Last monday ASI board created two subcommittees; one for reopening criteria
and the other for rules for operations and facility use that reduce the
risk of transmission of COVID-19. Reports due soon.
A ray of hope should come from the fact that NCSA is starting restricted,
single seat ops out of Byron under the Bay Area's new shelter in place
rules. These rules have eased restrictions on Outdoor Activities. In
particular, Outdoor Activities now include "Use of shared outdoor
facilities for recreational activities .., including, but not limited to,
golf courses, tennis and pickle ball courts, skate parks, shooting and archery
ranges, and athletic fields, must comply with any restrictions on access
and use established by the Health Officer, government, or other entity that
manages such area to reduce crowding and risk of transmission of COVID-19".
Although they didn't specifically call out glider ports, we are a
recreational activity that uses shared outdoor facilities.
Contra Costa Airports (Byron is one of them) has rules posted that reduce
crowding and the risk of transmission of COVID-19, NCSA has created
complementary, glider-specific rules that that ensure the same for our
operations. We believe our resumed, restricted ops are in compliance with
the new shelter in place regulations.
If Nevada similarly eases restrictions on Outdoor Activities it well my
lead to prompt resumption of flying at ASI. Finger crossed.
That said, we pesky Californians will need a change to the current 14 day
quarantine period for folks coming into Nevada from out of state :-0 .
Maybe I could quarantine at ASI in the RV......
Hope to see you soon!
On Wed, Apr 29, 2020 at 8:00 PM Brian S. <bfstvns@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Not sure when we will be able to fly again with the shut down. The FAA has
at least offered us some relief on flight reviews.
Single place flying at Minden and Hollister continues while we are
Brian S. YS