Melbourne Gliding Club

Operations resume 9 November

08 Nov 2020 17:08 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

We are taking a stepped approach to returning to our operations. This means we are first focusing on getting our instructor team back to currency, then focusing on post-solo pilots regaining currency, and then returning to instructional training for students. We think it might be around a fortnight until we restart training (instructor currency dependent). 

Until 22 November (when another step of restrictions has been flagged by the Premier), there is to be a maximum of 20 people on the flight line at any one time across all three clubs, so that means we are keeping to seven people from MGC. The clubhouse is limited to access for the bathrooms and club equipment. 

Please always adhere to the mask wearing requirements (including when flying with an instructor), the social distancing requirements of 1.5 metres, limiting indoor gatherings to one person per 4 square metres, and cleaning control surfaces between pilots. 

Updated high-level airfield guidelines developed between the three clubs are available here: BMG guidelines for flying operations - 9 November 2020.pdf

Only instructional or solo flying is currently permitted (including flight reviews). Mutual / dual flying is not permitted unless the other pilot is a member of your household. AEFs and passenger flights will not resume at this time while we prioritise member flying and adhere to Victorian Government advice.

We will communicate with you over the coming couple of weeks about when flying is available again and when bookings will open - as it is all dependent on our instructors getting current first. As we return, please be mindful that there will be many people wanting to fly, and to share the available flying around. We'll also let you know when duty teams are restarting.

I'd like to thank everyone for their patience over the past months, and look forward to seeing you at the airfield soon.

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