COVID-19 – Coronavirus Phase 5 Guidelines for Locally Based General Aviation19th June 2020
Effective from 00:01 Saturday 20 June 2020
General Aviation aircraft owners and pilots continue to be permitted to operate their aircraft as follows:
Recreational Flying and GA Maintenance Flights
- All flights within the Bailiwick of Guernsey should be arranged in accordance with normal flight planning procedures and training requirements.
- All flights will be operated within the current published operating hours of Guernsey and Alderney Airports. Airport extensions are not available.
- Aircraft must have a valid airworthiness certificate (CofA, Permit or Permit Flight Release Certificate) before flights can take place. (Reminder – Aircraft operated on a Permit to Fly also require an exemption from the DCA to be operated in Channel Islands Air space).
- Aircraft owners and pilots are required to continue to follow the current public health guidelines.
- Surfaces and objects that are touched regularly should be frequently cleaned and disinfected thoroughly using appropriate products and equipment on board the aircraft. Pilots are no longer limited to the frequency and duration of flight although the restrictions to leave local air space remain.
All Bailiwick of Guernsey based aircraft may take off and land at either Guernsey or Alderney Airports.
Local aircraft may also perform approaches and touch and go’s at Jersey Airport subject to providing a minimum of 1 hours’ notice to Jersey Air Traffic Control and ensuring that an appropriate rescue plan for the pilots and passengers is in place should the aircraft experience a requirement to divert to Jersey.
Aircraft Maintenance Ferry Flights
Ferry flights are permitted for the purpose of aircraft maintenance subject to the following conditions:
- All ferry flights are subject to Guernsey border control requirements and, as such, the Port Critical Worker Scheme application process must be followed.
- Further information is provided as follows: https://www.airport.gg/criticalworkertravel
- All ferry flights require prior permission a minimum of 2 working days using the published ‘Prior Permission Required’ (PPR) process.
B3: Paragliding and Hand Gliding
Paragliding and Hang-Gliding activities may resume in accordance with current, established arrangements and procedures.
Picture: Guernsey Airport.