General Club Flight Rules

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  • Pilots who do not properly follow the safety rules will be first given verbal warnings. After repeated infractions, the pilot will be disciplined with either a suspension or restriction, or have his membership revoked at the discretion of the ARCC executive.
  • Every pilot must be a current member of the Model Aeronautics Association of Canada (MAAC)
  • ARCC By-Laws.
  • Guests or visitors must also have valid MAAC or MAAC recogonized insurance.
  • ARCC members who sponsor guests are responsible to ensure guests follow all the ARCC Club Rules and MAAC regulations.
  • The MAAC Safety Code applies at all times. Pilots may be asked to provide evidence of their competence before being allowed to fly without assistance. The MAAC MSD-25 shall be used as the standard for determining pilot competence.
  • Pilots must display valid ARCC and MAAC memberships while flying or be able to produce the documents for verification at the field.
  • Pilots must fly from one of the four pilot stations next to the runway.
  • Pilots must fly their aircraft below 700 feet AGL (Above Ground Level).
  • ARCC Altitude Waiver Certificate 2022: No flying is permitted above 700’ AGL up to 2000′ AGL and, within a 0.5 nm radius from the pilot stations, unless a dedicated person (spotter) has been assigned the sole responsibility of observing the surrounding airspace and advising of any approaching full-scale aircraft.  When full scale aircraft are near or over the field, pilots will safely descend below 700′ AGL.
  • Pilots are to clearly announce their intentions for taxiing on to the runway, takeoffs, stand or hand launches, low passes, very low passes, very low inverted passes, and landings.
  • Pilots are to clearly announce any intention to encroach upon the runway when flying is taking place.
  • Pilots will follow the general traffic pattern established according to wind direction.
  • Pilots will call out “dead stick” or “flame-out” when appropriate and will be given priority for landing.
  • Training nights are reserved for student training. Priority shall be given to student training flights.

Flying Field Rules & Etiquette

  • All vehicles are to be parked in the designated parking areas only.
  • All garbage is to be taken home for disposal. LNT in effect at our field. (Leave No Trace!)
  • Aircraft and equipment are to be kept in the pits when not flying or doing run-ups.
  • No aircraft engines or electric aircraft motors will be started or run in the pits.
  • Batteries of electric airplanes, including small park fliers, are to be connected only in the start-up area.
  • No electric powered aircraft are to be left unattended with the ESC (electronic speed control) armed.
  • Pilots must use the designated start-up areas outside of pits for engine starts and run-ups.
  • When starting or doing run-ups, aircraft are to be oriented so that the propeller and nose of the aircraft is pointed away from the pits, pilot stations, and flight line and that the air stream does not blow over other aircraft.
  • Helicopters can be flown on the runway with other aircraft.
  • No flying is permitted behind the flightline. The flightline is a line running parallel to the runway in front of the pilots’ stations and extending to the horizon on either end of the runway.
  • Pilots are not to overfly vehicles or people at any time. After landing, aircraft engines are to be shut down once clear of the runway and before entering the start-up area.
  • Absolutely no flying during grass-cutting or if the farmer is working in the field.
  • The layout of the designated flying area and adequacy of all related safety requirements shall be reconsidered, checked and confirmed on an annual basis by the ARCC Executive.

Procedures in the event of an incident

In the event of an incident.  Please follow these steps.

      • Please do not discuss or admit to any responsibility after an incident as this could compromise our position.  Contact a member of the ARCC Executive as soon as safe to do so.
      • Arrange for medical attention immediately if required. Call 911.  The field address is posted near the large shelter.
      • Incidents and accidents are to be reported to the ARCC Executive who will review the incident and take any necessary action.  The ARCC Executive will report the incident to MAAC as necessary.
      • See about us for club executive contact info and phone numbers.
      • You can also send us an email here with details – Contact Us Page

For copies of MAAC’s latest procedures after an incident, please refer to the MAAC Website.