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Ravenair DTO / Self Fly Hire Update (2) on Re-Start – Covid 19 – Published 18Mar21

Following our communication on Monday 16th March, We had a productive meeting with the Airport Authority this afternoon and they have agreed to reinstate the daily opening for GA traffic 0900-1500 Local Time subject to the usual weather check prior to the day of operation.

This process and the GA Slot & Flow booking system is hosted and administered by Ravenair as Lead Tenant. Therefore following Government advice DTO operations are expected to re-start at Liverpool on Monday 12th April 2021. This process will be reviewed at the end of April 2021 with a view to continue operations into May 2021.

The Flying School Co-Ordinator will be back on Reception on Monday 5th April 2021. Please hold off making any DTO/Hire (subj check-ride) Bookings until Friday 2nd April 2021 as requests will only start to be processed on Monday 5th April 2021.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Ravenair Flying School.

Regards Ravenair.

 

Ravenair DTO / Self Fly Hire Update on Re-Start – Covid-19 March 2021

Dear Valued Customer,
Once again, we would like to thank you for your patience during these unprecedented and testing times. You will be aware that the majority of Ravenair / LAS operations have continued to operate throughout the pandemic where appropriate.
The UK Government has given a projected reopening date of 12th April 2021 for recommencement of DTO Flying School and aircraft self fly hire operations.
Unfortunately we are currently held back from confirming the re-opening date for DTO / solo hire operations whilst we await a decision from Liverpool Airport regarding the general opening times for the Airport including ATC and Fire Cover. The airport is currently closed for long periods of each day around the small amount of Airline Commercial traffic. We are due to meet with the Airport towards the end of this week (W/C Monday 15th March 2021).
We will keep you all updated as soon as we receive any further information.
Please do not make booking requests at this time as they will block up the booking system.  Again, we will let you know once bookings can be made.
We will send out updates via our website and make other brief announcements via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram etc.
Please note that in addition to our flight training operations we also hope to be recommencing our ATPL Theoretical Knowledge training at the same time and so we are welcoming any enquiries to flyingschool@ravenair.co.uk
Kind Regards
From all at Ravenair and Liverpool Aviation Services.

Ravenair – DTO (PPL / Leisure Flying) Temporary Flying School Closure. Notice re ATO Adhoc/Operations.

Dear Customer,

Again it is with regret that we announce that as of Wednesday 6th January 2021, Ravenair Flying School (DTO) will be closing in accordance with Government Guidelines regarding the National Lockdown (LD3). We will continue to monitor changes in Government Policy and Airport Restrictions.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-general-aviation/coronavirus-covid-19-general-aviation

We would like to stress the importance of not coming to our facility as it will be closed for DTO purposes.

The ATO will continue to operate on an as required/adhoc basis for Professional Training Courses, following COVID secure procedures.

Operations will be co-ordinated by Luke Collister and / or  your instructor taking into account availability of the staff, aircraft, weather and operating times of Liverpool Airport which may change at short notice due to the lack of, and changes to the much reduced commercial airline schedules.

The Co-Ordinator Desk and Flying School Telephone will not be covered/operating during this period. If you have any questions please email them to flyingschool@ravenair.co.uk The email will be monitored on a regular basis by Luke Collister and Kimberly but please do not expect an immediate response.

AOC / SPO / FBO and Engineering operations will continue to operate as they have throughout the Pandemic.

Stay safe and be well!

Regards
Ravenair Flying School

End of National Lockdown ( 2 ) Wed 2 Dec 2020

Inline with government guidelines the DTO Flying School operation will re-open for PPL and private hire operations. COVID procedures apply as before. The ATO and other parts of the business have remained open and operational throughout LD2.

Please note that Liverpool Airport will be operating on reduced RFFS and ATC hours. We are working with the Airport Authority to maximise our flying potential.  Flying School Reception has the planned details. Please check NOTAMS for the Airport to ensure that you have the definitive and most accurate information.

Please contact the Flying School by phone, email and the booking system.

Regards Ravenair

National Lockdown (2) 05Nov2020

Inline with government instructions the ATO – Flying School operation will remain open for Professional Courses.

The DTO operation is now closed for the lockdown period, exceptions may be considered which fall within the government guidelines.

These decision will be reviewed over time inline with government advice.

Other areas of the business will continue to operate as per the previous lockdown due to the nature of the work and supporting commercial aviation activity. These include the AOC, SPO, Engineering, FBO and fuelling operations.

Please email any Flying School questions you may have to flyingschool@ravenair.co.uk

Any other questions should be directed to ops@ravenair.co.uk or info@ravenair.co.uk

Best regards and stay safe! Ravenair/LAS

Flying School Re-Start of Operations Monday 20th July 2020

Dear Valued Customer,

Firstly we’d like to thank you for your patience during these unprecedented and testing times. We have now been able to move forward and generate safety measures for the reopening of our flying school, to members of the public.

Some measures we have put in place can be seen below, and we kindly ask that all of our customers abide by the measures for their own safety and that of our employees. Please note that our FBO Handling, AOC Charter, SPO Survey, PC12/TBM Aircraft and Engineering Departments have continued to operate daily throughout lockdown whilst following UK Government, EASA, Dft CAA etc advice. We have therefore been successful in implementing robust measures to protect our customers, employees and facilities.

Flying School ATO/DTO Operations.

We are fortunate that we have more space available than other Flying Schools and Club facilities, you will however be restricted as to where you can go within the facilities to avoid cross over people and use of doors and associated facilities. You will be restricted to the Flying Portacabins, garden area, flying school ramp area and the toilet facilities adjacent to the Flying School on the ground floor of hangar 2. Access to other areas will be by arrangement and under escort from a member of staff.

·         Customers are to provide and wear, a face mask/covering in communal facilities including moving around our facilities and whilst on-board an aircraft occupied by members of more than 1 household.

·         Customers should provide their own hand sanitizer products and personal dispensers.

·         Customers must bring and use their own High-Viz vest or High-Viz jacket. Customers will not be permitted to share with others.

·         Customers should provide and use their own stationary for planning and other tasks and should not share this equipment (pens, rulers, etc.)

·         We would ask that students and PPL’s provide their own aircraft headset in order to reduce any risk of cross contamination with others.

·         Customers should not bring guests with them into our facilities in order to reduce footfall and therefore contamination.

·         Customers should not arrive for their lesson/booking slot unreasonably early, and must wait outside the school gate or in their vehicles until invited in by a member of staff.

·         Inside the school we would ask that individuals maintain a minimum 2m social distancing separation where possible and follow floor markings and signs where applicable and appropriate.

·         The positioning of the school desks have been changed and we ask, that under no circumstances should customers go behind these desks; this is for your protection and that of our employees. Screens will be fitted to the reception desks.

·         There will be a one-way system in operation between the school gate and the front door of the school as we are aware of the potential for a “bottle neck” area. Please abide by the system in place.

All of the above is there to help reduce the risk of infection from COVID-19 for all of our customers and staff members, and to allow continuous operation once we have reopened. If you have any questions about the measures taken above please email the school in response to this email.

We would also like to take this opportunity to “gauge” customer interest in wishing to return to operations. In order to make various judgments required to help us to reopen successfully we would be grateful if you could reply to this email with either a positive or negative response and also, where possible/appropriate, the course you are on or wish to take.

Please do not make booking requests at this time as they will block up the booking system, Leah will be back at work on Monday 13th July and will make a start at setting up administration, bookings etc. We will send out updates via this medium and make other brief announcements via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Please note that in addition to our flight training operations we also hope to be recommencing our ATPL Theoretical Knowledge training at the end of the month and so we are welcoming any enquiries to flyingschool@ravenair.co.uk

Kind Regards

From all at Ravenair and Liverpool Aviation Services..

Flying School​

Temporary Flying School Closure COVID-19

Dear Customer

It’s with regret that we announce that as of Tuesday 24th March 2020, Ravenair Flying School (ATO/DTO) will be closing to everyone. It is on the advice from UK Government. We will, of course follow advice from our Government and advise you and keep you updated on a regular basis where possible. We would like to stress the importance of not coming into our facility as it will be closed. Some of our other operations will continue to operate until further notice. If you have any questions please email them to flyingschool@ravenair.co.uk Please note the flying school telephone will NOT be monitored during the closure period.See you on the brighter side, stay safe and be well! Regards Ravenair Flying School

Email Comms 6-9 Dec 19

Please be advised that we are migrating our email and server systems to cloud technology over this weekend starting Friday afternoon 6th December 2019 through Monday 9th December 2019.

Any emails during the period should be delivered to the new cloud platform, they will however not be pushed to mobile devices. You may experience a small delay in reply for operational messages.

Please therefore call the relevant department if your enquiry is of urgent an urgent nature. A departmental contact list can be found on our website.

An external email address of rvrops@icloud.com will also be monitored Daily 0800-2000 Local Time.

Thank you for the understanding and assistance.

Regards

Ravenair/LAS

EBACE 2019

We are attending EBACE’19 21-23rd May. If you would like to meet up please call Anthony or Wayne or email info@ravenair.co.uk See you in Geneva, we wish you a successful show.