As PILOT-IN-COMMAND of an aircraft you HAVE NO RIGHT... to endanger the lives of your passengers by:
- loading the aircraft beyond its weight and balance limits;
- omitting any flight planning or preflight steps;
- carrying insufficient fuel;
- not completing all systems checks and vital actions;
- flying beyond the limitations of your license, rating or currency;
- accepting an aircraft that is less than fully serviceable;
- exceeding your duty time limits; and
- flying when you are not completely serviceable.
...even if your passenger asks you to.
As PILOT-IN-COMMAND of an aircraft you HAVE EVERY RIGHT to expect your passengers to:
- comply with your directions as to loading of the aircraft;
- respect your request for silence during takeoff and the approach to land;
- accept without complaint the nature of VFR flight and the possibility of delays or overnight stops en route; and
- follow your instructions in the event of an emergency.
Courtesy of Aviation Safety Digest Department of Aviation, Australia
Pilots' Rights - TP 2228-8
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