SAHPA Statement 2 June 2020

Dear SAHPA Members,

Following from the SACAA General Notice (# PEL-2020/003) a new NOTAM was released Sunday night which now states that all ATOs must submit their processes for approval before commencing training. SAHPA is our ATO. Our designated team has created this approval document however there are few amendments necessary due to the latest NOTAM. We are working non-stop to get this done as quickly as possible and will keep you posted as this develops. For now, there is still no flying permitted. The SAHPA office (Louise) is the central point for liaison and official communication.

To reiterate, there will be no flying under SAHPA’s ATO until the necessary risk assessments have been developed and approved, followed by instructor sign off prior to instruction.  Unfortunately, non-instructional flying under SAHPA’s ARO is closed for now, but we are working on it to try and have this approved as soon as we can.  Unfortunately, tandem instruction is excluded from instruction under the ATO as there are further complexities regarding 1.5 – 2m distancing.

Please see notam below:

B) 2006010000 C)2006301800 EST (A1741/20)

E)

COVID-19:

1)THE FLW GEN AVIATION FLT ARE PERMITTED INCL MAINT RELATED FLT:

A)AGRICULTURAL SPRAYING, SEEDING AND DUSTING.

B)CLOUD SPRAYING, SEEDING AND DUSTING.

C)CULLING.

D)CONST RELATING TO AVIATION.

E)AERIAL HARVESTING.

F)AERIAL PATROL, OBS AND SURVEY.

G)SEARCH AND RESCUE.

H)AERIAL RECORDING BY PHOTOGRAPHIC OR ELECTRONIC MEANS.

I)FIRE SPOTTING, CTL AND FIGHTING

J)SPRAYING, SEEDING OR DUSTING OTHER THAN FOR AGRICULTURAL PURPOSES

AND CLOUDS.

K)ESSENTIAL SER FLT.

2)AVIATION TRG OPS PERMITTED AS PER PART 141 OPR SPECIFICATIONS.

A)NO FULL STOP LDG PERMITTED AT AD OTHER THAN INITIAL POINT OF DEP.

3)SKILLS TESTS ARE ALLOWED, PROVIDED THAT THE EXAMINER OR INSTRUCTOR

IS AUTH BY THE SACAA TO CONDUCT A FLT TEST DRG LOCKDOWN.

4)ALL ABOVE OPS TO SUBMIT COVID-19 PROC TO SACAA FOR APPROVAL PRIOR

TO OPS.

A)COVID-19 SIGNED PROC CHECKLIST FOR AVIATION TRG ORGANISATION OPS

TO BE SUBMITTED TO PERSONNEL LICENCING EMAIL: PEL.Training@caa.co.za

B)COVID-19 SIGNED PROC CHECKLIST FOR GEN AVIATION OPS TO BE SUBMITTED

TO LAUBSCHERP(AT)CAA.CO.ZA.

5)ALL FLIGHTS LISTED ABV TO ENSURE A COPY OF THE NOTAM, ALONG WITH

ASSOCIATED DOCUMENTATION TO BE CARRIED ABOARD THE ACFT.

6)RECREATIONAL AVIATION OPS ARE PROHIBITED, EXC FOR MAINT RELATED

FLT. PRIOR APRROVAL REQUIRED FM SACAA.

Regards

The SAHPA Team