1. General - The hangar is for the exclusive use of members of the Wiltshire Microlight Club (WMC). It is the responsibility of club members storing their property in the hangar to make themselves familiar with these terms and rules which are subject to change from time to time.
2. Liability - Although all reasonable steps will be taken to ensure the security and safety of all aircraft stored, each aircraft owner agrees to sign to accept that his/her aircraft is stored at Yatesbury Field at his/her own risk and should satisfy him/herself that the facilities are adequate for the purpose. WMC, its employees, associates or servants cannot be held responsible for any damage or loss however caused unless gross negligence can be proven.
3. Insurance - It is the responsibility of each aircraft owner to insure against ground risks and, although not compulsory, it is strongly advised. When insuring make sure to get the name of the broker and tell him where you are operating from and that the hangar is locked and protected by CCTV.
4. Handling Aircraft in the Hangar - Although movements in the hangar are recorded by CCTV aircraft owners are strongly advised to get help to watch over the removal of wings so as to minimise the risk of accident or damage. Any damage that does occur to your or anyone else's property must be reported in the hangar movements book.
5. Accident reporting (hangar movements) - The Hangar Movements Book is located on the flight planning bench. Report any damage, however slight, in the book together with time, date and nature of incident. Include any mitigation and contact details (phone or e mail) so that enquiries can be made. Remember you are being recorded on CCTV whilst inside the hangar! Take extreme care and NEVER handle an aircraft without a witness.
6. Hangar Rash - Common sense and care will prevent most cases but if it does occur to your aircraft IT'S YOUR PROBLEM! You can help to avoid damage to other aircraft by purchasing an inexpensive dolly system which makes your wing easy to move. Physical precautions against damage i.e. trike cover, spat and prop protection and wing tip protectors are also strongly advised.
7. Birds/Vermin/Weather - All reasonable steps have been taken to protect your property whilst inside the hangar. An ultra sonic bird scarer which also repels vermin to a certain extent is installed in the hangar. Buy yourself a mouse trap (preferably one doesn't need bait) but do not spread poison on the ground. Do not leave food in your aircraft! In extreme weather it is worth visiting the hangar to see if you can help to mitigate damage as opposed to relying on insurance.
8. Members of the public (non-club members) - Members of the public or visitors should be discouraged from entering the hangar unless accompanied and/or helping. They are trespassing and could also walk away with your GPS! It is recommended that any shiny magpie type items be taken away with you. If you have arranged for WMC staff to turn the engine over while you are away stow the ignition key on the aircraft out of-sight! NOT IN THE IGNITION!
9. Trustees - A trustee is a person who is prepared to accept responsibility for hangar security in absence of a member of WMC staff. They must ensure everything is locked and that the alarm is set before leaving. Trustees will be allocated a key for a short period. Doors should be kept closed if the area is unattended. Understand your responsibilities before asking to be a trustee!
10. Notice of removal - TWO MONTHS notice of removal is required. If no notice is given you will be charged for two months. Use the notice form and post or hand it to Tony Hughes.
11. Payment - All hangar fees should be paid in advance. You will receive a 10% discount if you pay six months in advance and a 15% discount if you pay one year in advance. You will be charged interest at 5% per week for non-payment and your wing may be removed and/or held against payment.
Preferred payment method is by standing order or direct debit to be credited by the first of the month, two months in advance. Information on storage accounts is kept in the office.