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CAA updates guidance on dual flights & training

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has updated its guidance on Dual Flying and Training Flights for private pilots and general aviation.

The guidance comes as the go-ahead to resume dual flights comes into force on 4th July in England.

Public Health England still recommends keeping 2 metres apart under Social Distancing but the guidance recognises that this will not be possible in most cases of dual flights and training flights.

As a result the CAA says pilots should carry out a “Coronavirus Risk Assessment” in order assess the risks of either carrying passenges or students.

The CAA says the risk assessment should consider:

The guidance also says that airports and operators (including Flying Schools) should also carry out their own Coronavirus Risk Assessments to minimise risk of virus transmission.

The CAA says risks should be reduced to the lowest reasonably practical level by taking preventative measures to either eliminate or control the risks.

Other guidance includes advising pilots and passengers to wear face-coverings where possible and minimise contact with other households.

Specific to flying schools, the CAA says they should make use of measures such as telephone booking to ensure the minimal amount of people are there at any one time and calculating the maximum number of visitors that can reasonably follow social distancing guidelines, and limiting the number of bookings at any one time.

You can read the full CAA Guidance (Updated 30th June 2020) here.

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