We are open and enjoying flying but we do have some extra safety measures in place during the pandemic to ensure our club members and students safety:
If you or a household member have had any symptoms of coronavirus, or any cold or flu like symptoms within the past two weeks, or if you have been asked to self-isolate by NHS track and trace, then don’t travel to the airfield.
Please bring your own mask if you have one as it is mandatory to keep your nose and mouth covered for the duration of the flight. Masks must be at least 2 layers, and ideally made of either cotton or the standard 3 layer disposable masks. We are happy to supply one of these if you need one. Face coverings made of a knitted or fleece material must be avoided as they do not provide any protection. Masks with valves must also be avoided as they let unfiltered air out.
Important update: We are aware that some supermarkets and pharmacies have been selling thin single layer masks that don’t offer protection to others, for obvious reasons single layer masks are not suitable in the aircraft.
If you’d like to drop by to discuss learning to fly, we are open 7 days a week as usual but please let us know beforehand.
While at the airfield:
Please keep the recommend 2-meter distance from others at the airfield. As 2 meters is not possible in the aircaft, before flight you’ll be asked to wear your mask. Use the hand washing facilities provided to wash your hand thoroughly before putting your mask on, and wash your hands again immediately after exiting the aircraft and removing your mask.
We will be cleaning aircaft between flights and have extra hygiene measures in place.
Gloves are not required as it’s possible to wash hands immediately after exiting the aircraft, but please feel free to wear a clear pair of disposable gloves if you wish to.
You are welcome to bring up to 2 people with you to view your flight as long as you can do so without breaking any existing government guidance. We have an outdoor viewing area where they can watch your flight. Please stay within the safety fence and don’t allow children to climb on it.
We are not equipped to provide refreshments in a covid secure way, but feel free to bring your own.
Please take your litter home with you, litter is especially hazardous on an active airfield as it can quickly be blown onto a runway.