Flight release authority.
(a) No person may start a flight without authority from the person authorized by the certificate holder to exercise operational control over the flight.
(b) No person may start a flight unless the pilot in command or the person authorized by the cetificate holder to exercise operational control over the flight has executed a flight release setting forth the conditions under which the flight will be conducted. The pilot in command may sign the flight release only when both the pilot in command and the person authorized to exercise operational control believe the flight can be made safely, unless the pilot in command is authorized by the certificate holder to exercise operational control and execute the flight release without the approval of any other person.
(c) No person may continue a flight from an intermediate airport without a new flight release if the airplane has been on the ground more than 6 hours.