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UPDATE - 1st January 2021

The Government have issued much stricter precautions for General Aviation under Tier 4. (See below)

Private Hire (Groups and Club aircraft)

The latest directive seems to be quite clear, no “private pilot” flying except in open cockpits. We don’t have any such aircraft and before anyone says it, “a lone pilot in any aircraft could not be more “self-isolated”!! So, yes, we can’t see the point of that.

The Club will continue to monitor “engineering and maintenance” requirements and advise members.

Group Members can still contact the Club on with any concerns regarding use/maintenance of their aircraft even when the airport or Club are closed.

PPL/LAPL Students

After careful consideration of the Directive, Lydd Aero Club and many other schools in the country, have decided that Flight Training cannot continue until an easing of restrictions. Please check these webpages regularly for a re-start.

Trial Lesson Experiences

At this time all Trial Lessons are postponed until release of restrictions. If you have already booked please phone the Club immediately (01797 320734) or email to update. (Lydd Aero Club Vouchers which expire during lockdowns will be extended from the date of re-start)

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): General Aviation

Updated 21 December 2020

Tier 4: stay at home

There are restrictions to GA flying and training flights. You must follow the rules for Tier 4 areas.

Under Tier 4 you must not leave or be outside your home except for where you have a reasonable excuse.

Restrictions on GA activities

Private pilots can only take part in sport or leisure activities where they take place in an aircraft that is open to the air, i.e. not in an enclosed cockpit.

This can be alone, with their household, support bubble, or, when alone, with one person from another household.

This should be done locally wherever possible, but you can travel a short distance within your Tier 4 area to do so if necessary - for example, to access an open space. Social distancing measures should be in place and observed at all times.

GA flying for the purposes of work, where it is not reasonably possible to work or provide those services at home, is permitted. Social distancing measures should be in place and observed at all times.

Flight training for private pilots (i.e. training for leisure purposes) is not permitted as this is not considered a reasonable excuse for leaving home.

Flying training organisations providing training for professional pilots may continue to do so, and students undertaking such activity may continue to attend for these purposes. Social distancing measures should be in place and observed at all times.

Engine health, maintenance check flights, and flights to maintain currency should only be conducted where there is an urgent requirement to do so, and alternative options are not available.

Any flights, where conducted, must be kept to the minimum duration possible and should land at the same airfield from which they departed, apart from where this is outside of the reasonable control of the pilot.

You should minimise time spent outside your home, and if you need to travel you should stay local, and reduce the number of journeys you make overall.

You can visit outdoor public spaces, including parks, beaches, countryside, a public garden, grounds of a heritage site or castle, or a sports facility:

by yourself

with the people you live with

with your support bubble

with one person from another household - only if you are on your own

If you live in a Tier 4 area, you should not travel unless it is permitted by your specific circumstances. You should also consider the public health advice in the country you are visiting.

If you live outside a Tier 4 area, you may still enter or pass through a Tier 4 area to travel abroad if you need to, but you should carefully consider whether you need to do so.

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