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Dual Training and Checks in GA under Government Decrees during Covid19

Old 30th Mar 2020, 11:53
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Originally Posted by andrewr View Post
Dual training at the moment is very unwise. If you have an ill student, the instructor is very likely to catch it and spread it to subsequent students.

Apart from the risk to students and instructors (do you lose your medical if you have lung damage?) and the issue of safe workplaces, this sort of spread could easily add 2-3 weeks to the lock down of the rest of the economy.

From my understanding of the government announcements today, you can probably stop flying altogether and the government will pay you to pay your instructors $1500/fortnight to sit at home and study for their next rating.
Plus the requirement to report your health status to CASA if you hold a class 1 and are unfit for more than 7 days. The risk is not worth the reward.
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Old 30th Mar 2020, 12:13
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Originally Posted by andrewr View Post
From my understanding of the government announcements today, you can probably stop flying altogether and the government will pay you to pay your instructors $1500/fortnight to sit at home and study for their next rating.
That is true, but it won't pay for the revenue (profits) lost as a result of having many aeroplanes (30+ in the case of the larger sausage factories) parked on the apron for the next 6 months. The owners want more than to just be able to pay their instructors so I doubt this will give any of them sufficient reason to suspend their dual operations unless mandated to do so.
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Old 30th Mar 2020, 12:33
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Our School has shut as has the adjacent School at a nearby regional airport. Said airport forbids GA flying now tfn.
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Old 2nd Apr 2020, 01:03
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Originally Posted by covec View Post
Our School has shut as has the adjacent School at a nearby regional airport. Said airport forbids GA flying now tfn.
That sounds like a law suit in the making!
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Old 2nd Apr 2020, 01:31
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Covec - do you mean here in Aus or in the UK? (which is what your location appears to be on PPRuNe...)
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Old 2nd Apr 2020, 03:08
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What if I take the doors off the Auster?
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Old 2nd Apr 2020, 03:28
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All driving instructors must now use convertible cars.
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Old 2nd Apr 2020, 21:10
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If you have your own aircraft, on your own farm strip. Is it still permissible to to go flying solo to do some air exercises above your own property.
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Old 2nd Apr 2020, 21:46
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Originally Posted by Guptar View Post
If you have your own aircraft, on your own farm strip. Is it still permissible to to go flying solo to do some air exercises above your own property.
Is that for “work” such as checking stock and trough levels....? (Wink, wink)
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Old 2nd Apr 2020, 22:45
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kaz..you'll get very cold and dust in yr eyes when you take off...if you dont close them for that bit.
harry w.. never had one to that stage but I did have an instructor that used to discard his phlem over the side quite often. Getting to the opposite side in time was the tricky bit. If you heard a warning 'hoick' in the gosport tube, ,,,get ready !!
And if you have yr own aircraft and go flying solo, checking yr propery. or whatever..what is the medical problem? That the fences not down, windmill not broken, dams full,,, essential business for the farmer.
Air ag going gang busters around here at present, protecting crops etc..
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Old 2nd Apr 2020, 23:32
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Originally Posted by Squawk7700 View Post
All driving instructors must now use convertible cars.
Redundant, they usually drive convertibles with pilot ray-bans to keep the bugs out. That's not breakfast in their teeth when they smile it's bugs.
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