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User Privacy

Submitted by Mathew on Mon, 07/10/2019 - 14:02

As a student or member looking to make a booking, you may have seen "Busy" in the booking form. When you see this, it means someone has booked these slots, and they have not opted in to be contacted by other members.

Booking form showing "busy"

Adding notes before a flight

Submitted by Mathew on Mon, 09/09/2019 - 10:09

In some circumstances you might want to add some additional notes when booking out. This is an optional text field, and you can use it for any purpose you like. For example, you might want to give additional information about your intended route or include your total fuel on board.

The Booked Out screen shows all aircraft currently booked out.

Can one booking be used by more than one pilot?

Submitted by Mathew on Sun, 31/07/2016 - 16:20
Yes, certain bookings can be used by more than pilot. Here is some background on the problem we've attempted to solve. Flying For Freedom have been busy training at our local flying school, Kemble Flying Club. In partnership with Help for Heroes, they are planning to fly across Antarctica to the South Pole in microlight aircraft. The pilots taking part in the expedition are eight wounded and injured servicemen who will fly in open cockpit 'flexwing' microlights. This has never been attempted before - able-bodied or not - and we wish them all the very best in their challenge.

How to make overnight bookings (or longer!)

Submitted by Mathew on Thu, 28/07/2016 - 16:18

Instructors and office staff can now make bookings spanning several days instead of hour slots!

But don't worry, members and students are still limited to same day bookings, which allows you to keep tabs on aircraft availability. You can make the booking for the member if you authorise their request for an overnight booking.

This might benefit you if you hire aircraft for longer periods. It will also help if a group of people hire the aircraft for (say) a week with more than one pilot flying.