- Oct 30, 2003
- Givens Predator
- Total Flight Time
- 2400+ in rotorcraft
It is seldom dead calm at KSMX.Over here we are told that simple non N95 masks only protect others, not yourselfe so if your state regulations do not require you to wear a mask and you are reasonably confident that you are not infected to might omit the mask for teaching. There are also regulations regarding speed of surrounding air (e.g. flow generated by air conditioning) which would allow you to do away with a mask, so if you can do your instruction outside you could also do away with a mask, unless it's a dead calm day.
In San Luis Obispo County where I live with a population of 283,111 there has been one death from COVID 19.
I have been tested and my wife was more recently tested and we are both negative.
We could not find a test for the antibodies.
Most of my clients come from more than 200 miles away.
We suspect we had COVID 19 earlier in the year.
At 70 I am in the high risk category and most of my clients are north of 50.
Flight instruction is considered part of the essential infrastructure in California.
I stopped instructing for six weeks and find I am much happier instructing regularly.
I don’t know how much longer I will be fit to fly and I am certain I will morn each day I missed instructing when I am grounded.
My first student after my shut down was a joy, learned quickly and had fun.
Life treats me well.