Never sacrifice aircraft and skydiving safety.
Everyone visiting at Skydive City must have a face mask in their possession.
Wear face masks on the ground, in manifest, boarding area, and the in airplane.
Maintain six feet distance from others, including at the boarding area and manifest
Avoid holding items held by others.
Refuse to interact with people who appear ill and alert management.
Instructors – refuse to jump with anyone who appears ill and advise management.
No fist-bumping, high-fiving, handshaking or other unnecessary touching.
Loader will provide a squirt of hand sanitizer to help seat belts stay sanitary.
No spectators at Skydive City unless accompanying tandem students.
Everyone should politely inform spectators (who are not with tandems) not to be here – alert management if they do not leave.
Everyone is responsible for safety.
Everyone will sign the attached WAIVER and QUESTIONNAIRE.
Any “yes” responses must leave Skydive City.
Persons from areas of ‘substantial community spread’ to quarantine for 14-days after entering Florida, including Louisiana and the tri-state area (NY, CT, NJ).
No persons in manifest or inside buildings except open air buildings.
Manifest will operate through the window for all transactions.
No team rooms may be used.
The aircraft will be lightly swabbed down between loads with sanitizer with attention to surfaces likely to have been touched.
Masks are MANDATORY on the ground when interacting with persons within six-foot distance or when it is likely that others will come within six feet.
Masks are mandatory on the ride to altitude — except in freefall where they are prohibited as a safety factor.
Persons working the FLIGHT LINE should NOT wear masks – they could interfere with vision. Except the loader should wear a face mask when dispensing hand sanitizer to skydivers.
Tandem & AFF precautions:
PIA does not endorse any chemical product on gear.
Instructors may use a water-damp (not wet) rag to lightly swab down tandem gear.
No Bleach or any other product, including hand sanitizer, on or near tandem gear.
Tandem Instructors – use full face helmet.
Instructors – wash hands prior to and after each customer interaction.
Tandem Instructors – wear a buff or other lower face mask or covering when speaking with and harnessing students – and should request students to do so.
Tandem instructors – on initial interaction with customers, escort them to the manifest bathroom to wash their hands.
Tandem students should not use a jumpsuit.
AFF students should wear a jumpsuit – using the same jumpsuit all day.
Full face helmets for Tandem Instructors – voluntary. One opinion is that in the airplane, if virus gets in the helmet, it stays in proximity to the Instructor. Another opinion is that in freefall helmets prevent student liquid from reaching the instructor’s face. Instructors must make their own decisions to minimize their personal risk.
Videographer and Student should wear a face mask — except: if they take precautions to ensure that the filming is six feet away from each other and others, and others are unlikely to come within six feet, the student is temporarily not required to wear a face mask (but may) and the videographer may temporarily remove their mask so sound will not be muffled.
Manifest safety and responsibilities:
Place barriers between hand and items to prevent direct contact. Barriers may be glove, sleeve of shirt or other piece of cloth or paper.
Manifest: Direct persons to wait outside when 2 people are already inside.
Manifest may accept payments at manifest window – but give priority to persons manifesting.
Periodically, manifest will read the signs about hand washing and risks over the loud speaker.
Loader safety and responsibilities:
Prior to first load and between loads, loader shall use Lysol on rags to swab the aircraft interior.
Prior to first load, loader will swab the metal on each seat belt, including pilot seatbelts.
Prior to each load, loader will clean the bar and the sides of the door.
Loader should ensure that six feet of distance between persons when loading, except tandem instructors will hold the harness of students.
Loader will not permit anyone to enter the aircraft without a face mask.
Keep 6 feet distance boarding the airplane.
Fun jumpers take precautions consistent with government guidance.
In addition to other distancing protocols herein.
Spread out on Moby Deck, in the packing areas, bunker, and on tarps to create six feet of distance between yourselves and others.
Dirt Dive with virtual, distanced touching.
No spectators on the Deck – escort spectators to the spectator area.
Manifest should advise spectators to be in the spectator area.
Government guidance as applied is ambiguous. The FAA has sole jurisdiction over aircraft operations and operations on the airport.
Phase 1 federal non-FAA guidelines recommended 6 feet of social distancing and maximum 10 in a group –except if social distancing is impractical, precautionary measures should be observed. Skydive City has determined that it is impractical to run the Otters with six feet distance and ten skydivers.
Skydive City is implementing precautionary measures which may minimize Covid-19 risk. In deference to those wanting more social distancing, Otter loads available on request with ten slots with a higher price.
Twin Otters will have 20 slots at the regular price. On request, Twin Otter loads will be manifested with a maximum and minimum of ten slots at a higher price.
Precautionary measures in the aircraft:
The door may be opened at safe altitude to encourage air circulation.
Skydivers and students MUST wear a neck buff pulled up over mouth and nose, or other face mask, in the boarding area, in the aircraft (and on exit if exits are in tight proximity – tight exits should be avoided).
A cloth, sleeve or other barrier is recommended to fasten seat belts.
AFTER JUMP PROTOCOLS
Jumpers and staff should go directly home after jumping without making a stop.
They should launder their clothes and wash thoroughly so as not to introduce any inadvertent contamination into the broader community.