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ginge

Student Pilot
#2
There you go, you had to go and mention Priory Farm. I have been looking at the nice flying day here as well and you have to go and mention one of my favourite drop ins, and I'm not talking about one of my lesser landings. Aah well that's life at the moment.
 

Dave Morton

Cross Country Pilot
#3
There were plenty of aircraft maintenance and essential currency flights in Notts, especially in the GA sector, reckon my engine will need maintenance this week..
 

ginge

Student Pilot
#4
Almost the only thing we see flying here are the twin engine training flight for comercial licenses plus police and ambulance choppers. Situated where we are almost surrounded by the big London airports it is weird to see the almost empty skies, even very few vapour trails.
Meantime our aircraft is stuck in Hampshire awaiting the end of lockdown, can't even go and polish it.
 
#6
I’m losing track: when lockdown ends, if you’re in Tier 2, can you go flying with another person?
I'd humbly suggest we wait until we can read the actual regulations and guidance on the .gov website rather than relying on the news and social media with their rewording and (mis)interpretation.

That said, I hope so; though some of us might be best to wait until we've had a vaccination.
 
#7
The actual regulations that will apply from 2nd December (apart from Christmas) are here
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/local-restriction-tiers-what-you-need-to-know
I think they mean yes as long as you wear face coverings and take care with other precautions.. You have to follow some of the links to dig deeper into the guidance to get all of the picture.
And note that being in tier 2 before lockdown doesn't necessarily mean that you will be in tier 2 after 2nd December. They've said they will tell us about that on Thursday.
 
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Halibut

Cross Country Pilot
#8
The actual regulations that will apply from 2nd December (apart from Christmas) are here
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/local-restriction-tiers-what-you-need-to-know
I think they mean yes as long as you wear face coverings and take care with other precautions.. You have to follow some of the links to dig deeper into the guidance to get all of the picture.
And note that being in tier 2 before lockdown doesn't necessarily mean that you will be in tier 2 after 2nd December. They've said they will tell us about that on Thursday.
Well I guess all we need now is to know how our local airfields, the BMAA and CAA react to it all. At first reading, it sounds like we should be OK flying together if we put on masks and thick foreign accents. That way, no one will know who we are.
 

Halibut

Cross Country Pilot
#9
Well I guess all we need now is to know how our local airfields, the BMAA and CAA react to it all. At first reading, it sounds like we should be OK flying together if we put on masks and thick foreign accents. That way, no one will know who we are.
Our local (spam) club is planning to start instruction again on Thursday
 

BobH

Cross Country Pilot
#11
My planes are SSDR, so I guess I won't need a facemask to prevent spreading germs to myself. That said, when flying the Spectrum I do wear a balaclava, which is like a facemask on steroids, inside my crash helmet and full face visor, but that's to stop my nose from getting frostbite. :LOL:
 

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