RULES FOR THE USE OF JURBY AIRFIELD

Safety: Model flying can be dangerous and even fatal. All members will fly in a safe manner, with due regard for other people and property. The following is in addition to the BMFA Safety Rules. The CAA issues a document, CAP 658, ‘Model Aircraft: A Guide To Safe Flying’. It is the responsibility of all model pilots to read and understand these documents.

MAIN RUNWAY

1. All members should be courteous, co-operative and use common sense at all times.

2. First member on site (having obtained the main airfield key from the prison) should display ‘Aviation in Progress’ on the main airfield gate and replace the key padlock with the combination padlock. On leaving the airfield, reverse the procedure and return the key to the prison. Please note that ‘lock down’ at the prison (closure to the public) is 5:30 pm and the key needs to returned by this time. First member at the flight line establishes the start of the flight line on the downwind side with a windsock.

3. Subsequent arrivals should check the runway is clear. Let the flight line members know you are intending to drive along the runway. When driving to the flight line keep to the edge of the runway on the flight line side. Park on the downwind side of the established flight line. Don’t drive in front of active pilots.

4. The flight line will normally be established on the edge of the runway on the grass. Taking off and landing will take place on the far side of the runway centerline with general flying over the grass on the opposite side to the flight line and keeping well clear of the prison. Cars must be parked well clear of the runway edge allowing plenty of room for the pits area.

5. An area bounded by a line 50 metres behind and 100 metres to the left and right of the flight line and the full size runway centerline is a no fly zone with the exception of electric/non u/c. (See rules 6 and 7)

6. Small hand launch models and models without undercarriage (i.e. gliders etc.) can be launched in the area upwind of the parked cars over the nearside grass area. The landing area for these models is the nearside grass area downwind of the cars, between the cars and the tyre bund.

7. It is the responsibility of individual pilots to fly in the designated areas and they will be solely responsible for any incident that arises.

8. All take off runs must start ‘upwind’ of the flag/windsock on the flight line to prevent an out of control model swerving into the flight line pilots/pits area.

9. To position your model for takeoff from the runway call ‘walking out’ and ensure all on the flight line are fully aware of your intentions before doing so. Fixed wing models can taxi from the flight line directly out to their takeoff point at the pilot’s discretion but must call ‘Taxing Out’ and again ensure that everyone on the flight line is fully aware of your intentions before doing so.

10. When preparing to land and on base leg, call out ‘landing’ and ensure that everyone on the flight line is aware of your intentions. If overshooting is required call out ‘overshoot’.

11. After landing, if you need to walk out to retrieve your model call ‘walking out’ and make sure other pilots are aware that you are walking out onto an active runway. No model should be taxied directly towards the pits area. A model may be taxied back towards the grass but this must be beyond the pits area and then the model may be turned to taxi parallel to the flight line. Never taxi towards other pilots. Again ensure that your intentions are announced to other pilots.

12. For Easterly and Westerly winds, fly south of the main runway, left hand circuits in Westerly winds and right hand circuits for Easterly winds.

13. For Northerly and Southerly winds fly East of the N/S cross-runway. Right hand circuits for Northerly winds and left hand circuits for Southerly winds. The pit area is on the Western side of the runway. Parking is behind the pits.

14. If the wind is not directly down the runway, then diagonal takeoff and landing may be used, but in any case models must not ‘over fly’ the no fly zone, flight line, pits, car park areas or the prison area.

15. The testing of I/C engines with no intention of flying must be done at least 25 metres from any person or vehicle.

16. Not every eventuality can be foreseen and in the event of an occurrence not covered by these rules refer to rule 1.

RUNWAY EXTENSION

1. Some of the common sense rules applicable to the main runway also apply to flying on the extension.

2. The gate should be secured and locked after entry to ensure sheep do not escape onto the road and to help prevent unauthorized access.

3. Take care driving down the side of runway to the flight line. Make sure the flight line is aware of you. Keep to the edge of the runway on the flight line side. Park on the downwind side of the established flight line. Don’t drive in front of active pilots.

4. The flight line will normally be established at the edge of the runway. Which side, will be governed by the wind and/or sun. Taking off and landing will take place on the far side of the runway centerline with the direction governed by the wind conditions as on the main airfield. Positioning of the flight line and aircraft will be similar to that on the main airfield.

5. Flying should be arranged so that there is no over-flying of the road and adjacent houses and noise in that area is kept to a minimum.

6. When helicopters and fixed wing are both present members are asked to co-operate and mutually agree to safe flying areas. It may necessitate time slots on the runway. Consideration must be given to prevailing conditions and ensure neither helicopters or fixed wing obstruct each other’s flight path. As a general rule helicopter pilots should establish their flight line downwind of the fixed wing pits area and fly in the downwind area and mainly over the grass.

7. When leaving make absolutely sure that the gate is closed and locked.

PLEASE NOTE CARS ARE BROUGHT ONTO THE AIRFIELD FLIGHT LINES AT THE OWNERS RISK!