Maine Instrument Flight, like all companies, is concerned with the unprecedented challenge that our nation is facing due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Please be assured that during this time of uncertainty, the health and safety of our customers and our team is our highest priority.
As an FBO, we are considered an essential business and will remain open to those who need us.
To minimize risk while continuing to fulfill your travel and educational needs, Maine Instrument Flight employees will continuously monitor their health and communicate any concerns with company leadership. Due to updated executive mandates from Governor Mills, masks are required in all public areas of the building.
If an employee develops a fever, cough or other symptoms, they will be directed to self-isolate and will be excluded from work until cleared by appropriate authorities. Additionally, employees who suspect they have been exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19 will be excluded from working whether they exhibit any symptoms or not until they are cleared to return to duty. Finally, Maine Instrument Flight will ensure the common touchable surfaces in our office, FAA Knowledge Testing Center, and on our aircraft are sanitized before and after being used. Social distancing will be practiced within the office and FAA Knowledge Testing Center.
Actions for the FAA Knowledge Testing Center
- Temperatures may be taken when the testing candidate arrives at the site. Maine Instrument Flight employees are temperature tested upon arrival at work.
- The testing candidate will either thoroughly wash their hands with soap and water or use the provided hand sanitizer prior to entering the testing center.
- Masks are no longer required in the public areas of the building and gloves are optional. Gloves can be used for the comfort of the testing candidates while inside the testing center.
- Only two (2) testing candidates are allowed in the testing center at any time.
- Individual testing stations have been repositioned to allow for maximum social distancing.
- Each individual testing station is cleaned and sanitized before and after each test by Maine Instrument Flight testing proctors.
Actions for Flight Instructors and Students
- Both Flight Instructors and Students will be temperature tested prior to every ground, flight, and/or simulator lesson. Temperature logs will be maintained at each location.
- If an employee or student is found to have a fever of 100°F or above, and/or if they are showing any potential symptoms of COVID-19 as listed by the CDC (see below), they will be sent home until they can show documentation from a doctor or COVID-19 testing service that states they can return to Maine Instrument Flight.
- If an employee or student has been in contact with someone with a fever of 100°F or above, and/or showing any potential symptoms of COVID-19 as listed by the CDC (see below), they will be sent home until they can show documentation from a doctor or COVID-19 testing service that states they can return to Maine Instrument Flight.
Pre-boarding Actions on the Day of a Charter Flight
Maine Instrument Flight asks you to please postpone your travel plans to a later date if you (or any of your travel partners) believe you may be experiencing symptoms such as a fever or cough, or if you suspect you may have been exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19.
Prior to boarding, for your safety and the safety of our pilots, Maine Instrument Flight will accomplish the following actions:
- Pilots will be temperature tested prior to conducting a charter flight. If they are found to have a temperature of 100°F or above, and/or if they are showing any potential symptoms of COVID-19 as listed by the CDC (see below), they will be replaced by another pilot or the flight will be cancelled.
- Each passenger will be temperature tested prior to boarding. If a passenger is found to have a temperature of 100°F or above, and/or if they are showing any potential symptoms of COVID-19 as listed by the CDC (see below), they will not be allowed to board and the flight will be cancelled.
- Shortness of breath
Or at least two of the following:
- Repeated shaking with chills
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
- New loss of taste or smell
Thank you for being a Maine Instrument Flight customer. We wish you and your loved ones good health.