Weights, Weather and Wee Ones

It looks windy/rainy/snowy/lightning/stormy.  Is it safe to fly?

Our pilots regularly check a variety of aviation weather resources, including the airport weather report, before every flight.  If you have not already been notified that the weather is too poor to fly, it is still safe to fly.  However, we understand if the rain or wind makes you nervous, as weather can make for a more turbulent flight.  We will always honor a change in reservation for weather, and we hope you'll fly with us on a calmer day.

 

Can kids fly?

Children under 2 years of age may be held on the lap of a parent, but are not recommended to fly.  Kids between 2 and 7 who ride in a car seat should bring their seat, to make sure they can fit comfortably in the aircraft and see out the window. The safety of our passengers is of the utmost importance to us, and we want to be sure that everyone flies comfortably and securely during their time with us.

 

Our aircraft are not sound proof, and damage to hearing is a concern for young ears.  Noise levels can approach the decibel level of the stadium during a Seahawk's playoff game, and that’s pretty loud!  Please call our office at (206) 767-0515 to speak with a pilot about the risks for children under 2.  The sound canceling headsets in our aircraft are sized for adults, so for children over 2, please bring child ear protection. 

 

Are there any weight limits for passengers?

Some weight limits do apply.  Individual seats may not exceed 300 pounds in an R44 & R66, and 240 pounds in an R22.  Due to the small size of our aircraft, there are competing forces that restrict the maximum weight of each passenger, such as pilot weight and fuel.  Please obtain the weight of each passenger in your group prior to making your reservation.  Scales are available at our offices to check your weight.  A pilot may need to be consulted to ensure a safe and level flight.