1. When arriving at any flying sites please observe the Club’s advised layout for flying at that particular site (see individual site rules),  unload your vehicle, and park in the agreed location.

2. New members must provide evidence of BMFA insurance and sufficient competence (BMFA ‘A’ or ’B’ certificate, or be checked out by a club instructor) before flying unsupervised.  Novices must not fly solo until they have achieved one of the approvals above.

3. BEFORE switching on your transmitter check your flying frequency.  Are you SURE what frequency you are on?  There should be a pegboard on site, on which you should place your named and numbered peg.  If someone else’s peg is on your frequency DO NOT SWITCH ON!  Arrange with the other flyer to share the frequency for 20 minute sessions.  Remember if you negligently ‘shoot down’ another member you will be expected to recompense them.

4. Do not use mobile telephones in close proximity to ‘working’ transmitters or aircraft.

5. Complete a range check, aerial down, by moving at least 50 yards from your model.  Check all control functions move in the correct direction.  If you are completing motor-running tests, move away from other modellers and make sure you do not blow over models or shower people in debris.

6. All aircraft are to be flown in the normal right-hand or left-hand circuits, taking the pattern most appropriate to the wind direction.  Do not fly over the flight line.

7. Before landing check the runway is clear and call out ‘landing’.  Stop the engine as soon as practical, do not taxi directly back towards the pits.  Before going to retrieve your model, check runway is clear and call out ‘crossing the runway’.  In the event of a ‘dead–stick’, check the runway and call out ‘dead-stick’ and land.  If there are pilots or aircraft already on the runway, land on the grass on the far side of the runway.

8. Electric models and gliders must fly in the same area and circuit OR go to the specifically allotted area well away from the main ‘power’ area.

9. Helicopters are not to be flown in the ‘fixed wing’ area.  They must be flown in the allotted area on site and follow the above safety rules.

10. After landing check the model for security of wings, undercarriage, and control surfaces.  Are your receiver and transmitter batteries still adequately charged?

REMEMBER:  The Air Navigation Order states that:

‘A person shall not recklessly or negligently cause or permit an aircraft (no matter what size or weight) to endanger any person or property’ and ‘A person shall not recklessly or negligently act in a manner likely to endanger an aircraft, or any person therein’