The MIDWEST R/C SOCIETY
AMA Charter Club 711
Northville Township, MI, USA
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Revised and Adopted March 2013
Flying Field Rules
To ensure a safe and enjoyable flying environment
Flying site located at 7419 7 Mile Rd., Northville 48167
1.1 Fliers must provide proof of AMA, AMA Park Pilot, or MAAC membership. Provisional Student pilots may only fly specific aircraft, designated by their primary flight instructor and reported to the head flight instructor, without direct pilot supervision. Student pilots and visiting pilots fly flights under the supervision of MRCS "Pilot" members.
1.2 Pilots, student pilots and guest fliers must abide by the field rules and AMA safety code.
1.3 All members are considered safety officers and must ensure safe field operations.
2.0 FLYING PROCEDURES
2.1 Internal combustion powered flying is permitted only after 8:00 a.m.
2.2 Internal combustion powered aircraft are restrained, started and run with the exhaust directed towards the runway.
2.3 RESTARTS ARE ALLOWED ONLY IN THE PIT AREA.
2.4 Model aircraft must not exceed 98dBA measured at 9 feet. Excessively noisy aircraft are brought to the attention of the pilot after the plane lands.
2.5 The runway must be kept clear expect for takeoff, landing and retrieving. The pilot calls "ON THE FIELD" entering the active runway and "CLEAR" when the runway is clear. Observers are recommended.
2.6 Dead stick landings have precedence. The pilot calls "DEAD STICK" to alert others. Landing aircraft have precedence over takeoffs.
2.7 Landings, takeoffs and taxiing are permitted ONLY on the north side of the safety net. Takeoffs, including hand launches, begin on the north side of the runway centerline. Takeoffs that change direction and head towards the pilot line and pit area, MUST be aborted.
2.8 ALL AEROBATICS (INCLUDING LOW FLY-BYS) are executed north of the centerline of the cut runway.
2.9 The Fly Over AREA is south of the north tree line and north of the safety net.
2.10 The control line circle is maintained for control line flying.
2.11 Launch equipment set-up is at the up wind end of the runway area not obstructing the main part of the runway.
2.12 Pilots must stand behind the safety netting.
2.13 Except for 2.4GHz radio systems, all FCC authorized single frequency transmission radios for model aircraft require the use of a frequency pin. The pin is removed from the frequency board, member's current membership card inserted, and ONLY THEN may the transmitter be turned on. The frequency pin is returned after the flight. Pilots using the 2.4GHz frequency place their current membership cards on the frequency board.
2.14 A flier repeatedly showing an inability to control an aircraft, or otherwise demonstrating unsafe flying habits, is reported to the field safety officer using the Safety Incident Report form.
2.15 Only five aircraft are permitted in the air at one time.
3.1 FLYING IS PERMITTED ONLY WHEN THE MOWING CREW ARE FINISHED MOWING ANYWHERE ON OR AROUND THE FIELD OR THE FIELD IS NOT BEING HAYED.
3.2 Members may have flying guests up to three times per year. Members are responsible for their guests.
3.3 Engine break in or testing (run-up for extended periods) must be done near the southeast corner of the mowed parking area, away from the pits and pilots.
Other Important Information:
Spectators are welcome, but must remain south of the frequency board unless specifically invited to a different location by a MRCS member.
Non-AMA members may take introductory flights only with AMA designated Introductory Pilots.
A FIRST AID BOX AND FIRE EXTUINGUISHERS are stored under the eaves of the frequency board. A Club Officer should be notified of any equipment needing replenishing.
Local emergency treatment centers are posted on the frequency board.
The Safety Incident Report form is located in the club forms box at the frequency board.
It is a best practice for helicopters and fixed-winged aircraft to not share the air space above the runway at the same time. An agreement between the helicopter pilots and fixed wing pilots at the field should be worked out so that each type of aircraft gets equal amounts of flying time.
If the control line circle is not in use, small electric helicopters and ultra-lite foam electric planes may be flown in the circle. Ultra-lite planes and helicopters may not be flown in the parking and pit areas.
MRCS officers or flight instructors must validate a new member's flying proficiency and safe model operation before "pilot" status is granted on their membership card.
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