What would you do in this situation??
Your flying in the outback for some operator and you have been rostered to fly a day charter trip with 5 paxs on board.
You notice that while out at some dicky knee airstrip whilst your paxs are swimming at the local waterhole, your propeller has a slight crack in it.
You only have a few food and water supplies on board and your paxs will be keen to get back after there big day.
1.) Call maintenance (assuming you can get in contact with them!) and ask for a engineer to be flown out?
2.) Take off and hope for the best and pretend to realize it when you landed so your peers and boss don't think your a goose or a threat to safety.
3.) Do some full power run ups, varying the pitch and power to see if the vibration or anything else is an issue and then make the call?
Are there any rules which state the conditions that a pilot has to consider with regards to the propeller? If so can you point me in that direction.....