Safety Protocols at Captain’s Aviation
Safety is one of the operational pillars of Captain’s Aviation. All of our team members abide by the same core principles and are aware of what we need to provide in each step of the reservation and flight experience. In light of various changes we are making at Captain’s Aviation, we want to highlight our operating policies regarding safety standards.
Our aircraft — the Bell 206 B3 Jet Ranger sets the industry standard for safety and reliability. The Bell 206 B3 JetRanger is one of the most recognizable helicopters in the world. Part of the Bell 206 family of two-bladed, single-engine helicopters, it was originally designed for the United States Army’s Light Observation Helicopter program. The JetRanger family of helicopters are some of the most popular turbine helicopters ever built due to their reliability and flexibility. They have been used for a range of purposes, including corporate, utility missions, and homeland security. The JetRanger has earned its fame for having the highest safety record among all single-engine helicopters, making it an industry standard. It’s also one of the most energy efficient and versatile helicopters today.
Each reservation requires passengers to provide us with detailed information that allows us to perform security and safety checks on all of our clients before their first flight. We additionally provide support and security checks prior to boarding. All passengers (usually the Primary Point of Contact on the reservation) will be required to supply a valid government ID before boarding their designated flight. We will verify the names and weights of all of our passengers, and additionally determine the dimensions and weights of their baggage to ensure that JCAA and internal safety regulations are met. Pilots will make the final decisions in distributing weight equally for the safety of all of our members, although we do try to accommodate passenger seating preferences.
Captain’s Aviation reserves the right to prohibit any passengers from flying who are determined as disruptive, unruly, heavily intoxicated, or otherwise unfit to fly in the aircraft. Cigarette/Herb smoking and Electronic cigarette smoking (vaping) are prohibited in all Captain’s Aviation helicopters.
Selection of Crew Members
All of our pilots and mechanics are chosen based on their years of experience and successes in their past positions. All of our operators go through extensive training regarding safety protocols, operating standards, and equipment maintenance. Our pilots are required to have a Jamaican Civil Aviation Authority (JCAA) license and on average have of over 5,000 hours of flight time on our aircraft type or similar model.
Maintaining this highest safety standard, first and foremost, begins with our staff’s shared commitment across the organization. Focused on reliability, quality assurance, and quality control, our team incorporates best practices from both the Jamaica Defense Force and commercial airline carriers and applies them to private aviation. We are committed to ensuring your peace of mind from the second you make a booking with us.
Policy for Canceling Flights
Captain’s Aviation will only cancel flights when we believe that conducting the flight could put our passengers and pilots at harm. We would rather reschedule the flight than cause our passengers to have an uncomfortable flight or compromise on their safety.
Additionally, if there is a strong chance of storms or dangerous weather during any part of the flight that might preclude us from reaching our destination, we will reschedule the flight or provide an alternate destination for arrival.
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