FIELD RULES

01 Apr 2013 11:11 AM | Marshall Henley (Administrator)

 Updated January 9, 2013

  1. Only members and guests of the Saint Louis Radio Control Flying Association with current Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) membership cards are permitted to fly at this site.
  2. Pilots shall not fly new or rebuilt model aircraft until the aircraft has been inspected and approved by two other club members.
  3. Only narrow banded Radio Control systems are permitted to operate at this flying site and all pilots will have completed a successful radio equipment ground check before the first flight of a new or repaired model.  (It is suggested that each day prior to flying, ground checks are conducted and that prior to each flight transmitter/receiver function be verified.)
  4. All piston engines are required to have a muffler.  All engines except turbines shall not exceed a sound limit level of  96 decibels (measure from 25 feet perpendicular to the aircraft on a hard surface). Do not rip the prop.
  5. All NEW Members are subject to a proficiency test.
  6. Takeoffs, and Landings are to be permitted on the paved or grass runways only.  Taxiing out to the runways is permitted, provided it’s past the white lines at either end or center of the taxiway.  Pilots must stand at a pilot station.
  7. All helicopters must be carried to and from the runway or hovering area.  All hovering shall be conducted in a designated hovering area and forward pattern flight is not permitted from the hovering area.
  8. Positively no flying over the pilot side of the runway, pit area, spectators or parking area.  Landing out of pattern is permitted only in cases of emergency.
  9. Low altitude, high speed passes are only permitted beyond an imaginary line represented by the outer edge of the asphalt runway.
  10. 72MHz, 27Mhz, 50 and 54 MHz Operation:
    • All pilots must display the proper numbered frequency on the transmitter and your membership card must cover the corresponding frequency number on the frequency control board when the transmitter is in use.
    • When not in use, transmitters or their removable modules must be placed in the impound.  Prior to removing a transmitter or module from the impound area; the membership card must be placed over the frequency number.  When sharing a frequency, a transmitter’s on time is limited to twenty minutes.  After this, the frequency must be surrendered and the radio returned to the impound.  After replacing the transmitter in the impound area, the membership card should be removed from the frequency control board. 
  11. 2.4GHz Operation:
    • All pilots must place their membership card on the 2.4GHz pins of the control board when flying.
  12. Regardless of the operating frequency, no more than six aircraft are allowed to fly at one time.
  13. Piston and turbine engines are not permitted to run before 9:30AM.
  14. The Official AMA rules and regulation shall be applicable to all flying activities at this field.  In situations where specific guidance is not provided, sound judgment and common sense shall prevail.
  15. Repeated failure to comply with these rules and regulations by any member may result in termination of their membership in the Saint Louis Radio Control Flying Association pending a hearing by the Board of Directors of this Association.  Process begins with a letter issued to the offender, member signs and returns the letter. Second infraction mandatory suspension or expulsion from SLRCFA to be determined by the SLRCFA Board of Directors.
  16. If other people are flying, the established pattern must be followed.  Takeoffs and landings will be all in the same direction unless the wind changes and all pilots agree to reverse the pattern.
  17. All dogs should be on a leash when brought out to the field in accordance with St. Louis County Ordinances.


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