Flying Site Rules

 
The club has an excellent facility for both land and water based aircraft (i.e. floatplanes, seaplanes, etc.). The two fightlines: Flying Field and Waterfront (Dock) are far enough apart that both can operate independently.
 
Our flying site is presently OPEN FOR THE SEASON!
 
The first 'official" flight this year was on April 9th, 2017, and flying will continue until autumn - weather permitting. Last year, we flew until late October. The site is closed during winter months.
 

General Rules

 
  1. All Flyers must be M.A.A.C. or A.M.A. members. Please be prepared to show your current annual card if requested. Visiting flyers must be accompanied by a club member, unless alternate arrangements have been made.
  2. New pilots must be trained following the club's Wings Program. Pilots new to the club or returning to the hobby may be required to submit to a review by a club instructor prior to flying on their own. Any questions can be answered by a club instructor or executive member.
  3. Flying hours are 9:00am until dusk 7 days per week. Quiet electrics can fly at any time.
  4. Mufflers are mandatory on all internal combustion engines - with proper expansion chamber / baffles etc. (cannot be flow through designs).
  5. In the event you lose your aircraft in the Solar Panel field DO NOT RETRIEVE IT! Contact Craig or Kevin. We will make the appropriate arrangements to recover your airplane.
  6. Please keep your dog properly leashed and controlled. Bring your pooper scooper. You cannot fly and have control of an animal at the same time.
  7. Last person leaving the flying site at any time of day must close and lock the gates.
 

Flying Field

 
  1. M.A.A.C. Safety Code and Safety Guidelines for Field Operation apply. Copies are available from Craig or on the MAAC website.
  2. Use of the frequency control board is manditory for all radios on frequencies other than 2.4 GHz.
  3. The flight line and area of operation are clearly defined,
  4. The Pit area is for pilots, assistants and escorted guests only. Please ensure your guests / children act appropriately.
  5. Use tie downs or an assistant for larger aircraft (30cc and up). The engine MUST NOT be running while transporting the aircraft from starting bench to flightline. 
  6. Maximum of 4 aircraft in the air at one time, not including any floatplanes or small electrics. Common sense should dictate the number of aircraft in the air at any time.
  7. Absolutely NO flying behind the pits or over the field behind the club's property.
  8. Please fly from the designated pilot stations, behind the safety fence,
  9. No flying while field maintenance is in progress.
  10. Vehicles must be parked in the designated area north of the garage after unloading. (Except when float flying).
 

Waterfront Operations

 
  1. A tag must be fixed to the frequency board indicating that the dock area is in use for flight operations. A separate area on the frequency board is provided for this purpose. Members planning to operate from the dock area should prepare a tag or similar to affix to the frequency board before using the dock area.
  2. The frequency to be used must be indicated. It is highly recommended that operations from the dock area be restricted to 2.4 GHZ radios.
  3. Flight operations should not interfere directly with normal operations at the land strip.
  4. Exercise extreme caution when crossing the flight line on the way to the dock area.
  5. Close gate to deck area when leaving to keep geese off of the deck.
  6. Water is shallow at dock, no diving allowed.
  7. The "buddy" system applies at the dock - don't fly alone.
  8. It is recommended that an additional person to act as a "spotter" to ensure float operations do not encroach on land operations.
  9. Parking should be at a safe location.
 

Flying Offsite

 
There are times when club members have an opportunity to fly at alternate flying sites. Examples include: demonstrations, flying from a remote lake or during winter months when the club's flying site is not accessible. The following guidelines must be followed when flying from alternate sites:
 
  • Ensure your MAAC membership is up-to-date (e.g. winter flyers).
  • Permission must be obtained from the property owner before flying.
  • Flight operations must not interfere with other activities at the site.
  • All applicable club safety rules and guidelines must be observed.
  • If there is more than one participant, a method of frequency control must be used. This is not required if all participants are using 2.4 GHz.
  • Use of a spotter is highly recommended.
  • Parking must be at a safe location.
 
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