Friday 01 May 2020
Owners and operators of General Aviation (private) aircraft are now permitted to fly their aircraft in local air space for maintenance flights and engine health flights, provided they comply with the new guidance.
The new conditions approved by the Committee for Health and Social Care are as follows:-
SECTION B: General Aviation
General Aviation aircraft owners and pilots are now permitted to operate their aircraft in local air space for maintenance flights and engine health flights subject to the following conditions:
- All flights are arranged with a minimum of 24 hours' notice through their appointed fixed based operator or the Guernsey Aero Club.
- All flights require prior permission with a minimum of 24 hours 'notice using the published PPR process.
- All flights will be operated within the current published operating hours of Guernsey Airport. Airport extensions are not available.
- Aircraft owners and pilots must continue to adhere to the strict social distancing rules currently in place.
- The aircraft pilot may only be accompanied by persons permanently residing at the same address or, where the aircraft is sufficiently large to maintain social distancing, with one other person from a different household.
- Pilots are limited to a two-hour period of flying every 7 days and are not permitted to leave local air space.
- All flights are required to take off and directly land back at their airport of origin.