All Flight Club Members Suffer…
To Maintain Access To Aircraft, They Must Be Treated Better!
Two of Executive Flyers, Inc. rental fleet aircraft have recently suffered damages that were not reported by the last pilot renting. N739GY shows evidence of landing with the brakes locked. N739GY now has flat spots on tires down to the cord. “Square” tires are usually caused by poor foot position that leads to landing with the brake engaged. Even a slight amount of pressure on the brake when landing can cause significant scuffing or flat spot on aircraft tires.
Bottom line here, landing with the brakes on is an entirely preventable way to ruin new tires on an aircraft. Be conscious about how your feet are placed on the rudder pedals so as to avoid pressing the brakes upon landing.
N999HE was brought in with gouges on the both sides of the windscreen. These scratches in the windscreen are due to unconsciously maneuvering the visors around. If this was your aircraft, you would not be a happy camper if someone brought it back with the windscreen scarred up with gouges. Well we are suppose to treat rental aircraft as if they are our own, especially if we want them to be available in our fleet!
Currently we keep rental rates down by not carrying extra staff like a porter to check aircraft in and out. Club members should be hyper-diligent when it comes to how rental fleet aircraft are treated. Club members should also step up when they cause damage to an aircraft. It is the right and responsible thing to do if you appreciate having these fine aircraft at your disposal.
Owners can withdraw aircraft from our fleet or rental costs and inconvenience could increase if additional staff, procedures and maintenance are needed to manage rental aircraft.
Or we learn to land with our feet off the brakes and in general take better care of rental fleet aircraft.