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Comments for Rules & Guidelines

The time has come for an evaluation of the club and field Rules and Guidelines. There have been several comments lately about the fact that some may be outdated and need updating. The addition of the jets and other fast aircraft coupled with the fact that we have grown quickly with many new members. This has brought about the need to go through this process.

 

To do this we have opted to:

  • offer a comment section for a period of time,

  • organize a Rules & Safety Committee,

  • have them present recommendations to the board,

  • the board will make any additions/changes,

  • present to the general membership for approval

This process does not happen overnight,, so bear with us as we grow and update to the benefit of all the members. 

If you do not know what the current rules are here is a recap: note that the new "whistle" warning for sailplane take-offs needs to be added.

FLYING SAFETY “RULES” 1/01/22

 

SAFETY COORDINATOR is responsible for monitoring the flying to keep things safe. The safety coordinator may deputize other members to be a safety presence for the SC's absences. If you see an unsafe practice, please talk to the safety coordinator, one of the deputies, or a club officer. If this isn't possible, please politely, privately talk to the person about the unsafe situation.

 

  • On both the runway and pad, call out “on the field”, “taking off”, “landing”, and “clear”. Make these call outs loudly so that you communicate with the rest of the pilots. Call out “heads up” if you're losing control of an aircraft that could come close to people.

  • The runway is mainly for fixed wing planes, but may be used by heli's and quads. Minimize the time you tie up the runway. Get behind the flight line and keep your aircraft flying north of the runway. Be aware of other aircraft.

  • The pad is for aircraft (quads, heli's, DLGs, 3D planes) flown close in. Aircraft flown from the pad ideally fly to the west. If you do fly across the runway at low altitude, call out “crossing runway”. All aircraft, regardless of altitude, shall not fly behind the red pilot’s safety line. The exception being drones under "RTH" (return to home) function may cross the pilots line temporarily until such time as the aircraft self-lands or pilot regains control.

  • Flying over cars or behind the spools is reckless and must be avoided.

  • Drone pilots are encouraged to remain a safe distance and altitude when near the Red Rock sign and people nearby.

  • Sailplane landings take precedence over powered aircraft.

  • Visitors who are AMA members may fly on two visits as a guest of an LVSC member. Those who are not AMA members must fly with an AMA certified Introductory Pilot Instructor. The Introductory Pilot Instructor is responsible for filling out the AMA paperwork before flying

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