Safety and Field Rules

Amended 09/11/2010

Only members are authorized to use the facility. The guest of a member may fly on two occasions in the company of a member who is responsible for the actions of the guest. Guests must be a member in good standing of the AMA or the Canadian equivalent.

Pilots, aircraft owners, and handlers must use the frequency pin system (this includes 2.4 GHZ users) Club membership cards shall be used to denote a frequency in use. 72 MHZ transmitters will display the appropriate channel number.

Courtesy dictates a 15-minute flight limit when frequency is being shared.

Unauthorized transmission, which causes an aircraft to crash, shall result in the repair/replacement of the downed aircraft by the offending party.

Aircraft landing have priority over aircraft taking off. Dead stick landings have priority over ALL other runway activity, if announced.

All pilots shall stand in one of the flight boxes located in front of the pit area. (Maximum number of planes flying at the same time is limited to five (5) with non-interfering frequencies.) A flyer that loses control of their aircraft will announce the condition so others present can take appropriate action.

ALL aircraft must comply with the Academy of Model Aeronautics safety code and must have identification as required by the AMA. This shall include but not be limited to the owner’s name and address, or AMA number.

Members are to keep guests out of the pit areas unless invited and supervised by a member. Members may request any guest who causes a safety hazard to leave.

An effective muffler or tuned pipe is required for all two-stroke engines. All four-stroke engines will be muffled as required.

Due to potential hazards involved, AIRCRAFT ARE NOT TO TAXI OUT OF OR INTO THE PIT AREA.

Flying on the inboard side of the field is dangerous and is to be avoided.

Caution: WATCH FOR, AND GIVE WAY TO FULL-SIZE AIRCRAFT FLYING OVER THE FIELD THAT MAY ENCROACH ON OUR AIR SPACE.

FLYING OVER THE PIT AND PARKING AREA IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED AND GROUNDS FOR DISMISSAL.

There will be NO FLYING while work is being performed on field (mowing, fertilizing, etc.).

Common sense and respect for fellow member’s equipment shall govern all activities. ALL violations shall be reported directly to the Safety Officer.

Immediately report incidences to any club officer.

ALL members are responsible for enforcing and abiding by the rules.

ALL members using the flying field are responsible for POLICING AND REMOVAL OF THEIR OWN LITTER.


Field Rules

NO FLYING BEFORE 9 A.M. OR AFTER SUNSET MONDAY THRU SATURDAY AND NO FLYING ON SUNDAYS. FLYING OVER OR BEYOND PHILLIPS ROAD OR BENES ROUSH ROAD IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED. ANY MEMBER WHO BREAKS THIS RULE WILL HAVE THEIR MEMBERSHIP TERMINATED. THERE IS ZERO TOLERANCE ON THIS RULE.
Do not throw rubber bands or cigarette butts on the ground for safety of livestock.


THIS COLOR INDICATES ABSOLUTELY NO FLYING.

FLYING OVER OR BEYOND PHILLIPS ROAD OR BENES ROUSH ROAD IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED. ANY MEMBER WHO BREAKS THIS RULE WILL HAVE THEIR MEMBERSHIP TERMINATED. THERE IS ZERO TOLERANCE ON THIS RULE.


THIS COLOR INDICATES OVER FLYING AND DOWNED AIRCRAFT RETRIEVAL WITHOUT PERMISSION IS PERMITTED.

WE GENERALLY FLY IN A COUNTER-CLOCKWISE PATTERN DUE TO THE EAST WINDS, AND THIS AREA IS USED TO SETUP FOR LANDING.

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