• Where can I find this state’s “stay at home” or “shelter in place” order?
There are no known mandatory travel-related restrictions at this time. 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
  • 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.”
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.
Additional recommendations:
  • 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. 
  • 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

Posted by AOPA Announcements on Apr 27, 2020 3:55 PM EDT