Alert Level change and what it means for WAC
It’s with some relief to find ourselves (and most of the country) back in the New Zealand Government’s Covid-19 Alert Level 2.
Kia kaha to those in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland who remain in Alert Level 4!
As outlined by the CAA’s guidelines for operations during the Alert Levels, this means that Wellington Aero Club finds itself in the fortunate situation where we can return to flight status and training can resume under the following conditions for pilots, passengers and visitors in general.
There are new rules that need to be observed. They include:
- Masks must be worn inside the club
- Masks are at your discretion on training flights. It's best to talk to your instructor about it during your briefing and/or follow their lead. However, masks have been tested in flights and they work well
- If you are on a solo training flight, the mask is not required
- Sign-in is mandatory at the club and hangar. There are heaps of QR codes in the office. Use the sign-in sheet for those who do not have the app.
- Members who have been to a place of interest as stated by MOH should not enter the premises
- Members should not come down to the club if they feel unwell
General hygiene reminders
- Members who are at and beyond the circuit training phase need to supply their own headset, lifejacket and hi-vis vest.
- Pre-circuit and trial flight punters will be supplied club headsets etc with a strict cleaning and rotation system.
- Only come to the Club for bonafide purposes eg, admin, groundwork, flying lessons etc. Social activities can resume in Level 1.
- Passenger are to wait outside until their flight is ready to commence ( pre-flight complete, documentation/signout etc complete)
The Wellington Aero Club Executive Committee is continuing to monitor the situation and will react as required based on advice from the Ministry of Health or Government and will keep members update.