The following information shows how we conduct the financial portion of flight training, rental, and other accounts. Generally speaking we do not require amounts paid in advance for any of the services we provide. You can pay as you go and get normal rates. Putting money on account earns discounts. There are no early withdrawal fees and we do not sell you anything until you need it. Our refund policy is unmatched.
If at any time you have questions or are unclear as to the status of your account, just ask one of the dispatchers and they can help you out.
Pay As You Go
Payment must be made by approved credit card, debit card, cash, check and travelers check. There are no billing accounts. All normal rates and fees apply when paid in this manner.
Cash or Check Deposit on Account - Discount Rates Available
Payment on account in advance with cash or checks earns a discount from 5% to 10% from $200.00 up to $1000.00 based on the amount of deposit on account. Details available separately.
Refunds of Deposits When Discounts Were Received
When deposits of cash or check are made and a discount has been received the refund requested will be paid at that time. The discount that was added WILL BE DEDUCTED and the full amount of the remaining money will be returned. There are no early withdrawal fees, no waiting period, nor any need to make the request in writing. The refund will only be made to the person putting the money on account or, in the case of money from loan proceeds, will be returned to the lender. Any deposits made by check must clear the bank before a refund is made.
Credit Card Payment Accounts
Credit card accounts can be set up and all charges made to that account. Receipts will be collected and provided to the cardholder weekly, monthly, or as requested.
Credit Card on File
All accounts must have a credit card on file as a deposit against that account. Charges against this card will only be made when deficits against the normal account are not settled within one week of the charges.
Wire Transfers and Other Cash Sources
Wire transfers, student loan proceeds, and travelers checks are treated as cash. Wire transfer instructions are available upon request.
Flight Training & Aircraft Rental
Programs scheduled in advance for accelerated flight training programs and blocks of aircraft rental require a deposit on account prior to setting the schedule. This deposit can be by any of the payment means and cash discounts apply. All deposits will be applied to the flight account when the pilot begins flying.
Flight programs of less than 15 hours and aircraft rental – $500.00
Flight programs of 15 hours or more – $1000.00
Deposits will be 100% refunded if program cancelled prior to two weeks of start date. A return of 50% will apply if prior to one week. Deposits can be applied to future programs if a date change is necessary. Deposits can be refunded under extenuating circumstances when approved by management.
No Show & Cancellation Policy
Efficiency with the scheduling of airplanes and flight instructors is very important to meeting the needs of the student, renter pilot, and commissioned flight instructors. Due to an increasing number of “no shows” and cancellations we have implemented a fee procedure. The instructor and/or the company can waive all or part of the fees under extenuating circumstances.
No Show Charges
DUAL – A student not showing for a scheduled flight lesson with an instructor will be charged .8 (8 tenths) of an hour at the aircraft and instructor rate for the aircraft scheduled.
SOLO – A student not showing for a scheduled solo flight lesson will be charged .8 (8 tenths) of an hour at the aircraft rate for the aircraft scheduled.
GROUND TRAINING – A student not showing for a scheduled ground training lesson will be charged .8 (8 tenths) of an hour at the ground instruction rate.
24 hours in advance – NO CHARGE
12 hours in advance – 50% of No Show fee
If for any reason an instructor cannot make a flight Chandler Air Service will make every endeavor to notify the student prior to the student leaving for the airport. Chandler Air Service will if possible provide a replacement instructor, so as to not interrupt the training program. All students must have funds on deposit with Chandler Air Service or a Credit card on file. Charges to the account or credit card will be made when the fees are incurred.