Taildraggers RC Club / Field Rules

  1. The field is located on private property and we are guests of the property owner. They have been extremely gracious in allowing us to lease a portion of their property for a flying site. ALL conduct should reflect the courtesy and respect due our host at ALL times.

  2. There is a designated route from the gate to the field site. Venturing from this route and wandering around other parts of the property is prohibited.

  3. Members must have their property access decal issued by Kingston Downs management displayed on their windshield at all times while on Kingston Downs property.

  4. All flyers must be current members of the AMA, except for those under the pilot intro initiation program.

  5. Everyone must comply with the AMA safety code as it is written at all times. Safety should be the FIRST priority for all members.

  6. The field is open for flying sun up to sun down. The field may be closed from time to time for other events on the property. Anyone ignoring those closures are subject to suspension from the club.

  7. No alcoholic beverages of any kind are allowed on the premises of the Club Field, either by members, or their guests.

  8. Act in a civil manner towards your fellow members and guests. It is considered a privilege to use the club's facilities; it is not your right.

  9. Non-members are not permitted to fly without a signed "Visitors License" and be accompanied by the member host.

  10. You may not attempt solo flight until an instructor issues you an "Open Pilots" license.

  11. You must stop flying if an officer deems your aircraft, or skill level to be below the standards of safe flight.

  12. Because the vast majority of RC pilots are using 2.4 Ghz equipment today, if you are flying on 72Mhz or HAM frequencies, you must use proper frequency control. This is your responsibility and if you shoot someone down you just bought a plane. Before turning on your 72Mhz or HAM transmitter, flyers shall obtain the correct frequency pin from the frequency board and return the frequency pin when flying on that frequency is completed.

  13. At no time is flying permitted behind the zero line. An aircraft should never fly over or past the flight line on the pilot's side of the runway. Aerobatic flight directly over the runway or in close proximity to other pilots is prohibited. The runway is for takeoff and landing only.

  14. Memberships must be renewed no later than March 1st. Membership Dues are $300.00 per year. Any new member signing up after October 1st will prorated on the following March 1st.

  15. AMA Membership must be current at all times. Any lapse in AMA Membership will automatically suspend flying privilege until renewed.

 

Guest Policy

  1. Any guest visiting the field must be accompanied by the hosting member at all times. If the guest is in their own vehicle, the member should user their gate code to open the gate for the guest. The guest should follow the member to the field site. The member and guest should leave the facility at the same time.

  2. If the guest is going to fly an aircraft, he/she must adhere to all club rules at all times and fly in a safe manner. Any guest who is going to fly should be an accomplished RC pilot and capable of safe solo flight.

  3. Non-member use of the facilities should be limited to 3 times per year at which time the guest should consider joining the Taildraggers RC Club.

 

AMA Club Number 4555


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