Lydd Airport

Kent TN29 9QL


Email: lyddaero@btconnect.com

Phone: 01797 320734

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URGENT UPDATE - 15th   November 2020

The Government announcement of a second National Lock-down on Saturday 31st October 2020 has resulted in the Directive from the Department of Transport copied below.


After careful consideration and in conjunction with Lydd Airport:

Trial Lesson Experiences

At this time all Trial Lessons are postponed until after the latest “lock-down”. If you have already booked please phone the Club immediately (01797 320734) to re-arrange your flight at a future date. Click BACK button to read about extension for Voucher validity.


PPL/LAPL Students

After careful consideration of the Directive, Lydd Aero Club and many other schools in the country, have decided that some Flight Training will continue for those students who are able to attend. Please check with Club before attending.


Private Hire (Groups and Club aircraft)

The latest CAA directive (below) precludes Private Pilot flying for Sport or Leisure. Private Hire bookings are therefore not available during lock-down.


Copied from Gov.uk website

Department for Transport

Guidance

Coronavirus (COVID-19): General Aviation - Updated 4 November 2020


National restrictions and General Aviation

National restrictions are in place in England to reduce day-to-day contact between people and help stop the spread of coronavirus.

Private pilots should not undertake any sport or leisure flying, in line with the requirement to stay at home without reasonable excuse.

General Aviation (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.

We recommend that flight training for private pilots not continue while the national restrictions are in place.

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 and maintenance check flights and flights to maintain currency only, that would otherwise lapse during the planned lockdown period, should only be conducted where there is an urgent requirement to do so, and alternative options are not available. Such flights, where conducted, must be kept to the minimum duration possible and should land at the same airfield from which they departed.



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