PLEASE NOTE ALL OF THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE CURRENT BMFA HANDBOOK
NO LITTER IS TO BE LEFT BEHIND
• Any incident which could possibly impinge on the clubs relationship with the site owner is to be reported to a club officer without delay. • There shall be no interference with farming activities. Members are to give way to farm vehicles on the access track • Farm gates are to be left open or closed as found
Cars are only to be parked in the car park area immediately inside the gate. Normally, this is to be to the left of the gate as you enter.
However , in the case of an unfavourable wind direction, and the agreement of all present, cars can be parked to the right of the entrance.
Heavy flight equipment should be transported to the pits area using the hand cart provided. Only in exceptional circumstances, should it be necessary to drive cars onto the field away from the car park and this should never happen when someone is flying. Road vehicles are not to be taken onto the runway AT ANY TIME.
A no fly zone is to be observed which always encompasses the entrance gate, car park, mown path to the runway and the pits area.
The zone is normally contained by a 90 degree segment, radiating from the pits and centred on the gate. However, in the case of an unfavourable wind direction, and by agreement of all present, the 90 degrees may be skewed west or east, provided that there remains at least 20 degrees clearance from the entrance gate and any parked car.
Pits areas are only to be set up along the edge of the runway within the north or east quadrants (see site plan) and in an area at 90 degrees to the flight line. If the wind direction changes significantly, move the pits.
Flight line - Maintain a distance of at least 30 metres (i.e. half the width of the runway between aircraft and the pits during take-off and landing.
Frequency discipline is to be rigidly followed and full use made of the "Parrot Perch" frequency peg system. Do not switch on your transmitter at any time without the frequency peg attached to your transmitter. Put the peg back as soon as you have switched off your transmitter to allow others to fly.
Pilots should locate themselves adjacent to the pits area when flying.
Pilots of hand launched models are still bound by the rules above.
Make sure your aircraft is securely restrained and your transmitter is switched on and correctly set (i.e. for digital transmitters, the equipment is programmed for the aircraft you are flying) before starting the engine.
When starting the engine, ensure no-one is standing in the lateral arc of the propeller.
Always adjust the engine from behind the propeller.
Make sure before flying, that all flying surfaces are moving freely and in the correct direction with respect to the transmitter inputs.
Make all people present aware that you are about to take off. Before landing, shout "LANDING" and if your engine stops, shout "DEAD STICK".
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