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1. All members must observe field discipline and comply with all relevant BMFA safety codes (contained withinmembers’ handbook). All pilots must have “A” certificate to fly solo. Models weighing over 7 kg require pilot tohave “B” certificate.2. The Gate must, at all times be secured with padlock and chain. The last person to leave the field at the end of aflying session is to secure the gate with the padlock & chain. Both padlock clasps to be linked together. Code43523. The pegboard MUST BE USED when more than one flyer is present. The second flyer to arrive is responsible forbringing out the pegboard, and the last flyer present is responsible for putting the pegboard away. When theelectric fence is in use, the first flyer is responsible for taking it down; the last flyer is responsible for replacingand activating it.4. The key fob supplied by the club displaying the flyer’s name
must be hung on the pegboard when the correctfrequency peg is removed. Pegs must be returned to the pegboard after each flight
NO FOB, NOFLY!
It is recommended that any pilot waiting for the peg should deposit their transmitter with the current pegholder. In the event of a person ‘switching on’ without a peg and causing a ‘shoot down’, the pilot of the downedaircraft will be due recompense from the offender
Pilots using the 2.4 GHz system must hang their key fob onone of the designated hooks marked 2.4GHz.5. All pilots must observe the established flightline and must stand on the road or pits side of the strip, dependanton wind direction.
Under no circumstances must a model be allowed to overfly the main road
.The areabetween the strip and the road is considered to be “DEAD AIRSPACE”. Models must not be flown towards theroad at low altitude; special care must be taken if landings have to be made from the direction of the main road.Pilots must agree between each other on the day with regard to the landing direction. All pilots must
clearly &loudly call landing and the direction of the landing. The pilot is responsible for ensuring alarm is raised if plane islost during flight.6. There shall be no taking off, landing or overflying of the pits/car parking area, there shall be no flying of modelsbetween the strip and pits area. All power models must be launched from the strip - glider pilots will sound awarning when a glider is to be launched using a winch or bungee.7. All IC powered models should be started in the pits area
Models should only be taxied out from beyond thepegboard. Models may be taxied back towards the pits but only to the pre-determined area which is clearlymarked, Helicopter pilots must use designated area for hover only practice.8. Any person bringing children, guests or vulnerable persons to the flying field is responsible for their safety.9. Particular care should be exercised with children & vulnerable persons; they must be supervised at all times.Your attention is drawn to the club policy relating to children & vulnerable persons, ( Please refer to page twoitem 19,
this document )10. Any guests or visitors intending to fly their own models must be BMFA members and have proof of theirmembership.11. Dogs must be kept on a lead or contained within the owner’s vehicle.12. All models are subject to random safety spot checks, which will be carried out by a committee member or clubinstructor. If a model is considered in their opinion to be unsafe to fly, or does not conform to the club rules, it willbe grounded until rectified. Radio transmitters will also be subject to random checks for frequency tolerance.13. Cars to be parked in an orderly fashion in the designated area, with due regard to the take off/landing path, carsare to be parked on the hardcore area by the gate when the field is waterlogged
or if otherwise instructed to doso by a committee member.14. A model restraint must be used at all times whilst engine is started or running in the pits area.15. Mobile telephones are not allowed on the flight line at any time. Mobile telephones should not be within onemetre of any transmitter. If use is absolutely necessary, then it
should be used, well away from the pits area &preferably within the user’s car. Be aware that visitors may carry mobile telephones & they must be made awareof this safety rule.16. Flying times: No more than 4 aircraft from anywhere on the field can be in the air. No I/C powered flying is tocommence before 10am or after 8.00pm(addition 16i = Thursdays and Saturdays flying is permitted to 9.00pm),however quiet electric or silent flight is permitted at any time. No flying any type of aircraft between 1.00pm and2.00pm on a Bank Holiday or the Sunday of that weekend. Pilots are encouraged not to fly far away.17. All powered aircraft are to have a suitable spinner or domed prop-nut installed; the only exception to this is shockflyer type aircraft. Lock nuts are recommended to be used on all four stroke engines.18. Special care must be exercised before during & after the charging of ALL types of batteries, with specialattention to the charging of lithium based batteries. It is strongly recommended that ALL charging takes placeoutside of the vehicle, wherever possible batteries should be removed from the airframe prior to charging.