The Jersey Aero Club suspended operations during May as a result of the Coronavirus impact on airport activity. A subsidiary company that operated flight training and managed general aviation operations as well as provision of the bar and café became insolvent and went into liquidation.
At a Jersey Aero Club member’s meeting on 22 June a working party presented a vision for a revitalised future. Both the members and the committee have overwhelmingly given their support to develop a proposal to restructure the club.
Since getting that members mandate, the working party has merged into the committee, with a number of new committee members filling casual vacancies created by the retirement of previous committee members. The committee is now working on plans for various aspects of a rejuvenated club including General Aviation handling, hangarage and flight training, as well as the social side of the club. In September, a business plan will be put to members and key partners including the Ports of Jersey. This business plan will set a framework for the club’s future based upon
- strong governance,
- firm financial management,
- clear provision of services to members and
- intent to play an active and developing part in fostering general aviation activities in the island.
Importantly, the committee has, most recently, worked with the Government of Jersey and Ports of Jersey to facilitate the short term location of Jersey’s Covid testing laboratory on a section of the club’s car park. This has enabled the club to demonstrate to those parties its ability to work constructively and responsibility for the good of the island as part of the airport community.
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