Hope someone has a solution. We fly YE just about each month year round. We fly 15 to 35 kids from a 5 county area.
One child is 9 and loves aviation. He is a great kid, however his mother shows up with him every month. Gets a "free" flight. She has gone so far as to "ask" that he sit in the co-pilot seat if there is more than one in the aircraft. He has his own logbook, headset etc. In a local newspaper in his hometown, about 1 1/2 hours away he is referred to as a pilot.
While we want to accommodate him and his mother we are getting a little upset with our generosity being taken advantage of. We feel we are not there to just give him a free flight once a month.
We don't want to dampen his enthusiasm but he is taking away from other kids.
Has any other chapter run into this. How did you handle the situation?