Primarily for general aviation discussion, but other aviation topics are also welcome.
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#1835987
@CloudHound it looks very much as though the CAA will come to your (and my) rescue.
There will inevitably be a bow wave of demand for instructors from 12 April 2021; instructors have been enabled to stay current during lockdown to help facilitate the return to GA flying. To smooth out the inevitable demand for examiners in the coming weeks and months, we are working on an extension to General Exemptions Nos 1416 and 1418 until the end of July 2021.

http://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/33/Saf ... 021009.pdf
#1838380
Just had an Email from the aeroclub wrt flying in the current "Lockdown".

As I suggested on another thread, only if you live within 10km of the aerodrome can you fly your private aeroplane or a club aeroplane solo for circuits/within 10km of your home…BUT, our instructors are allowed to fly with any aeroclub member regardless of anyone’s distance away from the aerodrome and then there is no distance restriction for the flight and PPL training can continue!!

So…anyone want to explain the logic of someone 11km from the aerodrome not being allowed to go there and fly solo in their own aeroplane, ‘cause well, they might spread C19…yet our instructors can fly with everyone in the aeroclub (wherever they live) for as long as they like, anywhere they want, ’cause y’know, instructors are invulnerable to C19 and can’t spread it at all…

What a complete joke this 3rd french “confinement” is…

Regards, SD..
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By Red
#1840419
Missed the first few windows of opportunity Here in Wales and was getting pretty despondent about the whole flying lark
Just got up for an hour this morning first time since November, Aah now I remember ..isnt flying just great :D
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#1840439
Interestingly, I was listening to Magic FM earlier and one of their presenters, Nick Snaith, was asking listeners 'what are you most looking forward to now that we're coming out of lockdown'; to which he quickly followed up to say he was a pilot himself and was looking forward to doing some circuit-bashing at the weekend:

https://twitter.com/nicksnaith?lang=en

While I accept might not be in the same league as the Kardashians or Beckhams, we could use a high-profile advocate of GA!
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Red wrote:Missed the first few windows of opportunity Here in Wales and was getting pretty despondent about the whole flying lark
Just got up for an hour this morning first time since November, Aah now I remember ..isnt flying just great :D

Wales was looking particularly lovely this morning as I cruised across just after sunup. In fact everywhere was lovely, sunny, almost warm and Birmingham were particularly helpful - giving me two overhead transits right through their zone and saving me a detour.
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