BoeingBoy wrote:The only caveat was that in no way should the flight be operated in any leisure capacity.
This bit gets to me. I can fly if required for maintenance, but I'm not allowed to enjoy it? Why can't I take the scenic route? What objective difference would this make to infection control?
The same goes for Government COVID-19 GA guidance
which says that "flights, where conducted, must be kept to the minimum duration possible". Why? I get the "should land at the same airfield from which they departed" because this reduces infection risk. But the length of a flight clearly has nothing to do with it.
All this kind of stipulation does is continue to reinforce my impression that the "guidance" is being made up by jobsworths with no basis in law. There's nothing in the law that limits the length of time you're allowed to be outside your home; only the purpose for which you're there. Nor is there any kind of limitation like this in any guidance produced the Government, as far as I can tell, except
for the GA guidance.
I get the argument that we should try to avoid upsetting others, as much as I disagree with it. But it's even worse for this to end up in official government guidance; this kind of motivation has no business there.