Coronavirus update: 15th May

Dear All,

The government have today issued the following guidance to recreational general aviation regarding coronavirus:-

“Updated government advice means that recreational GA flying is now allowed:

  • from English airfields or flying sites
  • if social distancing measures are strictly observed

In practice this means that only solo flights, or flights where everyone is from the same household, are permitted. This is because it’s not generally possible to observe social distancing during a GA flight”

Our Flight Safety Committee met on Wednesday evening to discuss a phased return to flying, and are meeting again this evening to make further detailed plans in view of the latest government advice.

Whilst we want to get back flying as soon as possible, our prime goal is to ensure that our return to flight process is made safely both from a flight safety and from a COVID-19 standpoint.

The full government advice is available at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-recreational-general-aviation/coronavirus-covid-19-recreational-general-aviation

We will issue a further update as soon as we are able to do so.

Kind regards,

Pete Joslin

Chairman, Cambridge Gliding Centre