February 2007
MARCS FLYING FIELD RULES
  • DRIVING MOTOR VEHICLES OF ANY KIND ON THE RUNWAY IS FORBIDDEN.

  • VIOLATORS SHALL HAVE THEIR MEMBERSHIPS PERMANENTLY SUSPENDED.

  • FLYING FIELD BOUNDARIES
    1. No flying East of Ridge Road
    2. No flying west of tree line (Visible as you look over the hill West of runway) except beyond the North end of the runway.
    3. No flying over Route 286.
    4. No flying behind the West flight line on Sunday except beyond the North end of the runway.

  • FLIGHT LINE USE
    1. SUNDAY
      - West flight line all day.
    2. OTHER DAYS
      - Flight line least affected by sun location
      - West flight line after 4:00 P.M.

  • FLIGHT TIMES
    1. SUNDAY - 12:00 Noon until dark.
    2. OTHER DAYS - 10:00 A.M. until dark.
    3. FOR QUIET ELECTRIC PARK FLYERS OR UNPOWERED AIRCRAFT ONLY:
    4. Permitted Flying Hours - 8:00 A.M. until dark, seven days a week.

  • FULL SCALE AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS ALWAYS HAVE PRIORITY.

    1. Full-Scale Takeoff
      1. The field owner's Super Cub & other ultra-light aircraft are flown from the field. Before takeoff, they will taxi to the top of the hill (at the center of the runway), turn perpendicular to the runway and rev the engine.
      2. It is important to wave to them to acknowledge that we are aware of their impending takeoff.
      3. They will then taxi back to the South end of the field to prepare for takeoff.
      4. All model pilots flying at the time must land immediately. There will be time to do so after the full- scale plane taxis away from the top of the hill.

    2. Full-Scale Landing
      1. Before landing at the field, either of the planes hangared there will make a pass over the runway at traffic altitude heading perpendicular to the runway above the windsock at the top of the hill.
      2. Again we should wave to them to acknowledge that we are aware of their impending landing.
      3. They will then turn on to their downwind leg on the easterly side of the runway and land from the northern end.
      4. All model pilots flying at the time must land immediately. The landing pattern is long enough to provide adequate time to do so.

    3. Transient Aircraft
      1. We fly on a full-scale airfield, and occasionally experience traffic from full-scale planes at low altitudes.
      2. It is very important to be alert for full-scale aircraft landing, taking off or making passes over the field.
      3. Any member, seeing a full-scale aircraft in the vicinity of the field, is to immediately alert all model pilots. He should indicate the location and direction of the incoming aircraft and indicate any immediate action the model fliers should take.
      4. All model pilots must give right-of-way and avoid flying in the proximity of full-scale aircraft.
      5. All model pilots flying at the time should land at the earliest safe opportunity.

    4. FREQUENCY CONTROL

      1. Transmitters must be placed in the transmitter impound upon arrival at the field.
      2. Transmitter may not be turned on without removing the green pin corresponding to the transmitting frequency and affixing it to the transmitter.
      3. To fly, a pilot must possess both the green frequency pin and a red fly pin.
      4. Frequency pin and fly pin must be returned to the frequency control board and transmitter placed back in the impound when not in use.

    5. OTHER

      1. Do not leave any garbage at the field or place garbage in the flight shack stove.

    February 2007