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COVID Airplane Stand Down?

Started by etodd, December 04, 2020, 06:58:14 pm

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etodd

Got word that the FAA is not letting us use the airplanes for the Covid mission? Is this related to our commercial exemption having run out or something else?
"Don't try to explain it, just bow your head
Breathe in, breathe out, move on ..."

PHall

Yes, our exemption was allowed to expire. We have to renew it every two years.
Don't know if it was on the CAP end or on the FAA end.

etodd

Quote from: PHall on December 04, 2020, 09:14:53 pmYes, our exemption was allowed to expire. We have to renew it every two years.
Don't know if it was on the CAP end or on the FAA end.

Thats the old news from a few weeks ago. But we were still able to fly missions under certain circumstances. But it seems that ability just disappeared in the last day or two.

What happened just now?
"Don't try to explain it, just bow your head
Breathe in, breathe out, move on ..."

PHall

Quote from: etodd on December 04, 2020, 09:29:02 pm
Quote from: PHall on December 04, 2020, 09:14:53 pmYes, our exemption was allowed to expire. We have to renew it every two years.
Don't know if it was on the CAP end or on the FAA end.

Thats the old news from a few weeks ago. But we were still able to fly missions under certain circumstances. But it seems that ability just disappeared in the last day or two.

What happened just now?

The system just caught up to reality?  It could be something just in your wing because there's been no changes out here in California. We're still playing target for the F-15's.

SarDragon

The restriction was only for pilots having only a PPC and/or 3rd class medical. Anyone having a commercial certificate and 2nd class medical or above was not affected.
Dave Bowles
Maj, CAP
AT1, USN Retired
50 Year Member
Mitchell Award (unnumbered)
C/WO, CAP, Ret

Eclipse

The exemption was restored today.



SarDragon

Dave Bowles
Maj, CAP
AT1, USN Retired
50 Year Member
Mitchell Award (unnumbered)
C/WO, CAP, Ret