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Crosswinds flying Club Incorporated
By-Laws, November 7, 2018 Revision
1. The purpose of this club is to meet on a social and friendly
basis as frequently as possible for those people who are interested
in safe flying and to make available to the members planes
for purely pleasure non-commercial flying.
1. The affairs of Cross Winds Flying Club shall be conducted
in strict accordance with these By-Laws.
2. The Chairman of the board in cooperation with the President
shall annually appoint a committee of at least three members
to review and revise the By-Laws, recommending changes, to
remain consistent with operations. The recommended changes
will be voted on by the members.
3. These By-Laws may only be modified by a majority vote
of a quorum of the members in good standing (i.e., not delinquent)
who are in attendance at a membership meeting.
4. Notice of a meeting at which a By-Laws vote will be taken
must be given to members at least 15 days in advance of the
meeting. Such notice must include the recommended By-Laws
changes for review.
Article-III-Meetings of Members
1. All meetings of the members shall be held at a place to
be determined by the President.
2. There will be an annual membership meeting held each year
during the month of November. There will be three additional
membership meetings, one every three months. These meetings
will generally follow the Board of Directors meetings unless
otherwise stipulated by the President. The Program director
should arrange for a program at each membership meeting.
3. Members shall be notified of the annual meeting by e-mail
to the last known email address for each member at least 15
days before such annual meeting.
4. Special meetings of the members may be held at such time
and place as the President may determine, or may be called
by a majority of the directors.
5. Notice of the special meetings of the members, stating
the time and in general terms the purpose thereof, shall be
given in like manner as the notice required for the regular
annual meeting. If all members shall be present at any meeting,
any business may be transacted without previous notice.
6. At any meeting of the members, a quorum shall consist
of one third of the members who are in good standing. (Required
for any binding action, but discussion may be engaged in and
items may be suggested for a vote at the next membership meeting
or board meeting.)
7. The President, or in their absence, the Vice President,
Secretary, or Treasurer, or in the absence of the above, a
Chair elected by the members present shall call the meetings
of the members to order and shall act as the presiding officer
8. At the annual meeting of the members, the members shall
elect by ballot a Board of Directors as constituted by these
9. At any meeting of the members, each member, including
active and inactive members, shall have only one vote. A delinquent
member shall have no voting rights.
10. A majority vote of the members present and in good standing
is necessary for the adoption of any resolution.
1. The powers, business and property of the club shall be
exercised, conducted and controlled by a Board of Directors
of ten (10) members.
2. There shall be a Board of Directors whose members shall
be comprised of the President, Vice President, Secretary and
Treasurer, the immediate past President who shall preside
as Chairman of the Board, and five (5) Directors at Large
elected by the membership. The Board shall be empowered to
act in regard to all business of this organization as prescribed
in the by-laws. Exception: loans for any purpose or the sale
of club aircraft must be approved by the membership at a membership
3. In case of a vacancy on the Board, the remaining Directors
shall fill such vacancies that may occur by a vote at a meeting
4. Immediately after the election of the President, Vice
President, Secretary, Treasurer and the Directors at Large,
at the annual meeting of the members, the newly elected Directors
shall hold a board meeting and transact any other business.
5. The Board of Directors shall hold a monthly meeting for
the purpose of conducting the affairs of Cross Winds Flying
Club, Inc. Members and visitors are welcome at the monthly
Board of Directors meetings and may express an opinion.
6. Special meetings of the Board of Directors may be called
at any time on the order of the Chairman of the Board or in
his absence by the President. Members may be excluded from
these meetings when the situation warrants.
7. Notice of the special meetings of the Board of Directors
stating the time and in general terms, the purpose, shall
be mailed, e-mailed or personally given to each Director not
later than the day before the day appointed for the meeting.
If all Directors shall be present at any meeting any business
may be transacted without previous notice.
8. Six (6) Directors shall constitute a quorum of the Board
at all meetings and a majority vote of the quorum shall be
necessary to pass any resolution or authorize any act of the
9. Each member of the Board of Directors shall serve without
any compensation or reward, except as otherwise provided in
these by-laws. (See Article V, 3 & X, 2)
10. The Board of Directors shall have the power and authority
to promulgate and enforce all rules and regulations pertaining
to the use and operation of Club property, and to do and perform,
or cause to be done and performed, any and every act which
the Club may lawfully do and perform.
11. The Board of Directors shall cause to be kept a complete
(hard copy) record of all its acts and proceedings and of
its meetings and to present a full financial statement at
the monthly board meetings showing in detail the condition
of the affairs of the club. Copies of the statement will be
available for each member on the club web site and at the
1. The executive officers of the Club shall have a President,
Vice President, a Secretary and a Treasurer.
2. The President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer
shall be elected by the general membership at the annual meeting,
and shall hold office for twelve (12) months or until their
successors are elected and qualified.
3. The President, Vice President, and Secretary shall serve
without compensation or reward. The Treasurer may receive
compensation as determined by the Board of Directors.
4. The Treasurer shall be bonded annually in the amount of
at least $50,000.00 with the fee for bonding paid from the
club treasury. Such bonding may be included in a commercial
5. The officers of the club shall have authority to sign
future notes for funds needed by the club, but only after
specific approval of the majority of the general membership
present at a membership meeting. All members in good standing
should receive notice of such meeting as defined in Article-III-item
#5 of these by-laws.
6. Commercial insurance shall be purchased to protect the
board members from liability in the reasonable performance
of their duties. In addition, commercial insurance will be
purchased to protect the club assets in the event of any mishap
which may occur in or about property under the control of
Cross Winds Flying Club, Inc.
Article-VI-Chairman of the Board of Directors
1. Chairman of the Board, the immediate past president, will
be chief executive of the Board of Directors. They shall preside
at all meetings of the Board of Directors. They may call special
meetings of the Board of Directors and shall be in charge
of all business conducted at said meetings.
2. In the absence of the Chairman of the Board, another officer
of the Club will be responsible for conducting the meetings
of the Board of Directors.
1. The President shall be the Chief Executive Officer of
the Club. The President shall preside at all meetings of the
Club. They shall have, subject to the advice and control of
the Directors, general charge of the business of the Club,
shall execute with the secretary, in the name of the Club,
all certificates of membership, contracts, and other instruments.
2. The President shall be responsible to the Board of Directors
for the operation of the Club. They shall recommend for approval
to the Board of Directors all operation rules of the Club
and shall report with recommendations all violations of such
rules by any member of the Club. They shall enforce decisions
regarding the suitability of all equipment and the qualifications
of all members for every type of flight operation.
3. The President may appoint a Safety Director, Program Director,
Maintenance Director and Public Relations Director, subject
to the approval of the Board of Directors. The individuals
involved in these assignments shall become non-voting ex-officio
members of the Board unless they are also members to the Board.
4. Another officer shall preside over the Board of Directors
in the absence of the Chairman of the board.
5. The President shall appoint a chairman of any and all
committees necessary to perform the functions of the club.
6. The President shall appoint Aircraft Maintenance Officers
1. The Vice President shall be vested with all the powers
and shall perform the duties of the President in case of the
absence or disability of the President.
2. The Vice President shall also perform such duties connected
with the operation of the Club as they may undertake at the
suggestion of the President.
3. The Vice President shall be Chairman of the membership
committee and the program committee.
1. The Secretary shall keep the minutes of all proceedings
of the members and of the Board of Directors in books provided
for that purpose. They shall attend to the giving and serving
of notices of all meetings of the members and of the Board
of Directors and otherwise. They shall keep a proper membership
book showing the name of each member of the Club, the book
of By-Laws, The Club Seal, if any, and such other books and
papers as the Board of Directors may direct. They shall execute
with the President, in the name of the Club, all certificates
of membership, contracts, and other instruments which have
been first approved by the Board of Directors. In the absence
or disability of the Treasurer and under the direction of
the President they shall execute in the name of the Club,
checks for expenditures authorized by the Board of Directors.
They shall also maintain an appointment vehicle for the operation
and scheduling of the aircraft.
2. The Secretary shall perform all duties incident to the
Office of the Secretary, subject to the control of the Board
3. The Secretary shall also perform such duties connected
with the operation of the Club as they may undertake at the
suggestion of the President.
1. The Treasurer shall execute in the name of the Club all
checks for the expenditures authorized by the Board of Directors.
They shall receive and deposit all funds of the Club in the
bank selected by the Board of Directors, which funds shall
be paid out only by check or debit card as herein-before provided.
They shall also account for all receipts, disbursements and
balance on hand.
2. The Treasurer shall perform all duties incident to the
Office of the Treasurer, subject to the control of the Board
of Directors. The Treasurer may receive some form of compensation.
3. The Treasurer shall also perform such duties connected
with the operation of the Club as they may undertake at the
suggestion of the President.
4. A public accountant appointed by the Board of Directors,
shall conduct an audit of the corporation's financial records
in preparation for filing the tax returns for the Club. Immediately
following the filing of the taxes, a presentation at the first
membership meeting after the audit is completed shall be given
to the members.
Article-XI-Aircraft Maintenance Officers
1. The Aircraft Maintenance Officers shall be responsible
for maintaining the aircraft in proper operating condition,
by or under the supervision of a properly certificated aircraft
and engine mechanic, and for obtaining all checks, inspections,
major overhauls and for compliance with all service bulletins
for the aircraft.
2. The Aircraft Maintenance Officers shall be responsible
for all papers required to be carried in the aircraft and
for the execution of all papers required upon the completion
of inspection and major repairs.
3. The Aircraft Maintenance Officers may appoint a committee
of no more than three members to assist him with the aforementioned
1. All Certified Flight Instructors, must be approved by
the Board of Directors. Such approval shall be based on a
review of their certificates, log book and medical certificate.
1. If the Office of Chairman, President, Vice President,
Secretary or Treasurer becomes vacant for any reason, the
Board of Directors shall appoint a successor who shall hold
office for the unexpired term.
1. A Safety Board shall be designated by the Board of Directors
for each aircraft accident/incident involving either a member
of the Club or any equipment belonging to the Club, providing
such accident/incident resulted in damage to equipment exceeding
the sum of two hundred fifty ($250.00) dollars.
2. The Safety Board shall consist of three (3) members of
the Club who were not involved in the accident/incident.
3. The Safety Board shall take all steps necessary to ascertain
the facts, conditions and circumstances of the accident/incident;
shall arrive at conclusions regarding the probable cause and
the responsibility for said accident/incident; and shall make
known to the Board of Directors, and to all parties involved
in the accident/incident, its findings in the form of a written
1. The Board of Directors, upon receipt of the findings of
the Safety Board, shall offer to all parties involved in the
accident/incident the opportunity of a hearing. After the
hearing, or if such hearing is waived by all the parties involved
in the accident/incident, the Board of Directors shall decide
the financial responsibility. The decision of the Board of
Directors shall be final.
2. The Board of Directors shall not impose financial responsibility
for aircraft repair on any one member in excess of the insurance
deductible amount for any one accident/incident, unless the
damage results from a violation which is not covered by insurance
carried on the aircraft, then the party responsible for the
damage shall be liable for the full amount. The recommendation
of the Safety Board should be approved by recorded vote of
the Board of Directors and tendered thereon. (Refer to Flight
Rule # 3 for additional expenses.)
3. All financial obligations imposed on any member as a result
of the decision of the Board of Directors shall be satisfied
within thirty (30) days of written notice. Otherwise, in a
case of a member, all unsatisfied moneys may be deducted from
the membership fee, the remainder of which shall be returned
to the member, in accordance with Article-XVI, #6 of these
1. Any person of good character, with a true interest in
aviation, shall be eligible to become a member of this organization,
provided at least one active member makes the recommendation.
Membership may be applied for by presenting an application
accompanied by the initiation fee for the desired category
at a Board of Directors meeting.
2. No applicant for membership to Cross Winds Flying Club,
Inc. shall be entitled to use any of this organization's property
until said applicant is approved by the Board of Directors
and having completed all prerequisites including that required
for the Pilots Information File. (See Flight Rule # 25 for
a complete list of requirements)
3. When required, each member shall share in the financial
liability of Cross Winds Flying Club, Inc. by signing a Personal
Liability Guarantee for an amount as needed to cover outstanding
notes as approved by the general membership. The member will
be liable up to the amount indicated if the note cannot be
paid by any other means.
4. A member can change a membership category by presenting
an application accompanied by the appropriate initiation to
the club treasurer. The member shall be permitted to use the
new category aircraft only after all defined prerequisites
are met. The posted membership list must be updated to reflect
the category change and said change must be documented in
the next Board of Directors meeting minutes.
5. A member may withdraw from the club upon notification
to the secretary in writing thirty (30) days in advance and
said member may make his withdrawal final within the next
ninety (90) days without further notification. Any obligation
by the club or withdrawing member must be fulfilled within
the before mentioned ninety-day period.
6. A resigning member shall be entitled to partial initiation
fee refund after a minimum of twelve (12) months active membership
(exception, Article-XVI-Item #7). After one year of active
membership, the refund will be forty (40) percent of their
initiation fee. Refund would then be pro-rated on the basis
of ten (10) percent of the initiation fee per each year of
active membership up to a maximum of ninety (90) percent.
An additional ten (10) percent refund is contingent upon the
resigning member replacing his membership with a new member
acceptable to the Board of Directors. The resigning member's
signature is to appear on the application of his replacement
as the recommending member. Any refund due will be held until
all club equipment is returned including CIRA issued AOA badges.
7. A member is entitled to ninety (90) percent refund after
furnishing one of the following:
a. Written documentation of their failure to pass the aviation
b. Member relocating fifty (50) statute miles beyond the Central
Illinois Regional Airport.
8. Any member who has failed to pay their monthly dues and
two (2) hours of flight time or any additional sum due the
club by the 15th of the month shall be considered a delinquent
member and shall be automatically suspended from flying the
club's aircraft. All future scheduled flight time will be
forfeited and may be rescheduled (subject to availability)
when the sum is paid. A delinquent member will be posted grounded
by the club treasurer, which will be removed when payment
is received. If a delinquent member fails to pay the sum owed
the club, or make satisfactory arrangements with the Board
of Directors within sixty (60) days after the due date, the
member shall automatically be considered as indicating their
intentions to withdraw. The sum owed the club shall be deducted
from the initiation refund in addition to monthly dues and
two (2) hours flight time that shall accrue until final termination.
The Board of Directors shall have the power to suspend or
expel any member from the organization. Said member shall
lose any and all rights, titles, claims and interest in and
to any of the property of Cross Winds Flying Club, Inc. Any
reimbursement of the initial fee will be determined by the
Board of Directors. The following are reasons for Suspension
a. Failure to abide by FAA Rules and Regulations,
b. Failure to use diligent effort to care for and protect
the property of this organization at all times,
c. Such other infractions of the rules and regulations of
this organization as are currently in effect or as may be
adopted at any time by the Board of Directors,
d. Abuse of Cross Winds Flying Club Inc. privileges.
9. A member may be expelled by a majority vote of the Board
of Directors voting at any regular or special meeting of the
Board. Ten (10) days' notice shall be given to each member
who shall have the right to be heard either in person or by
counsel at a meeting of the Board called for that purpose.
10. Additional categories of membership will be determined
by the Board of Directors and general membership by a majority
1. Immediate family members (spouse and children) of current
Cross Winds Flying Club, Inc. members may become members with
full rights, privileges, and responsibilities as set forth
in these by-laws with the following exception(s).
a. The purchase of two hours basic time is waived for all
family members except the family member belonging to the highest
b. Each family member will be billed for their time as an
individual, based on their initiation and buy in agreement.
Article-XVIII-Dues and Fees
1. There shall be an initiation fee to accompany the applications
for admission to this organization. The amount of the initiation
fee will depend upon the desired category of admission, as
ratified by the general membership.
2. Each member will be charged monthly dues as ratified by
the general membership (Article III, Item #6, #10), plus two
(2) hours minimum flight time. Charges for the month are due
the 1st of the month. Payment is considered late if not received
by the 15th of the month.
3. The two (2) hours minimum flight time may be accrued for
future use by the member under the following conditions:
a. The maximum accrued flight time is 24 hours,
b. Accrued flight time is for the sole use of the assigned
member. Accrued flight time may not be used by, or sold to,
any other member,
c. Members may use their accrued flight time for any flight
for which they are a crewmember or passenger, regardless of
category on a fair share basis if, the pilot in command agrees,
d. All accrued flight time will be forfeited by the member
upon their resignation, or termination for any reason.
1. There shall be no capital stock of this corporation, and
it shall be a non-profit corporation. Paid membership in the
Cross Winds Flying Club, Inc. shall entitle any member to
vote, and no such member shall have more than one (1) vote.
1. The net savings or surplus remaining after all operating
costs and other expenses have been paid shall remain in the
Club's treasury for the purchase of new equipment, for contingencies
or for the purpose of reducing the hourly rates for flying
as shall be determined by the Board of Directors. The net
savings in any event shall not be distributed to the members
for their individual use.
1. All funds of Cross Winds Flying Club Inc. shall be kept
in a depository named by the Board of Directors. The signatures
of the Treasurer and one other officer shall appear on all
2. Additional funds may be obtained with specific approval
of the majority of the members present at a membership meeting.
All members in good standing must receive notice of such a
meeting as defined in Article III, 5 of these by-laws.
Article-XXII-Special Suspension Status
1. A status for those members of the club who find that they
are able to resume their flying activities at some later date
and who do not wish to resign from the club. The conditions
of the Special Suspended Status will be as follows:
a. The member must request this status in writing and the
Board must approve same,
b. The member must be fully paid up at the start of the suspended
period. This includes monthly dues and mandatory flying time,
c. The suspended period will be for a minimum period of 12
consecutive calendar months and a maximum period of 24 calendar
d. Any one member shall be allowed no more than two suspended
periods for no more than a total of 24 calendar months of
suspended status. This could be utilized in one continuous
24-month period or be split into two separate suspension periods.
If a member asks for a second suspension after he had been
granted one suspension and has picked up full membership subsequent
to the first suspension, they must serve as a full member
and pay all required fees for a minimum period of six (6)
months before the second suspension can become affective,
e. The suspended member must request, in writing, to pick
up full membership not later than 15 days prior to the end
of his suspended period. If this request is not received by
the Board, the membership will be automatically terminated
at the end of the suspension period,
f. Any member, while on suspended status, except members
of the military deployed outside the Bloomington/Normal community
will be required to pay ½ monthly dues but will not
have to buy monthly mandatory flying time. They shall not
be allowed to act as a Board member or hold any office while
suspended, (See XXII, 4 for exception if suspension is for
g. Accumulated flying time credit (limited to a maximum of
24 hours) at the start of the suspension period shall be carried
forward and the credit shall be applied to the member's account
when they again resume full membership. The credit shall be
applied at the existing rate at the time membership is resumed.
Members are not allowed to sell their time to others nor are
others allowed to fly off the accumulated time of another
member, (On a club trip passengers may charge the time to
their account if they are passengers and the pilots agree.)
h. If the member is separated from the Cross Winds Flying
Club, Inc. at the end of a suspension, the separation shall
be in strict conformance with Article XVI of these by-laws.
The first date of the suspended period will be the date used
to compute the initiation fee refund.
2. If the reason for suspension is educational, away at school
outside of the Bloomington, Normal area, the minimum time
of 12 months is waived. A member shall be considered on "Educational
Leave" and can reactivate his membership at the beginning
of any month prior to 12 months with the payment of dues and
two (2) hours of flight time.
3. Service in the military forces of the United States will
allow an inactive period of extended duration. The member
may fly our equipment if they are home on leave, meet FAR
and Cross Winds Flying Club, Inc. requirements and if they
pick up their monthly dues and buy two (2) hours of flight
time for each month in which they fly.
4. If the reason for suspension is medical or failure to
pass the medical exam the suspension minimum of twelve (12)
months is waived. The suspension must begin at the beginning
of a month and reinstatement must resume at the beginning
of a month. Because a member cannot determine the length of
time they may be without a medical, they may continue to serve
on the Board of Directors for a maximum of twelve months while
on this suspended status. At the end of the twelve months
the vacancy will be filled according to the by-laws.
1. Each member shall record the total flight time in the
aircraft flight log. This should include the date, member's
name, and beginning, ending, and total tach and Hobbs times.
In addition, fuel and oil added should be recorded. Squawks
should be recorded on the designated squawk sheets. If the
squawk is serious enough to ground the aircraft a posting
shall be made via e-mail to notify the members that may be
affected while the plane is being repaired.
2. Each member shall be fully responsible for the use and
safe keeping of Cross Winds Flying Club, Inc. property while
it is entrusted to their keeping.
3. In case of an accident/incident, away from home base,
resulting in the aircraft becoming non-airworthy, the member
using the aircraft must immediately notify the Maintenance
Officer, Chairman of the Board or President before any action
is taken, in addition, they must pay the deductible portion
of the insurance coverage of the accident/incident and assume
all of the non-insured expense incurred relative to the accident/incident,
as fixed by the Board of Directors, and shall assure the safe
return of the aircraft to the home base following repair.
(Article XV-Hearings- #2.)
4. Each member shall report any damage or major trouble with
any of the Cross Winds Flying Club, Inc. equipment to the
Maintenance Officer or the President of the organization.
Both major and minor problems must be noted on the squawk
5. Each member upon termination of their flight shall insure
that the aircraft flown is properly refueled. Each member
shall also insure that the interior and exterior of the aircraft
are clean, (e.g., ash trays emptied, soda cans are removed,
wind screen is washed, leading edge) so that the plane is
ready for the next flight.
6. Under no circumstances may any member instruct any person
in Cross Winds Flying Club, Inc. aircraft unless they are
a certified and approved instructor and is designated and
approved as an instructor by the Board of Directors. (See
Flight Rule #2 & #8)
7. No member shall realize any financial gain from the use
of Cross Winds Flying Club, Inc. property. This doesn't exclude
a member from using the aircraft for personal business transportation.
Note (The student or member receiving instruction is using
the aircraft, not the instructor.)
8. No member shall permit a non-member to fly or otherwise
operate Cross Winds Flying Club, Inc. equipment.
9. All members must be checked out by a certified flight
instructor in a Cross Winds Flying Club, Inc. aircraft for
which they are eligible and qualified to fly. The nature and
duration of the check ride will be determined by the flight
instructor and insurance company minimums.
10. In case of conflicting requests for use of aircraft,
priority will be given to a member who has entered the first
reservation. Reservations are forfeited if not claimed within
15 minutes of the scheduled flight of less than two (2) hours
duration or thirty (30) minutes for flights of two (2) hours
or more. A delinquent (grounded) member forfeits all scheduled
11. Time scheduled but not used may be billed to the member
at the daily minimum rate.
12. All solo cross-country flights by a student pilot must
be under the immediate supervision of a designated home base
flight instructor. (Re: Insurance limitations)
13. All flying must be done in strict observance of existing
Federal Aviation Agency Regulations, and insurance limitations.
(Failure to comply is justification for termination of your
Cross Winds Flying Club membership.)
14. The organization shall be guaranteed at least one hour
of flight time for each twenty-four-hour period the aircraft
is away from home base, except for each Saturday, Sunday or
holiday, on which days, two (2) hours of flight time must
be paid. This shall be paid; weather or mechanical failure
excepting. (Members are not expected to endanger themselves
or aircraft in order to bring a plane home on time.)
15. Any stranded aircraft must be returned to BMI as soon
as practicable at the expense of the member who last used
the aircraft. That member will notify the aircraft maintenance
officer, and if requested submit a recovery plan to the Board
of Directors. Recovery expenses may include the flight charges
on another aircraft that is used to ferry a pilot to the field
where the aircraft is parked. (The Board of directors will
arbitrate expense disagreements.)
16. Cross Winds Flying Club, Inc. planes will not be landed
at other than designated airports as listed in the current
Airman's Information Manual Part II. Any airport not listed
in the manual must be approved for use by the Board of directors
for each member that desires to use a non-listed airport.
Use all limited, restricted and private airports with caution.
The pilot is responsible for damage incurred at such airports.
Closed, abandoned, or reported abandoned airports in the Airman's
Information Manual will not be used. Landing and take-off
will not be made at any airport with dangerous accumulations
of snow, ice or water on the runways unless approved for traffic
by the airport manager or control tower.
17. On cross country flights the airplane must be tied down
or parked in a hangar at the expense of the member. It shall
be the member's responsibility to see that the airplane is
appropriately secured (e.g., tied down, control surfaces secured,
cabin doors and baggage compartments are closed and locked).
Members should have their own tie down equipment when they
expect to need it at another field.
18. Cross country flights may be scheduled in the official
flight schedule for as far in advance as needed but not beyond
twelve months of the current date.
19. A Cross Winds Flying Club, Inc. aircraft shall not be
kept continuously away from the home field for more than three
days (72 hours) without prior approval of the Maintenance
Officer or the Board of Directors.
20. Cross Winds Flying Club, Inc. aircraft shall not be taken
out of the continental limits of the United Sates without
prior approval of the Board of Directors and with written
or verbal permission of the insurance company if outside of
the insurance coverage area. (See the policy for current limits),
(A surcharge may be required or assessed by another country
and the member is required to pay it.)
21. Simulated forced landings may not be practiced without
an approved flight instructor on board.
22. There shall be no night flights except by pilots who
have been checked out by a qualified instructor or as part
of night flight instruction by an accepted flight instructor.
23. Cross Winds Flying Club, Inc. aircraft will not be flown in below basic VFR minimums as defined in the FARs, unless the pilot is IFR rated, current, and operating in accordance with the FARs.
24. Cross Winds Flying Club, Inc. aircraft will not take off or land on a runway for which the crosswind component exceeds the maximum demonstrated crosswind component for the aircraft in use.
25. All members will provide annually a new copy of the necessary
data for their pilot information file for insurance company
purposes. This data usually includes:
a. A copy of your last medical certificate,
b. A copy of your current pilot license and CFI if applicable,
c. A copy of your State of Illinois registration,
d. A copy of the last Flight Review as entered in your log book, (Pages must be dated and signed off by a CFI.) Any FAA approved alternative (e.g., a current "Wings" certificate) will substitute for the flight review.
e. A copy of a photo ID (May be a driver's license or passport),
f. A copy of your birth certificate or other proof of citizenship will be required of all new members when they join,
g. Updates to pilot information files must be submitted promptly to maintain currency and the ability to schedule and use Cross Winds Flying Club Inc. equipment.
h. Failure to provide this information on an annual basis
and when you join will result in your being grounded. (The
due date for annual updates of the Pilot Information File
shall be by the first Board meeting in January of each year.)
(The Secretary shall provide the needed forms for the annual
update no later than at the December meeting.)