Your HEFA Executive have been continuing to focus attention to the safety of our members, their families and to the public in general. We have established a "COVID Return to Flying" procedure which is meant to formally support the safety of our organization and to align with Public Health requirements. Traceability is a significant portion of that plan and was specifically requested by the NS Government Agency. I would like to thank those who have been sending emails to log their activities at our fields but I do think that we could have been more rigorous in this aspect as well.
As a result of the latest announcements yesterday, we feel that there is no option other than to suspend flying under the HEFA umbrella for the foreseeable future. There is a gathering limit of 5 people both indoors and outdoors. We've tried to consider alternatives and ways to make this work but all are fraught with possible issues in exceeding these limits from either our members or from the public in general. As an organization, we need to follow the intentions of the newest restrictions and certainly that is with public safety in mind and eliminating gatherings.
From https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20210422005: We recognize that this suspension comes at a time when the weather is improving and which very much aligns with times for enjoyable outdoor flying - typically with our HEFA friends. But - at least for the next while - these activities will need to be suspended under the HEFA umbrella until further notice.
Please reach out should you have any comments at HalifaxElectricFlyers@outlook.com.
Thank you - and be safe!
- President - Brian Gray
- Vice President - Chris Hodgkinson
- Treasurer - John Liddard
- Secretary - Chris Hodgkinson
- Director - Bill Foster
- Director - Gary Foster