Outdoor activity (walking, hiking, running) is allowed as long as social distance is observed.
Solo flying either for fun or practice does not seem to be 'essential', and is also not a direct 'outdoor activity', however, is needed to maintain proficiency, keep currency, and as long as it is solo, still observes social distance.
It seems though that with the current ruling (which may not be detailed enough on the flying aspect) does not allow for flying, even solo, at all.
Can AOPA get this clarified or discuss this with states/cities enforcing this?
If your flying is "essential", say, because you need to maintain proficiency/currency (I'm not giving training right now, but I do need to stay proficient/current), or you're doing a COVID-19 support flight, or it's job related, or something like that, it's not prohibited. People have been flying right along, although most everyone I know is doing it solo or with someone with whom they share living quarters. You might also want to wipe down the self-fuel equipment before using it, or stay 6 feet from the line crew. But I don't see a $100 hamburger as being "essential", not to mention airport restaurants are largely closed and hamburger is getting scarce.
FWIW, I've been out at Salisbury (SBY) several times to fly solo for proficiency (and to keep the the oil clear and the rust out of the engine) and to clean my plane (with nobody else in my hangar or within 6 feet of me). The Wicomico County Sheriff's deputies aren't patrolling the T-hangars, and Salisbury Tower isn't asking why you're flying.
Thanks for the reply. I just started flying about 3+ years ago, at age 58. Something I always wanted to do. Our club has been good as it allowed me to enter aviation at minimal cost. I enjoy AOPA and my Foreflight, and looking forward to getting back in the air, before I become a "Rusty Pilot."
I recently spoke to a member of the Airport Board and was told that the FAA had not grounded GA. Seems to be a lot of traffic moving around, so I don't thing getting back and forth to the airport would be a challenge.
While it is true that the FAA hasn't grounded anyone, the fact that "a lot of traffic [is/seems to be] moving around" on local roads doesn't mean there are no state or local restrictions on leaving home. Please do check your local information sources on that score. Some states have said aviation is an essential service, but would recreational flying qualify? I suppose that if you fly professionally, say, as an instructor, you could make the argument that maintenance of your proficiency is essential even if you're not training anyone right now. But that argument might harder to make if you don't fly professionally.
In addition, shared airplanes like those in your club have risks of contagion. See the following NBAA and AOPA recommendations: