To protect the health and welfare of Wolverine Skyhawk Club Members, the club officers found it necessary to create guidelines for all members and the community as well.
Until further notice, we are asking spectators to avoid visiting our flying site. This is out of abundance of caution and to protect you as well as our members.
Any member that feels ill at all should stay home or seek medical attention.
Events posted on our calendar are all tentative. We may leave them up for now, but check back before planning anything, as we will make an effort to officially cancel each event at least a week in advance.
Covid-19 Suggested Guidelines for WSH Flying Field 4/9/20
Cancel “in person” Club Meetings until further notice. Investigate meeting Online using Skype or Zoom.
Remove the picnic tables from the shelter and lock them up so as to remove a surface that could harbor the virus.
Suggest members bring their own chair and either keep chairs >6’ apart or keep them at their vehicle area. Maintain social distancing at all times.
All club members shall refrain from touching another member’s equipment such as transmitter, aircraft, chargers, batteries, etc..
Members should refrain from handshaking, hugging, high fives, or other touching of others.
Members should furnish their own disinfecting spray, and spray any surfaces that they may touch or that others may have touched. ie: Frequency pins, trash cart lids, trash receptacles and/or bags, porta-jon door and contact surfaces, benches in pit area, etc. ( I don’t see a way for the club to furnish sanitizer as it would likely disappear as soon as we set it out.)
Club should have signage made up:
Due to Covid-19
Club Members Only
Beyond This Point
Our Guidelines and CDC? Guidelines shall be posted with shelter notices
We should cancel any events until we get “All Clear” from Gov’t entities.
We should try to avoid having more than 10 people on site at any time. (CDC Guidelines)
All Club Members shall abide by and enforce these guidelines and any orders from Gov’t entities that may supersede these.
Anyone performing Field Maintenance such as mowing, runway repairs, etc. should wear PPE such as gloves, and/or sanitize any contact surfaces.
If and when we do have a meeting, one person shall take attendance rather than pass around clipboard and sharing a pen.
This is guidance I found from AMA and Michigan Office of Governor:
From AMA Headquarters:
Regularly clean and disinfect railings, tables, charging stations, and other surfaces.
Provide soap and water and/or hand sanitizers that contain at least 60% alcohol and encourage handwashing.
Practice social distancing not only at the flight line, but in the pits and other areas.
If pilots or members have symptoms or feel sick, encourage them to go home or seek medical attention.
Discuss the importance of handwashing, limiting close contact, and other preventative measures at pilots’ meetings, during announcements, and through signage from the CDC.
From Gov. Whitmore Executive Order 2020-21
Individuals may leave their home or place of residence, and travel as necessary:
To engage in outdoor activity, including walking, hiking, running, cycling, or any other recreational activity consistent with remaining at least six feet from people from outside the individual’s household.