COVID-19 Update: Colorado Safer at Home Guidelines for McAir Aviation Operations – (Effective November 20, 2020)

McAir Aviation is closely monitoring developments and tracking information regarding the COVID-19 Coronavirus. We are committed to our aviation community and we will continue our operations and operational procedures in accordance with our county, state and federal governments. We have been taking proactive measures to support the health and welfare of our customers, employees, and the communities where we operate and serve. It is our highest priority.

Effective November 20, 2020, additional aircraft will be available, we will be following all Safer at Home protocols set by Jefferson County and the State of Colorado. Our operations will still be limited, and we will continue to abide by all social distancing regulations.

  • Social distancing will be required, and additional signage will be placed throughout the campus
  • Additional aircraft and simulator(s) will be available, each airplane will be disinfected between each mission. (Aircraft scheduling and availability will be subject to change)
    • Limited to the CFI and Student only (No additional back seat passengers)
    • All scheduled flight operations will be extended additional 15 minutes for debrief and sanitation
    • The campus will not exceed 10% of its capacity
  • Front Desk Operations will be open from (7am-5pm), the Front Desk Dispatching team will proctor all PSI tests and support the after-hour dispatch process
    • Social Distance Required (adhere 6ft distance)
    • All staff, students, visitors, and customers will be required to wear face mask while on on-site (Cloth, Ski Mask, etc…)
    • Hand sanitizer will be available at all entrances
    • Limit the number of Dispatch/Customers to four (4) within the dispatch area
    • Common areas will be closed (Exception will be Progress and Stage Checks, allow DPE / Student or Check Airman / Student (Class/Check Ride Room only), all CFI offices will be closed
    • Employees that can work from home will continue to do so, where applicable
    • Nurse Screening Requirement: Upon entry into the building, all employees/students/customers will be required to participate in a basic health assessment, this health assessment will be administered by a third party medical provider
  • Dispatch/Sanitation Team will be completed full disinfection process on each aircraft daily
    • Operations Team - will wipe down each aircraft between all flights
    • Ongoing – All aircraft will get a complete deep clean and sterilization (interior – wash with sterile soap and water, sanitize, disinfect spray, UV Sanitation will continue each day)
    • Additional steps will be taken during the dispatch, including sanitation cleaning of the log-books and keys between flights
  • Ground Instruction will be completed via Zoom, no in-office instruction
  • PSI Testing Center (FAA and Non-FAA) will remain open, we will have a limit of one (1) testing desk
  • All utilized areas will be cleaned and wiped down 3 to 4 times a day, this will include the front dispatch area, break room, after hour dispatch area, classroom, and simulator room. Including the office area within the maintenance building
  • Full cleaning service and sterilization will be completed by a 3rd party cleaning service – daily
  • Reinforced employee health & safety guidelines, including proper hand-washing & hygiene
  • For all students, customers, and staff…. If you are not feeling well or if you have any symptoms that are indicative of COVID-19, please remain home and refrain from any activity


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