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Constitution

TAYSIDE FLYING CLUB  - RULES

 

NO 1. NAME OF THE CLUB

 

            The club shall be called the TAYSIDE FLYING CLUB.

 

NO 2. OBJECTS OF THE CLUB

 

            The objects of the club are to:-

a) promote flying

b) provide tuition in and the facilities for flying

c) promote social intercourse amongst persons interested directly or indirectly in flying

d) so far as is practicable, to provide for its members the privileges and advantages of a club.

 

NO 3. DEFINITIONS

 

 In the interpretation of these rules, and of the operations regulations and any other regulations and bye-laws made thereunder the expressions

a)  “Company” shall mean TAYSIDE AVIATION LTD., its agents and sub-contractors and officials acting with the authority of the Company

b)  “Club” shall mean the TAYSIDE FLYING CLUB

c)  “Private Owner” shall mean the sole owner or joint owner of a privately owned aircraft registered in his or their names.

Words importing the masculine gender shall include the feminine where the context so requires.

 

NO 4. CONSTITUTION OF THE CLUB

 

(i) The proprietor of the Club is TAYSIDE AVIATION LTD. ALL THE PROPERTY OF THE club is vested in the said Company and all the joining fees, subscriptions, charges for tuition in flying and other payments made by the members shall be the property of the said Company. The Company shall have the complete management and control of the Club, and shall be solely responsible for the employment of staff, the provision of the Club buildings, and of all the things necessary for carrying on the Club, and may sub-contract any of the services and facilities provided by the Club to such persons or Companies as they may think fit.

(ii) Except as in these Rules otherwise provided, the Company shall have  entire control over all matters of finance in connection with the Club, and shall fix and may from time to time vary the amount of any:

a) Joining Fee

b) Rate of Subscription,

c) Numbers of Members

d) Conditions of Membership

e) Scale of all charges

d) Admission of Private Owner Members.

Where practicable the Company will provide a 4 week notice of change.

 

NO 5. COMMITTEE

 

 A Club Committee of Members shall be elected by the Members of the Club in General Meeting, and will consist of not more than nine persons, three of whom shall retire annually, but shall be eligible for re-election. Included in the nine elected members should be a full time instructor representative. Members of the Club Committee shall retire by seniority, and in case of equal seniority, the order of retirement shall be determined by lot. The Committee shall act in an advisory capacity to the Company, and any recommendations made by the Committee shall be subject to confirmation by the Company, who shall in all cases have power to over-rule any decision taken by the Committee.

 

NO 6. ELECTION OF OFFICERS

 

 The Committee shall have power to appoint each year a Chairman, a Secretary and a Treasurer from amongst its Members.

 

NO 7. EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS OF COMMITTEE

 

 The Directors of the Company and the Chief Flying Instructor shall be ex-officio Members of the Committee, and shall not be liable to retire by rotation. The committee can appoint a student representative to the committee as an ex-officio member and this representative will retire as soon as a PPL has been issued when a replacement student representative can be co-opted to the committee.

 

NO 8. SUB-COMMITTEE

 

 The Committee shall have the power to appoint, and delegate its authority to sub-committees for such specific purposes as they deem necessary. Members of such Committees need not be Members of the Committee or the Club.

 

NO 9. MEETING OF COMMITTEE

 

 The Committee shall meet at such times as may be necessary to transact the business for which they were elected.

 

NO 10. GENERAL MEETINGS

 

 The Annual General Meeting shall be held during the first quarter of the year or if this is inconvenient at such other time as the Committee shall decide provided that not more than fifteen months shall elapse between General Meetings. The Committee shall also have power to summon a General Meeting whenever and as often as it shall deem it necessary to so do. Notice of any such meeting shall be displayed in the Club premises in a part frequented by the Members, not less than 14 days before the date of the meeting so summoned, and 5% of the Members on the Club Register shall be deemed to form a quorum. If less than that number of Members is present the meeting shall be adjourned for 7 days, and whatever number of Members shall then be present shall be deemed to form a quorum.

 

 Any number of Members (being not less than 10 or less than one tenth of the total number of Members entitled to attend and vote at a General Meeting whichever shall be the smaller) shall be capable of summoning a General Meeting at any time on giving not less than 21 days notice of their intention so to do and such notice shall be displayed in the Club premises in a part frequented by the Members, not less than 14 days before the date of the meeting so summoned.

 

NO 11. MEMBERSHIP

 

 The Club shall consist of the following classes of Members who, subject to these Rules and Operations Regulations and any Bye-Laws which may be issued by the Company, shall have the rights hereinafter mentioned:-

a) Full Flying Members who shall receive insurance cover to fly Company aircraft and shall have all the privileges as set out in these Rules and Operations Regulations.

b) Associate Members who shall NOT receive insurance cover to fly Company aircraft but shall have all other privileges as set out  in these Rules and Operations Regulations.

c) Life, Honorary and Temporary Members may be appointed by the Company and accorded such privileges as the Company may see fit. No voting rights.

 

NO 12. AGE LIMITS

 

 No person under the age of 18 years shall be a Member of the Club unless his liabilities to the Company shall be assumed by his parent or guardian in such a manner as the Company shall require.

 

NO 13. RECIPROCAL MEMBERSHIP

 

 Members of these Clubs and Centres which have been admitted to Corporate Membership of AOPA, and which have agreed to extend Reciprocal Membership to Members of other Clubs and Centres, shall be entitled to facilities as Members of the Club in the same category of Membership to which they have been admitted in their own Club or Centre without additional payment by way of Entrance Fee of Subscription during a temporary visit to the neighbourhood of the Club and under the following conditions:-

 

            a) The visiting Member shall produce to the Secretary or other duly appointed

official of the Club the Membership Card issued to him by his own Club or

Centre.

            b) The visiting Member shall complete an application for Membership on the

Form prescribed by the Company.

c) Reciprocal Membership shall not carry with it any voting rights.

            d) In the event of the visiting Member being a Full Flying Member of his

own Club or Centre and desiring to fly Club Aircraft during his visit, he shall

produce to the Chief Flying Instructor his Pilot’s logbook and Pilot’s  Licence (if

issued) together with a Certificate from the Chief Flying Instructor of his Club or

Centre as to his flying experience and ability as a Pilot. Any such Reciprocal

Member shall be required to undergo such dual check of instruction as the Chief

Flying Instructor may consider necessary (which shall be paid for at normal

Club rates) before being permitted to fly solo in a Club Aircraft.

 

NO 14. APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP

 

 Application for Membership shall be made on the Form provided by the Club. The sanction of Membership shall be the discretion of the Committee. On acceptance of any person as a Member he will be issued with a Member’s card, which shall bear upon the face of it the period for which it is issued and the Member’s name.

 

NO 15. SUBSCRIPTIONS AND JOINING FEES

 

            a) The Membership year shall be from the 1st January to the following  31st

    December

            b) The annual subscription fee, or rateable part thereof, plus joining fee shall be

     due and payable on joining the Club. Thereafter all renewed subscriptions shall

     be due and payable on the First Day of January each Year.

            c) Payment of the Subscription shall be considered as tantamount to acceptance

                  of, acquiescence in the submission to the Rule, Regulations and Bye-Laws of

                  the Club, to the penalties they exact and to any additions or alterations which

                  may be made in them from time to time.

 

NO 16. SUSPENSION AND EXPULSION OF MEMBERS

 

 In the event  of any Member committing a breach of any of these Rules or of the Operations, Regulations or of any other Regulation or Bye-Law promulgated by the Company or being charged with conduct which, in the opinion of the Company, is injurious to the character and interest of the Club and which renders it desirable that he should be cautioned or suspended or cease to be a Member of the Club, the Member shall be invited to attend a Meeting of the Committee at  which the Member shall be given a reasonable opportunity to furnish an explanation, either verbally or in writing. The Committee shall enquire into the case and pending the enquiry the Member may be suspended from flying Club Aircraft or from the Club. If after enquiry the Committee finds that the charge is sustained, the Member may be cautioned, suspended, expelled, or required to resign his Membership as the Company thinks fit. (See Regulation 17 (ii).)

 

NO 17. GUESTS

 

            a) Guests may be flown in club aircraft.

            b) No person who has failed to be elected to Membership or who has been

removed from Membership, shall be eligible as a guest or shall be admitted to the

Club on any pretext whatsoever.

c) The Company has the right to exclude without stating a reason any stranger

or guest who, in their opinion, is an undesirable visitor, whether introduced by a

Member or not.

 

NO 18. CHILDREN

 

 Children under the age of 14 years will only be admitted to or allowed on the Club ground or premises, or any premises used by the Club on the understanding that the Member introducing them is responsible for seeing that they are continuously under the supervision of an adult.

 

NO 19. CLUB PREMISES

 

            (i) Any premises provided by the Company for the use of the Members shall be

used at such times and subject to such Regulations and By-Laws as the Company

may from time to time issue and display within these premises.

(ii) Any Club or other premises provided by the Company shall not be used for any unlawful purpose.

 

NO 20. DISCIPLINE

 

 The Company shall have power to delegate to such officials as it may decide complete authority to control the premises, the Club servants and, where necessary in the interests of Members generally, the activities of Members whilst on Club premises, or any ground, airfields, or premises used by the Club.

 

NO 21. MEMBERSHIP CARD

 

            a) Any Member must on the request of an Instructor, Steward or any other

authorised official of the Club produce his/her Membership Card if called upon to

do so; this card must always be carried if admission to the Club or Club activity is

expected.

            b) A membership card shall not be transferred or lent by the Member to whom it

is issued to any other person.

 

 

 

NO 22. SHARING COST OF FLIGHT.

 

 The cost of any flight shall only be shared amongst the occupants of the aircraft to the extent that the pilot shall pay an equal share.

 

NO 23. INSURANCE

 

 No Member shall do or cause to be done any act or thing which might cause the premium or premium paid by the Company in respect of any policy or policies of insurance effected by it to be increased, or which may avoid or invalidate or otherwise jeopardise or prejudicially effect any such policy, and every Member shall be deemed to have full notice and knowledge of the contents and terms of such policy or policies,  which may be inspected from time to time in the Company’s offices.

 

NO 24. LIABILITY

 

            a) In so far as the above mentioned insurance policies permit, the Company shall

extend to Members the protection of such policies against legal liability for loss,

injury or damage to third parties (other than other Members of the Club) and against legal liability for loss or damage to the aircraft and other property of the Company caused by a Member unless such loss, injury or damage was directly or indirectly caused by the wrongful or  negligent act, default or omission of such Member or the breach or non-observance by such Member of the Club Rules or Operations Manual or of any Air Navigation Convention, Act, Rule, Order, Direction or Regulation for the time being in force or any relevant Law, Bye Law, Order of Regulations made by Government of Local Authority, of the CAA, or of the conditions of any policy of insurance held by the Company for such loss, injury or damage and the Company reserves the right to take legal proceedings to recover from the Member in respect thereof.

b) The Company reserves the right to recover from the Member any excesses due

 under the above mentioned policies, together with incidental uninsured expenses

where it thinks fit unless the member holds a current Tayside Aviation insurance

excess waiver.

c) The Officers of the Committee shall be entitled to an indemnity out of the assets of the Club for all expenses and other liabilities properly incurred by them in the management of the affairs of the Club

 

NO 25. LOSS OF OR DAMAGE TO MEMBERS’ PROPERTY

 

 Neither the Company nor the Club accepts any responsibility for loss or damage whether caused by accident, negligence or otherwise, to aircraft or articles of value left in aircraft, or on any part of the Club premises; and all aircraft, motor vehicles and the like are accepted for  storage, repairs servicing or handling at “Owner’s Risk” only.

 

NO 26. CLUB ADDRESSES

 

 No member shall give the name of the Club in any advertisement, or use the address of the Club for any business.

 

NO 27. BOUNDS

 

 Members and their guests must keep strictly to such parts or parts of the airport and grounds as from time to time are stipulated by the Company. Members shall not authorise or indicate to visitors or spectators that they may enter Hangars or parts of the airport not open to the public.

 

NO 28. PARKING OF MOTOR CARS

 

 In order to minimise any danger to Club Aircraft, Members’ cars may only be parked in the places which are from time to time designated by the Company, and the Company shall be under no liability in respect of any loss or damage sustained by the Member by reason of his leaving his car in any place designated by the Company.

 

NO 29. NOTICES

 

            a) No Notices or other writing or document shall be put in any part of the Club

premises without the consent of the Company.

            b) All Notices placed on the Club Notice Board(s), by the Company are official,

and shall form part of these Rules, and shall not be removed or defaced by any

Member.

 

NO 30. REMOVAL OF CLUB PROPERTY

 

 No Member shall take away from the Club or remove from the rooms to which they are assigned any newspaper, pamphlet or other article, the property of the Company or the Club.

 

NO 31. REFRESHMENTS

 

 The serving of refreshments, beverages etc., will be carried out during such hours as the Company may from time to time decide.

 

NO 32. COMPLAINTS

 

            (i) Any complaints shall be made to the Company in writing and signed by the

Member complaining.

            (ii) Under no circumstances shall the complaint of any Member against an

            employee of the Company be made the subject of a personal reprimand by a

Member.

 

NO 33. REGISTRATION OF MEMBERS’ ADDRESSES – DELIVERY OF NOTICES

 

 Each Member shall communicate his permanent address or that of his Banker or Agent from time to time to the Company for registration, and all Notices sent to such address shall be considered duly delivered. If a Member leaves no address, the Club shall be deemed to deliver to his last known address.

 

NO 34. RULES TO BE DEEMED BINDING

 

 A copy of these Rules shall, be exhibited in the Club, and no member shall be absolved from their effect by any allegation or not having read them or of ignorance of their contents.

 

NO 35. PROMULGATION OF BYE-LAWS & ALTERATION OF RULES &

             REGULATIONS

 

 The Company shall have power to promulgate such Bye-Laws as they may consider necessary and to make alterations, additions or amendments to these Rules and to the Operations Regulations which shall become effective and binding on all Members immediately they are posted on the Club Notice Boards(s).

Where practicable the Company will provide a 4 week notice of change.

 

NO 36. KNOWLEDGE AND INTERPRETATION OF RULES, BYE-LAWS &

            AIRPORT AND FLYING REGULATIONS

 

            a) All Members shall make themselves acquainted with the Rules and Operations

Regulations and all alterations, additions and amendments thereto, and with all

Bye-Laws and Notices that may be promulgated by the Company, and shall

comply with them at all times and shall be responsible also for ensuring that any

visitors introduced by them are also acquainted with and comply with these Rules,

Regulations, Bye-Laws and Notices.

            b) The interpretation of the Rules and Operations Manual and Bye-Laws and

the settlement of any questions or disputes, shall rest entirely with the Company

whose decision shall be final.