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Southern New Hampshire Flying Eagles RC Club Safety Rules

As of August, 2001

The Southern New Hampshire Flying Eagles RC Club is an AMA-sponsored club and operates according to AMA Safety Rules. In addition, the following safety rules and practices are to be followed when flying at our flying site(s). The intention of these club safety rules is a) to maintain the highest level of personal safety for all members, guests, and spectators, and b) to keep our aircraft in good flying condition and to prevent unnecessary damage to them.

General

  1. Frequency clips that cover the frequency number must be put on the frequency control board prior to turning the transmitter on. Each frequency clip must contain the pilot’s name. It is also a good idea for the clip to contain the channel number, but this is not mandatory.
  2. When your frequency clip is not on your channel on the frequency board, the transmitter must be OFF and put in the Radio Impound or placed safely inside the pilots vehicle. Use of the Impound is a generally good practice, and is encouraged for all pilots unless weather conditions make this impractical.
  3. No take-offs or landings from the pit area.
  4. No more than 4 (four) aircraft in the air at any one time. (Helicopter hover area doesn’t apply)
  5. Only SNH Flying Eagles designated instructors shall give or supervise flight instruction at any SNH Flying Eagle’s field.
  6. All pilots are required to fly from designated areas on the flight line or hover area.
  7. These Safety Rules may be amended by majority vote of the Officers.

 

Personal Safety

  1. All flying must take place in front of the safety fence and the indefinite extensions of this fence in both directions. This means no flying over or behind the pit area, spectator area, or parking area.
  2. Never taxi your aircraft in the pit area.
  3. Never walk from the pit area to the flight line carrying an aircraft running at full throttle. (exception: engines with no throttle)
  4. When going onto the field to retrieve an aircraft, announce your intentions loudly to all pilots on the flight line.

 

AMA Safety Rules

 

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