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Standing Rules (revised 8/9/13)
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These rules are established by the membership to help us enjoy our hobby in an orderly and safe fashion. They are for the protection of all persons at the field, and are not meant to limit our fun and enjoyment of flying. Please apply them with common sense.
It is also important to remember that our flying is secondary to the site owner’s commercial use of trail rides and if it becomes a problem for horses, we are in danger of losing the field.
Let’s have fun and be safe!
Article I, General Site Rules
1) Only members and AMA member guests will be allowed to fly. Each guest flyer is limited to 3 times in a given year. A person interested in becoming a flyer may make a limited number of flights with an instructor using a buddy box before becoming a member of AMA or the club.
2) The speed limit for entering the flying site is 5 MPH. Cars must come to a complete stop at designated bridle paths and be alert for trail riders.
3) Spectators must remain in designated Spectator Areas, either behind the Pipe Rail fence or within the fenced Spectator Observation area, unless accompanied by a club member.
4) Children shall not be permitted beyond the Pipe Rail fence unless under the direct supervision of an adult or under flight instruction.
5) Pets must be on a leash at all times and remain within the Spectator Areas.
6) Only pilots and spotters (for which the pilot is responsible) are permitted beyond the Spectator Areas. A spotter who is not an AMA member must return to a Spectator Area upon completion of the flight for which he/she is spotting.
7) Profanity or abusive language is prohibited.
8) Alcoholic beverages and drugs are not allowed at the field.
9) No firearms are allowed on the field or property.
10) Pick up litter, bottles and other trash and carry them out with you.
11) Last person to leave the field, is responsible for closing and locking gates.
12) A Duty Officer will be present on days when there are large numbers of flyers and/or visitors present. The Duty Officer is an active member of SRCF who has volunteered to serve part of a day and shall act as a greeter to those who visit. Specific duties are:
A. Be aware of field activities.
B. Watch for and welcome visitors and show them visitor areas.
C. Encourage members and visitors to use sign-in sheets and see that they have access to other materials.
D. If guest flyers come, check AMA #’s, have them sign Hold Harmless agreements and have an officer or instructor approve their check flight.
E. When an active Duty Officer wishes to fly or leave the field, he shall turn the duties over to another volunteer Duty Officer.
F. The duty officer vest should be worn by the active Duty Officer for identification.
G. All duty officers should be familiar with emergency information such as the location of the first aid equipment, fire extinguisher and address of field if a 911 call is necessary.
Article II, Flying Site Safety and Operational Rules
1) Electric flying only.
2) Members are encouraged to not fly alone but are not prohibited from doing so.
3) No pilot is to operate model aircraft while under the influence of alcohol or while using any drug which could adversely affect the pilot’s ability to safely control the model.
4) All new members shall perform a check-flight with an officer or designated instructor before flying solo.
5) Equipment and aircraft should be inspected and range-tested before being used.
6) Flyers using any frequency other than 2.4 ghz. must use the frequency control board by attaching a clothespin, designating the frequency, on their transmitter.
7) Pilots are to fly from the pilot stations or from a position in line with the stations.
8) Unless flying alone, each flyer shall have a spotter, or a club member multi-plane spotter, to help keep the pilot informed about all situations, especially rules 9 – 17. The person acting as a spotter for a particular flyer does not need to be AMA member but, if not AMA, must return to a Spectator Area when their duty as a spotter for a particular flight is completed. A club member may spot for up to 4 pilots flying at one time.
9) The commercial trail riders have priority as they circle the field. Aircraft are to fly on opposite side of the field from horses, or land immediately.
10) No aircraft shall taxi in the pits or parking area.
11) Take offs and landings should be in the same direction, determined by prevailing wind.
12) Before taking off and before landing, pilots must announce their intentions and hear an affirmative reply from other flyers with aircraft in the air or on the runway.
13) No flying over the pits, parking or park areas
14) Low passes should be made on the side of the runway away from the pilots.
15) If an aircraft is out of control, the pilot shall call out a warning.
16) An aircraft that is dead-stick, or in trouble in any way, has priority on the field and other aircraft must stay clear until it is down.
17) Anyone going on the field to retrieve a plane must wait until the runway is clear and announce, “on the field”. If other aircraft are in the air, they must stay clear of the person on the field.
18) Helicopters, quadcopters, etc. shall use the runway area but shall not fly while fixed wing aircraft are in the air and vise versa. (Let’s take turns and enjoy one another’s flying)
19) These rules shall apply to any and all fliers whether flying alone or with a group.