Club Rules

FIELD RULES

All members must abide by the AMA Safety Code, AMA National Model Aircraft Safety Code, and Safety Handbook, AMA Safety Handbook, and the following ORCA community-based safety code:

It is the responsibility of all members to assure that persons using the flying field facility are club members or their guests and that all flyers are current AMA or MAAC members. Guests with AMA or MAAC membership will be allowed to fly a maximum of two different times, i.e., 2 days, before being required to become a member of ORCA.

Maximum of four powered model aircraft may be flown at any one time. Additional model sailplanes may be launched with the agreement of all flying pilots.

Do not enter any structure -- all buildings are strictly off limits.

No smoking.

Take your garbage with you.

The field gate is to remain locked. The road gate is to be left as you found it.

It is recommended that 2 or more members be present when flying or operating machinery.


FLOAT FLYING RULES

All members must abide by the AMA Safety Code, AMA National Model Aircraft Safety Code, and Safety Handbook, AMA Safety Handbook, and the following ORCA community-based safety code:

Maximum of four powered model aircraft may be flown at any one time.

A spotter is required.

PFD ( Life Jacket) should be worn when using a rescue boat.


PARTICPATION

All members are expected to be an active and positive force for the successful operation of the club. They are expected when requested to participate in field maintenance and improvement projects or help in special events and to be respectful of DJ Cattle & Land LLC land, fellow members and their property.

All suggestions, questions and constructive criticism shall be addressed to any club officer.


CHECKLIST FOR SOLO FLIGHT

This checklist assures that a member possesses the knowledge and ability for safe, independent flying at any flying site.

  1. Knowledge AMA Safety Code and ORCA community-based safety code
  2. Radio frequency control
  3. Range check
  4. Assemble of aircraft with all control functions operable:
  5. Electrics - turn on transmitter, then connect aircraft battery

    Nitro - start engine, tune and handle aircraft in the pit area

  6. At flight station, communicate intentions to other flying pilots
  7. Taxi to position for takeoff
  8. Takeoff roll, abort and taxi to take off position
  9. Takeoff into the wind
  10. Trim aircraft for straight and level flight
  11. Fly standard airfield traffic pattern, both directions
  12. Fly figure eight pattern in both directions
  13. Conduct slow stall and recovery
  14. Communicate landing intentions to other pilots
  15. Demonstrate approach and go-around
  16. Land into the wind
  17. Taxi back to flight station and communicate intentions of aircraft retrieval to other pilots
  18. Electrics - discount aircraft battery, then turn off transmitter

    Nitro - throttle down and shut down engine

February 2020