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SIRCM FLYING SITE SAFETY RULES – PDF Download

  1. SAFETY shall be the primary consideration in all events and circumstances.
  2. When you are flying, keep your eyes and ears open. Be aware of what is happening on the ground and in the air.
  3. No person shall attempt to start an engine or fly a model while alone at the flying field!
  4. Pilots must not be under the influence of drugs or alcohol when flying.
  5. Spectators are welcome but must remain in designated areas.
  6. Flight boxes and models being prepared for flight shall be restricted to the pit area.
  7. All airplanes must be identified with the owner’s name and address or AMA number.
  8. All models must comply with AMA safety requirements.
  9. All new models and models repaired after major damage shall be inspected for structural integrity by a qualified instructor prior to flight.
  10. All radio equipment must be ground range checked before the first flight of a new or repaired model.
  11. When starting engines, plane must be properly restrained.
  12. When running engines in the pits, keep bystanders away from the propeller’s arc.
  13. Do not aim prop wash at other modelers or their models.
  14. Taxiing from the flight boxes and tables (pits) to the runway is not permitted. Models must be carried or rolled to the flight line from the pits.
  15. Taxiing back to the pits is not permitted
  16. Takeoffs and landings must be made from the runway in a direction into the wind.
  17. Deliberate flying behind the safety line (orange fencing) is prohibited. Also, no low passes in close to the flight line
  18. There will be absolutely no flying over Costco, over the adjacent baseball field, over the entrance to roadway or beyond the tree line to our right towards Richmond Ave. MULTIPLE INFRACTIONS WILL RESULT IN THE PILOT BEING GROUNDED FOR THE DURATION OF THE DAY.
  19. No models should be flown above an altitude of 400 feet.
  20. No person shall stand on the edge of the runway while aircraft are in flight.
  21. If your engine should stop in flight, shout “DEAD STICK” to alert fellow pilots of your impending landing.
  22. A landing aircraft has the right of way over an aircraft taking off.
  23. A “dead stick” aircraft has the right of way over all other model aircraft.
  24. In any case of model malfunction in the air (radio or mechanical) promptly announce the problem in a loud voice to alert others of the problem.
  25. Any person wishing to enter upon the runway to retrieve a model shall previously announce their intention to the other fliers.
  26. Restarting of engines on the runway is not permitted.
  27. Fixed wing aircraft and rotary winged aircraft shall not fly at the same time.
  28. A correct pattern, according to wind direction shall be adhered to. All flyers must comply with the pattern direction & procedures. When wind is from the left, we fly clockwise. When wind is from the right we fly counterclockwise.
  29. When a flight is completed, pilots flying on 72MHZ must return their clothespin to the frequency board, and return their transmitter to the impound area.
  30. Safety Marshals, Instructors, and all SIRCM members are authorized to enforce the AMA Safety Code, SIRCM Flying Site Safety Rules, and SIRCM Flying Site Operational rules. Pilots will be grounded for recurring safety violations.
  31. Models will yield right-of-way to full-size aircraft. If a full-size aircraft is spotted approaching the field, SHOUT IT OUT.
  32. Stereo headphones are not allowed while flying. A single earpiece in one ear is permissible.
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