CONDITIONS OF USE 

 
  • Pilots are advised that all operations and movements at Easter Airfield are at their own risk and discretion.​

  • Pilots must make their own decision on whether to use Easter Airfield.

  • The airfield may not suit your aircraft type and all pilots must conduct their own safety assessment prior to landing or departure.

  • By visiting Easter Airfield, visitors accept full responsibility for their own and others safety for the duration of their visit.

  • Easter Airfield does not accept any responsibility for your safety or the safe keeping of your valuables, vehicles or aircraft at any time during your visit.

  • All movements at Easter Airfield must be recorded in the movements log located in the control hut.

  • Easter Airfield does not warrant or guarantee the condition of the airfield surface or its suitability for landing, driving or walking.

  • Any hull damage suffered at the airfield shall be considered as the responsibility of the handling pilot exclusively.

  • Easter Airfield assumes that you have made yourself aware of the likely risks. If you have not done so and cannot demonstrate suitable safety checks and subsequently cause damage to the land, reputation and others at the field, you will be held personally liable for all direct and indirect costs.

  • Be aware of aircraft with running engines. Rotating propellors are virtually invisible and can cause devastating damage. Do not approach any aircraft without  qualified pilot instruction.

COVID-19 ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS

 

We realise that many pilots have been missing flying and are very keen to get into the air.

At present (31 May 2020) there is confused messaging around GA recreational flights in Scotland, but it is our expectation that it will follow the phase 1 guidance in England which specifically permits flying subject to a set of rules. As our airfield is open, we can see no reason or obligation to seek specific permission and potential denial for flying to and from Easter Airfield. Certainly, the default position observed is that pilots are adopting the English position without specific permission being granted for GA recreational flights in Scotland.

 

Therefore, for the sake of clarity, usage of Easter Airfield during the phased easing of lockdown in Scotland is subject to crews following the set of rules below :

  • Crews of visiting aircraft must remain within the airfield boundary while on the ground.

  • Social Distancing will need to be observed at all times. This means remaining 2 metres from other crews.

  • When parking aircraft, please leave 4 metres minimum between wing tips to allow safe access between them.

  • Crews flying into Easter must either be solo or from same household.

  • We are strictly PPR. This is a standard requirement at Easter.

  • Please ensure that you and your passenger(s) have no symptoms of Covid-19. It goes without saying that flying while unwell is a big issue for flight safety irrespective of Covid-19, and we don’t want any spread in Easter Ross, so make sure you follow the Government advice on self isolation.

  • Fuelling: No fuel is available at Easter Airfield.

  • Hand Sanitiser stations will be available in and around the club house. 

  • We recommend all pilots carry their own sanitiser with them for use as they move about Easter Airfield.

  • We have wide open spaces at Easter so please remain outside at all times. The Garden area has well spaced bench seating, but please ensure that you follow the 2m social distancing if using the benches.

  • The Club House is generally not available for visiting crews during the Covid-19 restrictions.

  • The toilet facilities are available. Only one person to access the facilities at a time. All users must queue outside, 2m apart. Wipes are provided and all surfaces that have been touched must be cleaned after use.

Most pilots won’t have flown for over 10 weeks. It’s understandable that we may all be a little rusty. Before you fly, make sure you do the following:

  • Check the CAA Safety Advice & Tips from CAP1919.

  • Familiarise yourself with our Pilot Information. In particular, usage of Safetycom and joining instructions.

  • Familiarise yourself with the Inverness Radar and transit of the Inverness airspace.

  • Familiarise yourself with our noise abatement requirements.

Easter Airfield is located in Easter Ross, Scotland

 

Easter Airfield,

Easter Rarichie Farm,

Fearn,

Ross-shire IV20 1XH

Any questions? Call David Munro on +44 7967 715 304

 

email : dhmunro@me.com

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