Club Safety Guidelines

1. Each member must police themselves and use common sense which always considers the other pilot’s practices and safety.
2. The club Safety Coordinator is primarily responsible for maintaining safety at the field and is the official to investigate and correct safety issues. His/her decisions or corrective actions concerning safety violations are final.
3. The method of conducting normal flight operations is the responsibility of the club officers beginning with the President or the Vice President and so on if the President is not available.
4. Normal flight operations include, but are not restricted to the direction of traffic, use of pilot boxes and screens, coordination of simultaneous flights and guest pilot approvals.
5. All pilots should follow the same traffic pattern depending on the wind. Emergencies necessitating landing immediately or changing the pattern must be called out by the affected pilot, so the other pilots can pull up and stay clear until the problem is solved.
6. If helicopter flying is desired, it must be coordinated with the fixed wing pilots. The standard is that either helicopters or fixed wing airplanes will fly at one time, not together.
7. The last pilot to depart the field is responsible for locking the gate. Ensure that the padlock is inserted with the key slot facing out.
8. Since there is not established trash collection, each member will pack out what he/she packs in. All pilots are responsible for policing up debris from their own crashes, broken propellers, old rubber bands, etc.
9. This document is considered a living document. Changes thereto must be approved by the Safety Committee.