The COVID-19 global outbreak has affected the operations of all flight schools, and GFTS is no different. However, we are continuing to operate under the guidelines and regulations that have been mandated by all federal, provincial, and local authorities.
Flight Training: Students who wish to begin or continue training may do so. While in the airplane, a mask that adequately covers the nose, mouth, and chin is required to be worn.
Aircraft Rental: Renters will still be permitted to rent an airplane. If the renter (pilot) is flying solo, or all of the passengers on board reside in the same household, a mask is not required to be worn. In any other circumstance, the same mandate of wearing mask will apply as it does under Flight Training.
Sightseeing Flights: Sightseeing flights are currently in operation, in accordance with the provisions laid out in the Reopening Ontario Act. Contact us for further information.
Vaccination for Aircrew: All holders of any aviation medical certificate may receive any Health Canada-approved vaccine. Namely, these include the Moderna Spikevax, Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty, AstraZeneca Vaxzevria, and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 vaccines. Certificate holders are not required to contact a Civil Aviation Medical Examiner for permission to receive a vaccine, or update their Transport Canada paperwork after receiving a vaccine. GFTS reccomends waiting for at least 24 hours after receiving a vaccine to re-commence any flying duties.
General Procedure: All persons who enter the GFTS office must wear a mask that adequately covers the nose, mouth, and chin. While in the office, all persons should reduce the number of surfaces and items that they touch to only the necessities. Physical contact, such as handshakes, is not permitted. Hand sanitizer is made available for all persons who enter the office. Between flights, the interior surfaces of the airplanes are disinfected, although persons who board the airplane are still strongly encouraged to wash their hands before and after their flight.
By Appointment Only: All patrons who attend on-site must do so by booking their flight in advance. Persons who are not yet registered with us may contact us to make arrangements.
A detailed COVID-19 safety plan, as required by the Government of Ontario, is available by clicking the link on the right.