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Passenger Brief

It is important to use words that will inform, not alarm your passengers.


  • Operation of the door latches from the inside and outside. 


  • “Once inside, please keep your hands clear from all controls and switches at any point during the flight”.


  • Show how to fasten and unfasten the seat belt, and how to tighten and loosen.  

  • Importantly show them how to release the belt. 

  • Confirm their belt is firm once they are seated.


  • How to put on

  • How to clip and unclip the strap

  • Where to put the microphone

  • How to operate the volume

  • When visor can be up or down

  • Keep on at all times unless told by the pilot

Safety Equipment

  • Explain the operation of any fire extinguisher, location of any first aid kit and any axe. 


  • Show the location of the Emergency Locator Beacon which is automatically activated and how to manually activate. 

  • In the unlikely event of an off field landing, search and rescue will be deployed and the ELT/PLB will aid them with their search. 

  • Therefore we will stay with the aircraft or at a safe distance making sure the beacon is switched on.  

  • (You may/may not take the ELT with you depending whether is has a portable aerial).

  • PLB's can be taken with you.

Life Jackets

  • If you have life jackets explain the basic operation. 

  • Do not open them!!! 

Getting Into the Aircraft

  • Explain the correct procedure for the aircraft type.


  • We do have a heater and cold air vents so please inform me if you are hot or cold.

  • If at any point during the flight you feel unwell let me know, as soon as possible, sickbags may be available.   

  • We can also put cold air onto you which will help you feel better and land asap.


  • There is no smoking at any point during the flight.

Portable Electronic Devices

  • You may/may not use your mobile phone or electronic device at any point during this flight.
  • must be secure.

Event of an Off-Field Landing

  • Follow the instructions of the pilot.


  • Ask if they have any questions, it is easier here than during an emergency situation!