St Blaize Model Flyers Mossel Bay
Draft Revision: 15 January 2019
- Fix winged models to take off from the designated runways only. This includes models being hand launched.
- Helicopter and drone pilots to use the middle of runway marked by white X.
- No other models permitted to fly whilst a helicopter or drone is operating.
- Pilots intending to take-off must ensure the approach path to runway is clear, and announce their intention to take-off to all pilots flying, before moving onto the runway.
- Pilots intending to land must announce their intention to land to other pilots flying.
- Aircraft landing will automatically have priority over those taking-off.
- Emergency or “Dead Stick” landings must be announced in a loud voice and will have priority over all other aircraft operations.
- Pilots may stand on the runway for the purpose of taking off, but then must move to designated piloting area. (A minimum of three meters from runway edge.)
- A pilot must always be between his air born model and other people at the field.
- No flying is allowed over pits, club shelter, and car park/spectator areas, irrespective of wind direction.
- No flying permitted over the private residence on the Western side of the airfield. This includes the landing approach and take off.
- Pilots to avoid flying through the sun.
- No low “beat-ups” are permitted towards the car park, spectator and pit areas, and must be no nearer than the far side of the runway.
- If there is more than one model in the circuit at a time, only one the circuit direction, either left or right hand, depending on the wind direction must be maintained by all pilots. If a wind shift is experienced, then by prior agreement between pilots, the circuit changes into the prevailing wind.
- Pilots are to schedule their flying slots to ensure that there are no more than 4 models are airborne at any given time.
- Staring off engines is not permitted on the runway whilst other aircraft are in the air. Models must be returned to the pit area.
- Flying hours:-