1237. Responsibilities and authority of pilot in command.

The pilot in command1 of a non-EASA aircraft2 is responsible:


    (1)     before every flight, for defining the roles and duties of each crew member3;


    (2)     for the operation and safety of the aircraft and for the initiation, continuation, termination or diversion of a flight in the interest of safety4; and


    (3)     during aircraft operations, for ensuring the safety of all crew members, passengers and cargo on board5.

Before commencing take-off, the pilot in command of a balloon must be satisfied that, according to the information available, the weather at the operating site or aerodrome6 would not prevent a safe take-off