Covid-19 Precautions

To all Student Pilots, Pilots, and Air Experience Customers

Procedures for dealing with the risk
from the Coronavirus.

These procedures have been introduced as we return to flying following the Coronavirus lockdown and gradual relaxing of restrictions. We are mindful of the importance of the safety of our staff, customers and everyone associated with our recreational flying operation. These procedures are in addition to our already existing commitment to all aspects of flight safety.

General Covid precautions

  1. Arriving at Beccles Aerodrome In addition to the track and trace records being maintained for visitors and staff we are now displaying the NHS QR code on site for scanning purposes in accordance with government guidelines. Please ensure that you check in/register with reception and help us to remain Covid compliant when visiting the aerodrome.
  2. Direct access to/from the wider aerodrome ie. buildings, hangars or aircraft without registration is for the time being forbidden. Where in a group of 6 (maximum) at least one of the group must register. Masks are compulsory for all staff and customers in buildings accessed by visitors.
  3. Arrival Times will be by appointment.
  4. Social distancing we will be reducing the number of persons in any work area as recommended by the Public Health Agency to reduce the risk of infection.
  5. Briefing rooms arranged to maintain social distancing. Some briefing may be carried out in the MALSA Hangar.
  6. At the aircraft, sanitising wipes will be used on all controls and surfaces touched by all pilots. At the end of each flight all pilots will be expected to use sanitising wipes to clean all areas where touch has been involved.

Students undertaking Flying Lessons

  1. PPE. For pilot training. we assess the risk of infection according to AOPA guidelines as LOW to MODERATE and therefore no requirement to wear face masks in the cockpit for flight instruction in the interests of clear radio communications.  
  2. De-briefing after flight training may be held in the Hangar or in the briefing room if appropriate.
  3. Payments for lessons or any other charges will be by card payment only at the end of the lesson.
  4. Arrival time. Please ensure that you arrive at your appointment time.
  5. Headsets. Students must provide their own headsets. Mid Anglia Light Sport Aviation will not provide any headsets and any student arriving without headsets will not be able to fly. Please note to bring your own face masks for use around the site as required at any time..

Air Experience Flights

Weightshift (GT450) Air Experience Flights

Additional to the General Covid requirements set out above.

  • MALSA will provide the following equipment for Weightshift (GT450) Air Experience Flight customers:
  • Headset – A new microphone cover and disposable ear coverings will be fitted prior to flight.
  • Flying helmet
  • Flying suit

NB In line with Government guidelines, any items worn (flying
suits, helmets and headsets) will be quarantined for 48 hours before next use.
We have a quarantine area for this.

Items not supplied:

  • Gloves – customers must provide suitable warm gloves,
    it can get cold in flight
  • Face coverings – customers must provide a suitable
    face covering/mask

Note. A £5 Covid – 19 surcharge will be payable before flight
to cover the additional cost of procedures

3-Axis (C42) Air Experience Flights

  • MALSA will provide the following equipment for 3-Axis (C42) Air Experience Flight customers:
  • Headset – A new microphone cover and disposable ear coverings will be fitted prior to flight.
  • NB In line with Government guidelines, any items worn (headsets) will be quarantined for 48 hours before next use.

Items not supplied:

  • Gloves – disposable gloves are fine but lightweight
    cloth/leather gloves will be more comfortable.
  • Face coverings – customers must provide a suitable
    face covering/mask

NB A £5 Covid – 19 surcharge will be payable before flight to
cover the additional cost of procedures

MAMRFG

These above socially responsible procedures will apply (where applicable) to members of the RFG, particular attention is drawn to point number 6.

MAMRFG members will be responsible for their own and any passenger’s wellbeing. It will no longer be permitted to use headsets or other personal equipment belonging to MALSA or MAMRFG.

Mid Anglia Light Sport Aviation – September 2020

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