- Where can I find this state’s “stay at home” or “shelter in place” order?
Colorado's stay at home order expired on April 26th and is now in phased re-opening under a plan called Safer at Home. More information can be found here:
- Does the state’s order provide any specific exemptions concerning aviation activities?
- Is there any interpretive guidance available concerning aviation activities?
- Who can I contact to request clarification or additional guidance?
Jill Hunsaker Ryan, Exec Dir, CO Dept. of Public Health and Environment (303) 692-2011 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Additional notes:
While not explicitly addressed in the Order, the official Colorado State Web Portal critical business lists includes “Flight Schools, only for military purposes and FAA-required pilot proficiency and currency activities.” https://covid19.colorado.gov/stay-home-except-essential-needs
In email correspondence, state officials have stated that “While not explicitly addressed in the Order, flight schools in Colorado may remain open specifically for the purpose of providing FAA-required flight proficiency and currency activities, but may not provide elective routine flight instruction.”
- What other resources should I consult before deciding to fly?
Check with local governments (counties, cities, etc.) for any additional restrictions.
- Pilots are reminded to carefully check all NOTAMs before flight and be alert for ATC service reductions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Pilots should also contact the Airport Manager prior to departure/arrival to confirm availability of services.
- Additional airport information can be found by contacting your state department of aviation and your FAA Regional Airport District Office.
- AOPA cannot provide legal advice or legal opinions on State restrictions. Members are encouraged to contact the AOPA Pilot Information Center at (800) USA-AOPA for the names of AOPA Legal Services Plan Panel Attorneys licensed to practice in your state.
- AOPA recommends following all guidance provided by the CDC and state and local officials. Stay up to date on the latest COVID-19 impacts to General Aviation at this AOPA web page.