Code of Ethics

A corporate pilot will keep in mind as their primary responsibility the comfort, well-being, and above all safety of the passengers who have entrusted their lives to them.

Personal desires or external pressures will never be allowed to influence their judgement, nor will they ever do anything knowingly that could put flight safety at risk.

At all times they will operate the aircraft (while remaining consistent with flight safety) in a way that will add to the overall comfort, peace of mind, safety and well-being of their passengers. And in doing so, place in their passengers a trust for the pilot and the company they represent.

They will take whatever action is necessary to protect the passengers and crew should disaster strike.

Within their power, they will operate their aircraft on schedule and efficiently, and in such a way that will not cause damage or unnecessary maintenance.

They will not knowingly log or record any false information, nor will they allow any such action by other members of their crew.

They will represent their company at all times with both proper conduct and personal appearance that are above reproach.

They will exemplify integrity by keeping their company's trade secrets confidential, and taking care that they are not improperly disclosed.

They will lead their crew, knowing and understanding the duties of each member. They will represent steady leadership with equity, efficiency with flexibility, and understanding of changes that do not affect the safety and careful completion of the flight.

A corporate pilot will remember that theirs is a profession that relies heavily on continued training and education during regular operations. If in command, they will provide their flight crew members with opportunities, consistent with safety and efficiency, to learn and gain continued experience and practice.

The corporate pilot will work to instill in their crew a sense of pride and responsibility. When creating reports on performance and conduct, they will avoid personal bias and keep reports factual and criticisms constructive. Follow up actions should be taken (when necessary) to improve the skills and knowledge of crew members. Reports should not bring slander, endanger the livelihood, nor threaten standing in the profession of any crew member.

A corporate pilot will keep in mind the welfare of his crew when in command. They will ensure that their crew is properly lodged and cared for, especially when unusual operating conditions occur. When deadheading occurs as the result of cancellations, they will ensure that proper arrangements have been made for the transportation of their crew before themselves.

They will represent their communities, states and country as good citizens. They will take part in the affairs of each especially when dealing with the betterment of aviation facilities and the improvement of air safety.

They will keep their skills and capacity of the highest order by staying aware of the most recent and up to date information in aviation developments.

They will foster a culture of risk management, and apply a decision making process which relies on situational awareness, problem recognition, and good judgement to reduce the risks associated with each flight