Club Rules

Ayr & District Model Flyers Safety Rules TIME \@ 26 January 2011

Ayr & DistrictModel Flyers club operates within the safety rules and advice detailed in the Scottish AeromodellingAssociation and British Model Flying  Association safety booklet. The rules that follow are peculiar and specific to the ADMF flying site and our use of it.

 

Critical Rule

Any airborne object carrying people (Aeroplanes. Helicopters, Hang Gliders,whatever) have the right of the sky. Models must never be allowed to conflict with them in any way.

Areas

Access

Access to the flying strip will be by the access road. Driving on the grass parallel tothe road is not permissible.

Pits Area

Models and equipment must beparked in the pits area.

Models must be taken back to the pits area immediately after landing.

No model should be taxied into orfrom the pits area.

Models should be restrained and positioned facing away from cars with a 12 footwalkway between cars & planes

Car Parking Area

All vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Flying Box Area

Only those persons actively engaged in flying or instructing should stand in the designated flying box.

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed atthe flying site.

Mobile Phones

Mobile phones at the flying site can only be switched on when no transmitters are switched on. Mobile phone transmissions can interfere with synthesised transmitters (BMFA safety bulletin No 6 refers).

Children(under 18 years)

Junior members shall only be treated as club members at the flying site if accompaniedby a parent or guardian. They will require to be supervised at all times. If not accompanied by a parent or guardian, they will be catered for as visitingmembers of the public.

No images of children are to be shown on the club'swebsite or on any club publication without the written permission of parent/sor guardian/s.

Toiletfacilities:-

The club has no toilet facilities at the flying site. Any child taken to the site should be prompted to "go before". If children , singly or otherwise, are present at the site, no senior member must submit himself or herself to any risk of being cited for indecent exposure.

At the flyings site, senior members must avoid unnecessary physical contact with children for whom they are neither parents nor guardians. Common sense must rule (injury,accident, whatever may require a degree of physical contact).

The SAA document defining "The Promotion of Welfare and Care of Children and Vulnerable adults in Model Flying" will be made available to parents/guardians of junior members or vulnerable adults on demand. The name and address of the Child Welfare Officer will also be made known to them.

The person or persons occupying the roles of Child Welfare Officer and Club Instructor are required to have Criminal Records Bureau clearancecertification.

Junior members shall be accompanied by a competent club member whilst operating amodel at the flying site.

VulnerableAdults

Definition:-

A vulnerable adult is defined as aperson of 18 years and above that through mental or physical attributes requires a higher level of supervision than would normally be commensurate withan adult member.

The committee will agree a code of conduct with vulnerable adults with safety considerations being paramount. The code of conduct will define the conduct ofthe vulnerable adult and the responsibilities of the club towards him / her.

Vulnerable adults will not fly unsupervised (irrespective of safety certificates held).

Spectators

Spectators must stand behind the pits area or in an area designated on the day by the safety officer.

Fliers

Members must declare to the committee any condition or disability that may compromise their ability to fly safely.

The Frequency Peg Board should always be used if available.

Fail safe must be set on all models on 2.4MgHz so that engine sets to tick-over / stopwhen the transmitter signal fails

Transmitter"Pound" will be used when a 35 Mghz channel frequency is being shared by morethan one flier.

If the Peg Board and TransmitterPound are being used.

Transmitterswill only be released from the pound if the modeller has the appropriate channel peg.

After each model flight, the appropriate transmitter will be replaced in the "pound" and the peg replaced on the peg board (if it is being used).

Flying / Take-off /Landing

Not more than 4 radio controlled models shall be airborne at one time.

No flying shall take place whilst the grass is being cut.

Models shall not conflict in any way with full-sized aircraft.

Pilots must stand in a single group at whatever pilot station has been agreed for the flying session.

Pilots must warn other pilots of their intentions, i.e. takeoff, overshoot, landing,etc. Pilots must be given as much scope as possible to carry out a safe forced landing.

Club members having no proficiency certificate (BMFA or SAA) shall only be allowedto fly solo if cleared to do so by the committee.

No modelshould be flown over the pits area or car park. It is forbidden to fly models over the public road irrespective of height

All training / instruction will be performed using appropriate model types (e.g.fixed wing powered trainer for fixed wing power bronze certificate training /instruction)

The first turn after taking off must be away from the pits / car parking area/s.

General

The leaving of litter such as broken props, cigarette ends, rubber bands, emptybottles/cans etc is not permitted. All litter must be carried away.