Update, as of Sun-14-June-2020 at 1000L
The VA Governor's Executive Order #53, #53 (Amended) and #55 was recinded by Executive Order #61.
Furthermore, the VA Governor's Executive Order #61 was superceeded by VA Governor's Executive Order #65, and then further amended.
While the Governor's orders do not specifically mentioning flight operations of any kind, CEFS will resume full flight operations and all services effective immediately, including Discovery Flights and Recreational Flight Training.
In keeping with the spirit of best practices for the safety of everyone it remains good protocol to:
(1) Wash hands frequently.
(2) Avoid touching face.
(3) Frequently clean working surfaces to the extent practical with disinfecting agents.
(4) Avoid unnecessary crowding of people.
(5) Communicate to us (CEFS) and voluntarily remain isolated from others if one experiences symptoms of illness such as chills and fever.
(6) Our contact number is the proper way to reach our designated business representative for CV-19 concerns.
At the time of this update the Virginia Department of Aviation has made no comment/clarification concerning EO#65.
Know the current status of COVID-19 in Virginia courtesy of the Virginia Dept of Health:Virginia Dept of Health CV-19 Daily Dashboard
Curtis Eads Flight School (CEFS) is the oldest continuously active Title 14 CFR Part 61 flight school in southeastern Virginia.
We are based at Suffolk Executive Airport (KSFQ), Suffolk Virginia USA. We also run a satellite operation at Newport-News Williamsburg Intl. (KPHF) in care of Atlantic Aviation Inc.
What we do:
We offer primary and advanced flight training, aircraft rental and Discovery Flights only to US Citizens under Title 14 CFR Part 91 operational rules.
What we do not do:
Currently we do not conduct sight-seeing flights or engage charter-on-demand business (Part 135 operations).
CEFS is not a foreign pilot-mill and we do not provide instruction to, rent aircraft or offer Discovery Flights to foreign nationals.
A Little History:
Curtis and Ruby Eads started this flight school in 1955 as a family business at what then was called the Portsmouth Airport (now Hampton Roads Executive Airport (KPVG)).
They were are remarkable couple who taught hundeds to fly (including their son Curtis Jr. "Butch") from 1955 until Curtis' passing in 2001. Ruby continued the business until her passing in 2006. The Eads family were favorably well known to the FAA and General Aviation community all over the region.
Curtis was honored by induction into the Virginia Aeronautical History Society in 1996.
We of Aerofeather Aviation Inc., as the subsequent owner/operator of Curtis Eads Flight School moved this business to Suffolk Executive Airport (KSFQ) on Jan-2018 and continue to honor the legacy of the Eads name and reputation for quality aircraft and structured flight training from primary to instrument/commerical/CFI ratings.
While "Giving Wings to Your Dreams" since 1955 our continuing goal is to provide Safe, Legal and Mission Ready Aircraft with Competent Instructors.
We do not only teach you to fundamentally fly safely, we teach you how to travel and integrate into the National Airspace System.
The question remains: Do you see yourself as a safe, qualified pilot? It requires your disiplined commitment to learn and remain proficient.
Our Aircraft Rental Agreement and Training Standards are stringent and require your unreserved diligence to do business with CEFS.
Call us and lets discuss a successful path for you.
Curtis Eads Flight School
1200 Gene Bolton Dr.
Suffolk Executive Airport (KSFQ)
Suffolk, VA 23434
Phone: (757) 465-1692
Our office number is a cell and we respond to text messaging as well.
Please leave a message if necessary.