Published on April 18th, 2020 | by Mark Dwyer0
IAA Clarify Advice to General Aviation Operators
NOTICE TO: General Aviation Aircraft Operators
Operators and Pilots are reminded that the Public Health Measures introduced by the Irish Government on the 25th of March 2020 are applicable to all individuals regardless of their mode of transport. These Government measures require that except for essential service providers, everyone else in Ireland has to stay at home, only going out for a few key reasons, such as shopping for food or for exercise within 2km of your place of residence.
In keeping with these measures, aircraft should not be operated unless the movement of the aircraft conforms with government advised exceptions. As a rule of thumb, recreational or private transport flights should not be undertaken in the State. Any such, unnecessary flights in the State are considered to be the same as unnecessary journeys by car and may therefore be subject to a law enforcement investigation. Additionally, it is possible that any unnecessary flights that experience an emergency situation may divert emergency services from other necessary tasks.
There are exceptions for some workers in key essential services but for most people, the rule is simple: Stay at Home
Essential service provider information can be found at www.gov.ie
Detail of the Public Health Measures can be found on the Department of Health website www.gov.ie