Melbourne Gliding Club

Operations update - 22 May

23 May 2020 11:08 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

MGC can have four people ‘flying’ at any one time. We have decided to open booking slots for an AM shift (8.30am – 1.00pm) and a PM shift (1.00pm – last light) starting from Saturday 30 May.

This is for solo flying only. Dual checks, instructional flights, AEFs, passenger flights are not yet available. Instructors retaining currency will have priority. We want to get everyone back in the air ASAP, hence the focus on keeping pilots current to speed up clearing the check flight backlog when we reach that point.

You must book to let us know you wish to fly. Bookings in the system as at 6.00pm on a Thursday will be assessed by the CFI for currency requirements. You can access the booking site for upcoming weekends here.

We are being pragmatic about currency requirements without the ability to do dual checks, but in all cases, the CFI has the final call.

With the two ‘shifts’ please ensure you are following the guidelines above in relation to cleaning touchpoint surfaces between pilots and keeping your distance from the flight line at change over time to limit the number of people to 10.

If there are opportunities for mid-week flying, we will be in contact.

The normal duty roster will not yet resume at this time. If you are at the airfield, please assist. Tow pilots are being arranged on a day by day basis.

So, although there is limited operations, our main messages continue to be:

  • This is not normal operations.
  • Please do not travel to the airfield unless you have booked and been authorised to fly by the CFI (or his delegate).
  • Do not travel to the airfield at all if you have been in known contact of someone with Covid-19 in the past three weeks, or if you have any symptoms at all.

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