COVID-19 Update



MGC Temporary Operating Rules 6th July 2020 Issue 4(a) 

Other Covid related documents and information are available on the Resources and Downloads page.

24th July 2020

From 4th July the DfT has relaxed the Covid -19 guidelines to allow us once again to fly two seat aircraft.  This is a special dispensation and the 2m social distancing guidelines remain in force, but we are now allowed to resume training flights with mitigations in place.  These mitigations include wearing face coverings in the aircraft if it is safe to do so.

Members – the club is currently only open to members.

Experience Flights, First Flights.  At this time we cannot resume experience flights because of the number of people it would expose our instructors within the confines of a glider’s cockpit.  We are extending the validity of First Flight vouchers for at least the period we are unable to offer experience flights due to Covid-19.  We will re-schedule as soon as we can to suit your diary.

Courses will resume on Monday, 10th of August.  We intend to run courses for as long as there there is demand.

Everyone is asked to sign in with the launch director or supervising instructor on arrival so we have a record of attendance in case of any track and trace enquiries.

Apart from the hangar, toilet facilities and the main clubhouse, all other buildings remain closed.  There is no catering just yet and the bar and office remain closed until we re-open in early August.  We cannot currently use the accommodation block or showers though members are allowed once again to use their caravans.

Regular communication with members is going out by email.

If you are a member and not receiving these emails (there are usually at least two a week) please send an email to the chairman and we will update your details.

If you have any questions or need further information, please contact the Club by email (office@midlandgliding.club).

In the meantime, Stay Safe.