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Airfield preference

Halibut

Student Pilot
#22
Having just beeen plonked into the newly concocted tier 4 can I change my preferance to having an airfield at the bottom of my garden, at least until things get back to normal.
The way this is going, you’d probably find your house is Tier 2 and the bottom of the garden is Tier 4
 

ginge

First Solo Pilot
#23
I wish, no I'm afraid that we are embeded in Tier 4, now expecting a vunerability letter that, hopefully, will at least stop short of telling us to nail up our doors. Still it brings with it the advantage of shuffling up the list for a jab.
So we are told to stay at home for everything except some specific circumstances, and even with years of practicing bull**** I doubt my ability to convince that a trip to the airfield falls within any of them.
Still judging by past experiance this will bring good flying weather, I only hope that it'll extend to other parts of the country, then at least I can read about other folks flying.
 

DeadStick

Cross Country Pilot
#24
Your Aircraft is a substantial property, Im pretty sure you have the right to go check the security of your property and that it is a bona fide reason to visit (mice can cause safety critical damage, etc)
The actual flying bit, well Im sure that a check flight might be reasonably argued both from the point of view of the aircraft's and Pilot's safety.
Personaly I am not going to fly not because of anything the Expletive deletive's tell me but due to my own judgement as I consider it selfish in the event I should need the assistance of the emergency/health services.
 
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#26
There's not a year goes by when the NHS isn't underfunded, understaffed or over managed but yet they cope admirably when we go flying or ride our motorbikes or drive our cars...
 

PilotPete

Cross Country Pilot
#28
Did I say "people"?:) , actually I just edited out what I called them as in hindsight it was a bit rude, also my apologies for dragging thread into politics
No you didn't but i wasn't joining in with your opinion...
...doesn't answer the question though!
There's not a year goes by when the NHS isn't underfunded, understaffed or over managed but yet they cope admirably when we go flying or ride our motorbikes or drive our cars...
i don't disagree but on those occasions (ie the last 72 years) the NHS hasn't been under the pressures of a pandemic...
 

Halibut

Student Pilot
#29
Can I suggest some of it has to do with being seen to do the right thing so everybody else does the right thing, too? Rather than being seen as a rule-breaker, and attracting flak (rightly or wrongly) for possibly making everything worse. Could it be something to do with the feeling that we're all in this together? A bit like WWII when desperate people felt they were doing their bit by giving up their iron railings. As you know, so much of it was donated that the government couldn't use it all. They didn't tell anyone and simply ended up putting a lot of it in landfill.
https://www.londongardenstrust.org/features/railings3.htm
 

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