Membership agreement

This agreement is held between you (“the Member”) and Almat Flying Academy Ltd. All proceedings and disputes shall be governed under the law of England and Wales, where this agreement is considered to be held and enacted.

Scope

This agreement seeks to set expectations between the Member and the Academy. It does not alter the Member’s consumer rights set out in law, nor does it alter or addendum the other Terms and Conditions held in relation to sales.

General

  1. This agreement commences once you have indicated your acceptance online, or by signing a physical copy of this document held by the Academy.
  2. You cannot transfer this agreement to anyone else.
  3. You will be entitled to all the rights and privileges advertised for the Membership chosen.

Fees

  1. If applicable, your joining fee is collected immediately at the time of purchase. This is charged to cover the initial costs associated with setting up new memberships.
  2. Your first membership charge will be collected at the time of purchase. Further charges for monthly or annual recurring memberships will be collected automatically by credit/debit/charge card after (as appropriate) one calendar month or year.
  3. If the collection of your recurring membership fees is declined by your card issuer, we will contact you to address this. No failed payment fees are due for credit/debit/charge card transactions.
  4. From time to time, we may choose to change the cost of your membership. If we decide an alteration is required, we will inform you at least 30 days prior to this change taking place. If you do not agree to the new price, you may choose to end your membership providing at least 10 working days notice before your next fee collection date, as specified in cancellations.

Termination

  1. There is no charge to terminate your membership at any time. You can do this by disabling automatic renewal online or by calling our team on 02476 306 440. Besides cooling-off cancellations as explained below, your membership period will continue to the end of its validity and no refund will be offered.
  2. If you choose to cancel your membership within 14 days of enrolling, as per the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013, you will be entitled to a refund of any monies charged, understanding that your membership will be terminated immediately.

General Terms

  1. Members must be at least 13 years of age. Members under the age of 18 years old MUST return a “Young Member’s Parental Acknowledgement” form, available by contacting us on 02476 306 440. The member will not be entitled to any of the advertised benefits and entitlements until this is returned.
  2. You agree to comply with the Academy’s Club Rules.
  3. Members must comply with our Operations Manual which is available on request for viewing at the Academy premises.
  4. If you are found to be out of compliance with our Club Rules or Operations Manual, we may immediately cease your membership with no refund due, and all entitlements/benefits lost immediately after we have dispatched notification to you.

Flight Terms

  1. Membership entitles you to rent aircraft, instruction and equipment with payment due at the end of the flight. This is NOT a credit facility.
  2. Prior to any flight commencing, we may ask you to leave a deposit. If this is required, it will be refunded immediately once your end-of-flight balance has been paid.
  3. Any damage to equipment outside of normal wear and tear, caused by malintention or operating equipment for which you are not suitably competent, will be chargeable.
  4. Membership entitles you to self-serve your aircraft reservations and bookings. You may cancel all flights up to 48 hours prior without charge. Flights bookings that you cancel or fail to arrive for without at least 48 hours notice will be chargeable as follows:
    1. For instructional flights, £30 per hour.
    2. For self-hire flights, £15 per hour.
  5. Any pending balances must be cleared before departing on a new flight. We may refuse to serve you and deny you usage of our facilities if a balance is pending.
  6. FOR SELF HIRE FLIGHTS, IT IS ENTIRELY YOUR RESPONSIBILITY AS PILOT IN COMMAND TO INSPECT AND TEST AIRCRAFT AND EQUIPMENT YOU RENT FROM US PRIOR TO FLIGHT.
  7. YOU MUST INFORM US OF ANY ISSUES YOU NOTICE DURING FLIGHT THAT MAY AFFECT THE SAFETY OF USAGE OF ANY OF OUR AIRCRAFT OR EQUIPMENT.
  8. We do not permit flights advertised on Wingly or other flight sharing platforms.
  9. Cost sharing between family or friends is permitted as per CAA guidelines.
  10. Aircraft rental without an instructor requires a disclaimer form to be signed.

Non-Representation

  1. The Academy club membership does not come with any entitlement of shareholding, voting rights, or any other authority over the Academy.
  2. You must not offer representation of the Academy unless specifically authorized in writing by a company director of the Academy.
  3. If you choose to offer cost-share flights, these must not be advertised, and you must not portray them as being operated by the Academy.

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