Use Your Own Aircraft
Whitehorse Air Services can provide training for pilot licences, recency training or type checkouts on your own aircraft. Please note that we charge more for this service than for instruction in our company aircraft.
Aircraft suitability. Not all aircraft are suitable trainers. Most small aircraft with fixed pitch propellors can be used as trainers for the private and commercial licences. For the commercial licence, the aircraft must be certified for spins. In addition, any aircraft used for training must be unmodified. This means no STOL kits, speed kits, vortex generators, fancy wingtips, big engines, Alaskan Bushwheels, etc. Also, some types just are not good trainers, being too fast, too powerful, too unstable, or just too much of a handful. To be sure, contact us before you buy. We have experience training pilots on 40 different types of aircraft.
We will do aerobatic training on properly certified aircraft.
We will NOT fly ultralight aircraft, owner maintained, or amateur built aircraft.
We will NOT fly third-party aircraft.
The aircraft must be equiped with instruments appropriate to the level of licence being sought. This means airspeed, altitude, compass and needle and ball for the private licence, and sixpack plus one of VOR, ADF or GPS for the commercial licence. All required instruments must function correctly.
Full dual control including brakes are required.
Properly functioning radio and intercom system, with transmit capability for the instructor are required.
Harnesses must be 3, 4 or 5 point. Lap belt only is NOT acceptable. For aerobatic training, 4 or 5 point harnesses and backup 2 point lap belts are required.
In tandem aircraft, there must be adequate heat in the rear seat.
All documents required by the Canadian Air Regulations (CARs) must be present and valid.
You must have insurance as required by CARs. Our insurance policy covers us for liability, but does not cover you or your aircraft. It is a good idea to have us named specifically on your insurance policy.
All required maintenance must be done and properly signed off.
You must sign and agree to our rules for privately owned aircraft.
You must sign a form releasing us from any liability arising from your flight training.
For recreational and private pilot students, all solo flights must be supervised by your instructor. This means that, for each solo flight, you will be assigned certain things to practice and briefed on them before you take off. You can’t just go out flying. There may be a fee for supervising solo, as your instructor has to be on duty while you are flying.
And finally, the aircraft must be in good repair, free of snags and acceptable to your instructor.