment.
Except when necessary for landings and take-offs, to
fly the aircraft at an altitude of less than 500 feet AGL nor below the minimum safe altitude of flight prescribed by the Federal Aviation Administration.
I certify that
All statements made by me on this agreement are true and correct,
I agree to abide by these Rules and Regulations and agree to the other terms presented above,
All pilot and medical certificates presented by me in connection with this agreement are valid and belong to me, and
I will never participate or pay for a tour provided by Parkwest Air Tours under any pilot or medical certificate that is in a revoked, suspended, or expired status.