Rules and Regulations
Rules and Regulations for Membership at Liberty Air Group
1) Pilot Currency
1.1) You must fly one FreedomAir approved hub route every 45 days using our automated ACARS system (kACARSII) to maintain your currency (one-way, not round-trip). New hire or re-hired pilots must file their first report within 14 days of hire using kACARSII.
2) Accelerated Flight
2.1) Use of accelerated flight time is optional - the maximum rates shown below are mandatory
2.2) Pushback at departure gate to Top of Climb (TOC) = 1x
2.3) Top of Descent (TOD) to engine shutdown at arrival gate = 1x
2.4) Total scheduled flight time 2 hours or less = 1x
2.5) Total scheduled flight time greater than 2 hours up to 4 hours = 2x maximum
2.6) Total scheduled flight time greater than 4 hours = 4x maximum
2.7) Use of accelerated flight time shall be limited to level cruise flight only
2.8) PIREPs submitted that do not meet the above listed standards will be rejected
3) ACARS Usage
3.1) All scheduled flights shall be flown using the kACARSII program and submitted automatically to the FreedomAir website.
3.2) Manual PIREP's will not be accepted unless there is a specific reason listed in your submitted flight report (in the comments section). Please do not make a habit of filing manual PIREP's. If you need assistance with the kACARSII software, contact a Staff member for technical support.
4) Aircraft Usage
4.1) Pilots shall use the aircraft type specified in the scheduled route or an approved substitute for the selected flight.
4.2) Pilots are responsible for selecting an aircraft with sufficient range and shall load adequate fuel to safely reach their destination or alternate airport, including holding patterns. Landing at intermediate airports for refueling is not permitted. As well, setting unlimited fuel or in-flight refueling is not permitted.
4.3) If the pilot determines that the specified aircraft or approved substitute aircraft is unable to complete the selected flight segment safely, the pilot shall notify Staff via PM or email prior to commencing the flight for instructions.
5) Altitude Assignments
5.1) Pilots shall use the cruising altitude listed in the schedule for the specified route.
5.2) Schedules are created to reflect a realistic cruise altitude for the aircraft type used on each route segment.
5.3) Submitted PIREP's that do not indicate the flight attained TOC (Top of Climb) will be rejected.
5.4) Pilots may, at their choosing, fly at an altitude higher than listed in the schedule. Also, once TOC is attained, pilots may elect to descend to a lower cruising altitude to take better advantage of winds aloft.
6) Tour Credit
6.1) All Pilots are encouraged to participate in Tours. To get flight hour credit you must:
6.2) Comply with Pilot Currency.
6.3) Sign-up for Tour.
6.4) Sign-up for Events. Only required if flying online with the group at the designated time.
6.5) Log your flights using kACARSII. Manual PIREPS are not accepted for Tours or Events.
6.6) Can be flow offline/online as long as above rules are met.
6.7) Capital Tour MUST be flown in succession to get exclusive tour membership.
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