Please take the time to review and obey these safety guidelines. While the guidelines may seem overwhelming to new pilots, they become second nature and enhance the enjoyment of modeling. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact any club member for assistance.
Thank you for your understanding.
- MAAC (Model Aeronautics Association of Canada) safety rules apply. These rules are located at http://www.maac.ca/en/documents.php
- Pilots operating 72MHz radios must use the frequency board. 2.4GHz radio pilots are not required to use frequency board.
- Pilots must conduct a daily pre-flight radio range check for each model according to radio equipment manufacturer’s recommendations.
- Pilots must conduct an inspection of aircraft prior to each flight to ensure proper function of control surfaces and propulsion systems.
- Always stand behind the propeller while the engine is running and have the aircraft oriented in a safe direction.
- No student flying is permitted without an instructor present until a successful solo test is completed.
- No taxiing in the pit area. Taxiing must be done on the runway side of the pilot stations only.
- No flying behind the pilot stations or over the parking and restroom areas.
- No flying while maintenance of the runway or field is underway.
- Everyone who flies shall have a valid MAAC (Model Aeronautics Association of Canada) or AMA (Academy of Model Aeronautics) membership.
- Prince George Aeromodelers Club members must have their dues paid ($50.00).
- Guests are permitted with a Club member host, a valid MAAC membership is required by all.
- All models shall have effective mufflers and meet MAAC guidelines of 96db(ish) at 3 meters.
- When someone is flying, check if they are comfortable with another aircraft in the air before you takeoff.
- When flying, communicate with fellow pilots by calling your maneuvers, passes and landing direction.
- Beginners always come first. Give them all required instruction and assistance.
- If the main fields gate is locked when you arrive, lock it behind you and when you leave.
- It is unsafe to fly alone.
- Check your batteries before and after each flight.
- Fly from behind the protection of the pilot stations.
- No drugs or alcohol should be consumed at the airfield.
- Get help with starting your airplane and placing it on the runway.
- Have another club member inspect new airplanes and helicopters prior to maiden flight.
- When a beginner is practicing take-offs and landings, let them have the runway to themselves.
- Do a range check on new aircraft with the engine running and someone holding the model to detect vibration related problems.
The Golden Rule
We are all out to have fun.