28 Apr Pilot Safety
When you charter a private jet you want to know that your aircraft and crew for the flight are checked and approved to the highest standards. You can make better, more informed decisions based on the most up-to-date aviation safety information in the industry.
The program also works to ensure that they adhere to industry best practices and demonstrate a commitment to safety. Flight crew experience and qualification background check.
All crew are checked for signs of the virus and if there is any doubt as to their health, they will be taken out of service until cleared by a certified professional. Digital thermometers are stocked onboard every aircraft to allow crew to register their temperature and immediately report to the Operations team should it be above 37.5°C.
Not all aircraft are operated at the same levels of safety as each operator has different standards for their pilots. To ensure a high-quality aircraft and crew in terms of safety, clients should ask for the safety ratings of the aircraft, crew, and operator that they’re flying on. For all charter flights you will always have two pilots to perform your flight as standard.
Safety ratings in private aviation are determined by two main companies, Argus and Wyvern.
Having a rating from these companies means that a safety audit has been performed and that flight crews must meet a certain threshold to fly under certain safety ratings.
If you don’t understand something, ask for clarification via email so it’s documented.
If something doesn’t seem right or your charter broker can’t or won’t answer questions don’t book the flight.
Falcona gets to meet the majority of crew and this allows us to ask them questions directly about their training, type rating and also about the aircraft itself. It’s extremely handy being located onsite at the terminal here in Manchester.
Among the most meticulously trained experts in aviation, pilots exceed the highest levels of competency, proficiency, professionalism and expertise.
Each is type-rated in their assigned aircraft and trained to perform safely in all terrains, environments, and situations. Sometimes Wyvern crew are subject to availability at time of booking
All pilots are trained to the highest standards. All UK pilots hold a full Airline Transport Pilot Licence and Class 1 medical certificate and our training syllabus includes ongoing training, far beyond the minimum regulatory standard.
All pilots undergo Recurrent Simulator Training and revalidate their type ratings every six months. To ensure performance and safety at this level, pilots are taught by experienced flight instructors in dedicated training facilities all around the globe.
PILOT MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
1,500 fixed-wing flight hours – Airport Transport Pilot License – Class One Medical Certificate.-
Crew are tested constantly and it’s a legal requirement so there’s no cutting corners. The FBOs and handling agents are also well trained and have many procedures in place to adapt to the current pandemic. All this makes passengers feel safer and have that extra peace of mind when travelling.
Handshake greetings have been halted, and crew wear protective masks and gloves as required and permitted. They also oversee all aircraft cleaning procedures to ensure they meet or exceed published guidelines. stays,
Aircraft are cleaned and sanitised and all the crew have been given training as to how to clean and sanitise the aircraft before the flight and on quick turnarounds. It’s a very thorough process and we need to ensure it’s done properly so we need the extra time to clean the cabin.
They have a bottle of hand sanitizer next to their seat, and we are always wearing masks whilst they come onboard and make themselves comfortable. Some customers require or request that the pilots have a PCR test for their extra protection.
Enhanced aircraft cleaning – Standard cleaning procedures have been amplified, with all aircraft being cleaned with the long-term surface disinfectant Bacoban® after each flight.
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Please note: Prices shown are estimated prices for charter of whole aircraft – alternative routes, aircraft and airports are also available upon request. This estimated price is subject to availability, slots, traffic rights and schedule.