Flying Rules

  1. All fliers using this field must possess a valid, current AMA Membership and present it on demand of any club member.
  2. Flight operations at the field are to start no earlier than 9:00 am and end one hour after dusk but no later than 10 PM. (Noise should be kept to a minimum)
  3. Most pilots use 2.4 Ghz and no frequency clips are required. 72 Mhz or other frequencies must use frequency clips. All CARDS memberships should be alert for any 72 Mhz pilots and remind them of safe practices to ensure no frequency interference.
  4. All club pilots must place their club membership card in the frequency box prior to flying. All guests must place their AMA card in the frequency box prior to flying.
  5. Only those directly involved such as pilots and assistants are allowed in the flight area.
  6. If an engine is to be run extensively, it is to be done in the southeast corner of the pits.
  7. For members to fly alone, he/she must have earned their wings. All students must have an instructor present when flying. Should any pilot demonstrate difficulty flying safely any official club instructor can recommend that pilot needs to re-enter student status until improved skills are achieved.
  8. FLYING OVER THE PIT AREA OR PARKING AREA IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN.
  9. All club members are responsible for removing their own trash. (Take pride in a clean field).
  10. All fliers must follow the pattern if more than one plane is in the air, with any aerobatic or 3-D flying conducted along the north edge of the east/west runway.
  11. All take-offs, landings and flight operations must be conducted at least 60 feet from the pit fence. Except in limited situations pilots should position themselves on the pit side of the fence for safety.
  12. All fliers must yield right-of way to any plane that has a dead engine. All others must clear the landing area immediately. Pilots attempting an engine-out landing should loudly announce “DEAD STICK”!
  13. If the east/west runway is busy, small planes and helicopters are encouraged to use the north/south runway.
  14. CARDS members are responsible for guests they bring to the field. A member may have up to two flying guests per visit, and each guest may have up to three visits before they are requested to join the club.
  15. There is to be no flying during setup or tear down in preparation of club events.
  16. SITUATIONS NOT COVERED BY THESE RULES MUST BE SETTLED BY THOSE CONCERNED. IF THE SITUATION CANNOT BE REOLVED, IT SHOULD BE BROUGHT TO THE ATTENTION OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS. THEY WILL TAKE THE NECESSARY ACTIONS TO CORRECT THE SITUATION.

Common sense and courtesy must prevail at all times. Remember, safety is no accident, it's everybody's responsibility.

Approved April 21, 2020 CARDS Board of Directors

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