Flying Rules

  1. Pilots must operate their aircraft in accordance with the current safety rules and regulation as established by the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) in order for AMA Liability Protection to apply.
  2. All persons intending to fly model aircraft must be prepared to show proof of AMA membership before flying. A current AMA license must replace the frequency pin before a modeler is allowed to use that frequency. This rule still applies to those using the new spread spectrum technology (2.4 Ghz channel-less radios).
  3. Modelers will be able to operate radios on any legal frequency designated for use of the control of model aircraft as of this revision and as long as it does not interfere with other flying aircraft. All radios must be narrow band after January 1, 1997 to be used at the S.I.R.S. field.
  4. No Transmitter is to be turned on until the appropriate frequency pin(s) is removed from the frequency board (replaced with your current AMA card) and attached to the transmitter. The channel number for your transmitter frequency should be displayed in large letters on your transmitter. The transmitter must be placed in the impound area when not in use.
  5. All aircraft with engines larger than .15 cu. In. must use an approved propeller made of fiberglass, carbon fiber, reinforced resin or wood, a muffler and spinner that meets with AMA regulation.
  6. Modelers are to refrain from flying over area buildings, the pit or spectator area. You are asked not to taxi into or out of the pit area.
  7. Low pass fly-bys are to be confined to the middle of the flying field and only when no one is on the field.
  8. All persons, especially children, not flying or performing a useful service in the pit area must remain behind the fence or marked pit area. Children are not allowed in the club house unless accompanied by an adult. Junior members are allowed as long as they behave in a responsible manner. Children under the age of 8 must be under adult supervision at all times.
  9. An area on the southwest corner of the machine shed is reserved for engine and tuning sessions.
  10. Helicopters shall use the area of the field opposite the runway in use for fixed-wing aircraft.
  11. When more than one person is using the same frequency pin, the person waiting for the pin may request that the pin surrender possession after 20 minutes of use. The person using the pin is obligated to comply.
  12. When walking onto the field to retrieve an aircraft for any other reason it is considered customary to call out “ON THE FIELD” loud enough that all pilots are aware. Low passes over the field are NOT allowed while someone is on the field.
  13. When a pilot has an engine failure and has to make an emergency landing with no engine running it is customary to call out “DEAD STICK” to warn others that the plane is coming in without power. Other pilots are requested to yield the field to the powerless aircraft.
  14. There will be no alcoholic beverages on the flight line or in the pit area.
  15. Do not park your vehicle on the grass.

We ask that all club members conduct themselves as responsible adults. Think before you act and consider the potentially hazardous consequences that your actions may have. Flying is fun until you have an accident. If we all act like responsible adults we won’t have to make rules that will restrict our fun.