The health and welfare of our staff and students is of utmost importance to our organization. Social distancing is one way to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Therefore, effectively immediately, AFI has implemented new procedures for flight training and refueling. AFIs business hours during this time will be Mon-Sat 8AM-6PM. AFI will slowly be accepting new students at this time. Rental Flights are not permitted at this time.
Arriving at AFI
AFI's lobby will be closed to the public until further notice. Only scheduled students will be permitted on the premises during this time. When arriving, please proceed to the front door, effective 5/11, the side gate will not be used for entry. Students will need to be "buzzed" in by pressing the doorbell, then holding the "talk" button, state your name and reason for visiting at the main entrance. Before arriving, please complete THIS questionnaire, NO MORE THAN 1 hour prior to arrival. This questionnaire must be completed prior to every lesson. Those without a completed questionnaire may be denied access to the AFI campus.
During Your Flight
At the direction of management, all flight instructors will be wearing N95 masks as well as gloves to prevent the spread of the virus. Gloves are available for students upon request. Masks must be worn while on AFI premises. Those without masks will be denied entry. All training flights will end 30 minutes prior to the end of the block to allow time for sanitation of the cockpit for the next flight. For students utilizing AFI headsets, rest assured that they are disinfected at the start of our operating day as well as after every use.
At this time, we are asking that pilots remain in their aircraft. AFI Line Service personnel will refuel aircraft at the Self-Serve rate while these policies are in effect.
Lesson debriefs will once again be conducted in the AFI classroom or Pilot Patio. During the debrief, aircraft keys, AFI headsets, etc. will be returned to the office by the instructor or office personnel.
AFI will accept Cash, Check, or Debit/Credit Cards. We highly encourage our customers to place a card on file at this time.
AFI highly recommends that individuals that are at higher risk for complications from COVID-19 refrain from flight training at this time.
Higher risk groups include:
Older Adults (65+)
Individuals with compromised immune systems
Individuals who have serious chronic medical conditions like:
In the meantime, we are hoping that these changes and other precautions will aid in slowing down the spread of COVID-19 and that you and your family remain healthy. If you have any questions, please feel free to call, email, or reach us on our social media platforms.