Be aware that Coronavirus, disproportionally effects older sufferers. As WestWind's
pilot community demographic fits, well, with the virus' target groups, take steps to
ensure that your health is safe-guarded. This is a serious issue, that can reach
even the most remote of our people.
Santa Ana, California -- 13 March, 2020 -- The United States has declared a Federal
Health Emergency as a result of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic. With this Federal
declaration, sweeping authority has been granted for governmental agencies to take steps
to deal with the contagious viral outbreak. All members are advised to shelter in place
and minimize social contacts to the extent possible. Travel bans are in place between
China and the US as well as Europe and the US. Please understand that this applies to
foreign nationals only. US citizens returning from China and Europe will be screened,
quarantined, and tested where the need exists. Specific plans are being made at this
time. Please refer to the forum thread for specifics regarding COVID-19. WestWind
hopes that all are healthy and safe as we move forward through COVID-19.
Santa Ana, California -- 14 March, 2020 -- International travel routes are being affected
by the closing of boarders world-wide. As well as the United States, the following
countries are closing boarders to non-citizens. This list is partial. The countries listed
are Australia, India, Iraq, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Maldives,
Federated States of Micronesia, Mongolia, New Zealand, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Sri
Lanka, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, United States, and Vietnam. Samoa, Czech Republic,
Italy, and the Netherlands are instituting partial bans. Many of the world's largest airlines
have cancelled flights to China. The situation remains fluid and WestWind is monitoring
needs as the pandemic continues. Monitor news outlets and the CDC for updated information.
President Trump is considering domestic flight restrictions if needed. The US Department of
State has issued a warning that all US citizens should "reconsider travel abroad" as of
March 12, 2020!
Santa Ana Ca. -- 2050Z 11 April 2020, -- WestWind pilots are answering the need for airlift, world wide while the COVID-19 pandemic rages. There is an EastWind event underway in which WestWind Pilots can log credit for world-wide airlift relief flights. Any relief flight undertaken can be considered for flight time under the event. If there is a need, fill it and log it as a EastWind 02-2020 event flight. Awards are coming.