Hood River FBO Rental Policies

Aircraft Rental Terms


Renter shall pay for the use of Aircraft and any applicable training in accordance with TacAero’s then current stated prices and policies.  Aircraft Rental Fees are due and payable at the conclusion of each Rental Period, unless payment is received in advance in which case such payment will be held by TacAero as a credit balance and applied to rental and training services until that credit balance has been exhausted.  Aircraft Rental Fees are based upon the Hobbs meter time and rounded up to the nearest 1/10th hour.  


In consideration of Rental Fees charged under this Agreement, TacAero agrees to reimburse the Renter for the cost of fuel, up to the current fuel rate at Hood River Airport, or oil added to the Aircraft by the Renter during a given Rental Period provided that an original receipt evidencing such fuel charges are provided to TacAero at the conclusion of the Rental Period. TacAero will not reimburse the Renter for any landing fees, ramp fees, or tie-down fees at other airports.


A Rental Period for the Aircraft is defined as that time period during which the Renter has taken authorized release of the keys of the Aircraft from TacAero and concludes with the Renter tying down and securing the Aircraft and with return of the keys of the Aircraft to TacAero prior to leaving the premises.  The Renter agrees that he/she is responsible for payment of a lost key fee of $150.00. The Renter acknowledges that TacAero has no obligation to hold an Aircraft reservation for more than thirty (30) minutes after the start time of a Rental Period; Unless prior arrangements have been made.  Renter also agrees to return the aircraft at the scheduled time as to not affect TacAero’s rental and flight instruction operations.  


Payment is due when services are rendered.  TacAero accepts cash, checks, and major credit cards for services provided.  All checks returned for “Insufficient Funds” will incur a service charge in an amount of $50.00 per check, in addition to the cost of services rendered.

5. Cancellation fees.

Customers canceling a dual lesson with less than 24 hours notice may be charged 50% of the total hours scheduled with a flight instructor/aircraft at the normal hourly rates. Customers canceling a solo lesson with less than 4 hours notice may be charged up to 100% of the total hours scheduled with the airplane at normal hourly rates.

6. overnight fees.

The Aircraft are permitted to be utilized for an overnight Rental Period with prior approval from TacAero Management. The Renter agrees to a four (4) hour per day minimum Rental Fee not including the first day of the Rental Period.  The Renter further agrees to limit the Rental Period to not more than two (2) days, unless approved by the TacAero President.

7. Laws and regulations.

The Renter agrees to comply with all state, federal, and local laws, regulations and ordinances, including all Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs).

Pilot Requirements


The Renter is solely responsible for maintaining all current certificates and ratings for Aircraft to be flown and for carrying all documentation in compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR’s).  It is the Renter Pilot’s sole responsibility to comply with all FAR’s concerning currency.


The Renter shall operate the aircraft in accordance with a TacAero’s approved checklist and the Aircraft manufacturer’s checklists.


With the exception of flight training, the Renter shall be PIC and at no time relinquish control of the aircraft.


Prior to receiving permission to rent a TacAero’s Aircraft through this Agreement, the Renter must undergo a flight checkout in the Aircraft with a TacAero Certified Flight Instructor (CFI).  Furthermore, to rent a conventional gear (tailwheel) aircraft the Renter must have one of the following:

  • 100 hours total time, 25 hours convention gear, and 5 hours in same make and model; or

  • 10 hours dual in same make and model with a minimum of 20 full stop takeoffs and landings. Exceptions to this rule would be students soloing an aircraft with permission from a TacAero CFI.

To rent advanced or complex aircraft:

  • Renter must be Private Pilot or more advanced
  • 1100 hrs PIC, and 25 hrs in make & model or 10 hrs dual in make & model with 20 min. takeoff & land.

Renter further agrees to undergo a flight checkout by an authorized CFI if more than 90 days since the Renter’s last flight as pilot-in-command of the approved Aircraft, unless an exception is made by an authorized CFI.

Any exceptions to this policy may be made in written conformation by the TacAero President.

Pilot Requirements

12. pre-flight action

It is the Renter’s sole responsibility to comply with all FAR’s, the aircraft manufacturer’s guidelines, and TacAero’s guidelines regarding pre-flight procedures and inspection.  Any damage, un-airworthy conditions, or missing documents discovered during pre-flight of the aircraft must be reported to TacAero prior to the flight. The Renter agrees to not pour aviation fuel on the ground. The Renter shall not sump fuel back into the aircraft’s fuel tank, it must be given to a TacAero employee or placed into the reclaimed fuel system. The Renter agrees not to accept the Aircraft until he or she is satisfied with the Aircraft airworthiness, and the functioning of its equipment and accessories.  If the Renter begins a flight in an aircraft that is known to not be in an airworthy condition, he/she assumes all liability and responsibility for any damage or injury that may result from such an action.  Any damage found post-flight must be reported prior to leaving TacAero’s premises.  Any damage caused by the Renter and not reported will result in termination of flying privileges and action being taken against the Renter for the cost of repairs.

13. Post-flight action.

It is the Renter’s responsibility to return the Aircraft in the same manner it was received including the master and avionics switches turned off after each flight.  Further, it is Renter’s responsibility to return the Aircraft interior in a clean condition after each flight.  The Renter agrees to pay a $75.00 inconvenience fee for (a) failure to turn the Aircraft’s Master Switch off upon securing the Aircraft and (b) failure to clean any mess caused by liquids or solids dropped, spilled, excreted or vomited within the interior of the Aircraft.

14. J-3/l-4 cubs.

  • These airplanes are restricted to ONLY perform landings at 4S2. Other airports are not authorized for take off/landing operations.

  • Hand propping (Starting) these airplanes are ONLY to be performed by TacAero staff. No exceptions will be made.

15. prohibited activities.

  • Commercial operations including carrying passengers or property for hire;

  • Carrying pets without advance written approval by TacAero;

  • Smoking or allowing smoking, in or near the Aircraft or on the Ramp; smoking on the ramp, or in the vicinity of any aircraft and/or fueling equipment within a radius of 50 feet is strictly prohibited;

  • Consuming food or beverages, other than water, in the Aircraft;

  • Any race, speed test, or contest of any description;

  • Spins (unless supervised by a CFI), aerobatics, or formation flying;

  • Operating beyond the limitations of the Aircraft as described in the Aircraft flight manual, placards, safety notices, and TacAero’s written procedures;

  • Operating the Aircraft outside the continental United States of America;

  • Operating at unlit airports during night operations.

16. accidents:

In the event of an accident or incident involving the Aircraft, the Renter agrees to act in accordance to all NTSB Part 830 regulations including: a) Seeking to secure the scene of the incident and prevent any further damage to passengers or aircraft, b) notifying and cooperating with the proper Federal, State, and Local authorities, and c) reporting the event to TacAero as soon as possible.

17. Runways:

  1. Take-offs and landings will only be made at public, non-restricted airports, on runways at least 1,500’ in length with the pilot’s discretion.  Exceptions to this policy may be made in written confirmation by the TacAero President.

Insurance / Legal


TacAero provides coverage up to the limits listed in policy number SA00043401 through Regal Aviation Insurance, after the $5,000 deductible in motion has been satisfied by the Renter, including passengers only when this agreement is undersigned below and the renter is in compliance to all the terms of the agreement including proper Flight Checkout documentation. *SEAPLANE INSURANCE - Renters engaging in TacAero SeaPlane Training will be liable for a $20,000 deductible for in motion.

Renters are encouraged to purchase a separate non-owned liability and non-owned physical damage insurance policy.


The Renter agrees to indemnify and hold TacAero harmless against any and all liabilities, claims and damages of any description, which result from or arise in connection with the Renter’s use of the Aircraft.  


Renter acknowledges and agrees that, unless otherwise set forth in writing by TacAero, the Aircraft is the property of TacAero.


Renter agrees not to sublicense the Aircraft or sell, assign, or otherwise transfer this Agreement or any rights granted under this Agreement.


This Agreement is entered into in the State of Oregon and is construed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Oregon, without regard to the choice of laws provisions of that jurisdiction, and all disputes arising out of or in any way related to this Agreement and the use of the Aircraft shall be resolved exclusively, and any action or proceeding brought pursuant to or in connection herewith, or arising out of this Agreement, shall solely be brought in the state or federal courts of the State of Oregon.

23. amendment.

TacAero may only amend this Agreement.