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...and a not-so-cheery note

Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:02 pm
by garfieldingram

Re: ...and a not-so-cheery note

Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:17 pm
by Tim Wood
The SOSA decision appears to be a bit hasty to me. My vote would be to defer any such decision, and then, decide month by month.
Tim

Re: ...and a not-so-cheery note

Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:56 pm
by Miguel Londono
I will be quarantining myself inside EKV and maintaining 150' from everyone, but tows will be available. Can also help move gliders around but will keep my distance from the wingtip.

But on a serious note lets all pitch in positive ideas ONLY on how we can start and maintain an operation as soon as flyable. I realize others have closed and there are documents, podcasts etc about it. Maybe it means solo flying only with ground briefings for licenced pilots. Or privates only i dont know. But maybe we can find a way and process unlike others.
For towpilots we have dealt in the past with a lack of a two seater and were able to start and operation. So far TC has not shut us down...
what a better time to stay isolated than being in the air in a glider...we are going to be this way for the long run this year..


Miguel.

Re: ...and a not-so-cheery note

Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:06 pm
by Charles Petersen
That's the attitude, Miguel.

For a thorough level of caution, perhaps a disinfectant spray and masks during spring check flight. Stan and I did each other's a few weeks ago in the 500, so if we can figure out acceptable measures we are qualified to begin.

And maybe work gloves for wing runners? Pocket spray bottles of Lysol?

Re: ...and a not-so-cheery note

Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:35 pm
by tom fraser
Seems far too early to decide on anything drastic. We do have contact with each other but for the most part it is not like we are enclosed in a tight space together with dozens of others. Lots of time for these issues to play out and hopefully enjoy a good Summer...FLYING !

Re: ...and a not-so-cheery note

Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:39 am
by Bruce Bishop
Several of the flight school portions of most airports have shut down or restricted to rental only.

Re: ...and a not-so-cheery note

Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:49 am
by Gabor Bodor
I am ready to tow and fly gliders with proper precautions (disinfecting controls inside the cockpit and avoid personal contacts - handshakes, etc).
It is too early to make such kind of drastic decision (stop flying should not be the answer for this challenge).
I support the idea of continued operation but we must diligently restrict classroom activities and group gatherings (club dinners etc.) initially with a continuos evaluation of the situation.
Gabor

Re: ...and a not-so-cheery note

Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:34 pm
by Rainer Zimm
INDEED!

Judge for yourself YSA members ~

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Re: ...and a not-so-cheery note

Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:38 pm
by Rainer Zimm
INDEED!

Judge for yourself YSA members ~

PS: The simplified chart is for those of you that got your degree in PHILOSOPHY with no "Mathematics" component ~ Just say'in....

Re: ...and a not-so-cheery note

Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:41 pm
by Mark Lightfoot
Very hasty decision and acceptably defeatist. A number of professionals have mentioned it could blow through in a couple months like other flus do. It may be prudent to delay preseason activities for a month and review. I plan on being there a lot once the conditions allow operations and hope to get towed regularly. My goal is 75 - 100 hours this year. I challenge other members to fly extra hours this year to help generate revenue to keep the club going.