REND LAKE RADIO CONTROL CLUB, INC.

 

FLYING FIELD RULES

 

Updated May 1 2022

 

 

1.  VEHICLES AND UNLOADIing


A.  Back vehicles up concrete drive to shelter to load or unload, then drive back towards parking lot.  Do not    

      block driveway.

 

 

2.  GENERAL PUBLIC CROWD CONTROL

 

A.  The public will be welcomed at all times with the following restrictions:

     1.  Spectators will not be allowed on the runway or in the adjacent planted fields.

     2.  Spectators should not be allowed in pit area unless invited and accompanied by a club member at all times.

 

 

3.  FLYING MODEL AIRPLANES

 

A.  Only fixed wing radio control model aircraft will be flown at club fields.

B.  Frequency control will be used at all times and a frequency control board with pins will be provided.

C.  Transmitters on 72 MHZ will be kept in an impound area with the frequency control board.

D.  Radios on 72 MHZ MAY NOT BE TURNED ON unless the correct frequency pin is on the transmitter.

     1.  It’s the responsibility of the pilots to know who is on their frequency and share the pin.

     2.  All transmitters on 72 MHZ and frequency pins should be returned to frequency board when not in use. Transmitters on 2.4 GHZ do not have to be kept at the frequency board.

E.  Communications:

     1.  When in place for take-off or on landing approach, the pilot must inform the others present of his intentions LOUD enough for everyone in the area to understand and acknowledge.

     2.  If possible another member on the ground will view the ground area after the pilot has announced “landing” and notify the pilot of the runway condition. “Clear” means it is safe to land. If persons or planes are on the runway, go around until safe.

F.  There should be no flying behind an imaginary line extending north and south from the pilot stations to the end of the field in both directions. This means no flying over pits or spectator area.

G.  Mufflers will be required on all aircraft at all times. Engines that are not designed for mufflers are exempt.

H.  All pilots should stand behind pilots stations and stay 15 feet apart when flying.

I.  Visitors may fly three times before they must join the club.

 J.  A north or south take off should be made from the centerline of the grass runway.  The centerline shall be defined as a line running north and south, 20 feet east of the petro mat, You may use the petro mat for takeoff and landing, but ALL low passes will be made down the centerline of the GRASS runway. 

K.  When more than one person is flying, everyone will take off and land in the same direction. This will be determined by the direction of the wind.  If a pilot has a problem, such as a dead engine, he will announce so and may land in either direction.

L.  Under normal flying conditions, there will be a maximum of 5 planes in the air at once.

M. Consideration will be given to a member test flying a new model.  He may request all other flying stop for a reasonable period of time.

N.  Club members must be able to stop the engine of all their models with the transmitter.

 

4.  NEW FLYERS OR VISITORS

 

A.  Any new person with a plane shall receive a warm welcome and all the assistance possible.

B.  A new flyer who says he is a competent flyer and able to control his aircraft shall be permitted to, only after an aircraft      inspection, notification of flying rules, and an instructor to stand by him on the first flight.

C.  New planes:

     1.  All new planes shall be inspected in a pre-flight test by two club members prior to flight.

           a. Check radio installation and range check radio.

           b. Check mechanical condition of plane.

           c. Check all flying surfaces for proper attachment and direction of controls.

 

D.  Instructor shall give pilot ground instruction and test fly model if student is incapable.

E.  New flyers (students) shall not be allowed to solo fly their planes until authorized to do so by a flight instructor.

F.  Members under the age of 15 shall be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.

 

5.  SAFETY

 

A.  This section should be covered previously, but safety shall prevail over any rule! If it is not safe to do, or if there is a        question, DON’T DO IT!!!

B.  No alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs of any kind will be allowed on club fields. Any person who is under the influence of such, WILL NOT be allowed to fly.

C.  Any model that has been crashed, repaired or modified shall be inspected by two experienced Club members before it can be flown again.

D.  Any time a buddy box system is used for training, two experienced Club members will confirm that all control surfaces are moving correctly on the slave transmitter when the trainer button is pushed on the master. This will be done before the first flight. The Instructor Pilot will check on following flights.

 

6.  PIT AREA

A.  Airplanes, gear, chairs, etc. shall be at least 5 feet away from transmitter impound to allow easy access.

B.  Area must be cleaned of all garbage.

C.  Airplanes must be pointed EAST, away from pit when starting.

D.  Low flying is allowed EAST of center line of runway only.

E.  Flyer must put AMA card on radio frequency board and remove the pin and put on their radio before flying.

F.  No radio on 72 MHZ may be left in car when not in use.

G.  Aircraft will not taxi west past fence (toward pit area) after landing.

H.  When starting model:

         1.  They will be held by another person or a restraint.

         2.  Once engine is started, the starter/pilot, will go to the rear of plane / prop arh 

               to make any and all adjustments.  This shall go for anyone helping the pilot also.

                                 State Law prohibits smoking on College grounds