Mike White Banner Towing

Mike White Banner Towing Manx Model Flyers

Jurby Airfield

Please observe these rules in addition to the Club’s General Safety Rules.
  1. First member on site should attach ‘Aviation Use in Progress’ to gate, and replace the key padlock with the combination padlock.
  2. Do not drive down any active runway.  If you have to cross the main runway look out for approaching and taking-off micro-lights, as well as the whereabouts of any model aircraft.
  3. When approaching the model flying area, keep well to the edge of the runway, or if possible, drive on the grass on the pits side of the runway.
  4. The flight line will normally be established at the edge of the runway, on the grass, and take off and landing will take place on the far side of the runway centre line.
  5. THE AREA BOUNDED BY A LINE 50 METRES BEHIND AND 100 METRES TO THE LEFT AND TO THE RIGHT OF THE FLIGHT LINE AND THE FULL SIZE RUNWAY CENTRELINE IS A NO FLY ZONE with the exception of Powered Glider operations (see rules 7 & 8 below)
  6. The POWERED GLIDER TAKE-OFF AREA is upwind of the parked cars over the nearside grass area.
  7. The GLIDER LANDING AREA is the nearside grass area downwind of the cars or the fixed wing model runway at the pilot's discretion.
  8. The designated helicopter flying area is the east end ( Jurby Village end) of the east-west main runway of the airfield.
  9. The designated fixed wing flying area is to the south of the main east-west runway when flying from that runway and an area bounded by the airfield hedge to the south and the armco barrier to the north when flying from the north-south runway.
  10. It is the responsibility of individual pilots to fly in their own designated areas and they will be solely responsible for any incident that arises due to a breach of this rule.
  11. The fixed wing model runway is between the grass on the far side of the full size runway and the full size runway centre line.
  12. Fixed wing models can taxi from the flight line to the take off runway at the pilot's discretion the pilot must call "Taxiing Out" LOUDLY and ensure that everyone on the flight line is fully aware of your intentions before doing so.
  13. (Unless positioning your model in accordance with Rule 13)  To position your model for take-off or to recover your model from the model runway call "Walking Out" LOUDLY and ensure that everyone on the flight line is fully aware of your intentions before doing so.
  14. For easterly and westerly winds , flying south of the east-west runway - left hand circuits in westerly winds, and right hand circuits in easterly winds.
  The pit area for models is on the northern side of the  runway, parking is behind the pits.  Watch out for the midday sun especially in winter!
  15. For northerly and southerly winds, flying east of the north-south runway - right hand circuits in northerly winds, and left hand circuits in southerly winds. The pit area for models is on the western side of the runway. Parking is behind the pits.  Watch out for the early morning sun!
  16. All flying takes place in accordance with the BMFA safety code;  no models of any kind are to be HAND LAUNCHED or to take off behind the flight line or in the no fly zone except electric gliders.  NOTE that models must NEVER be allowed to overfly the no fly zone (which incorporates the flight line, pits, car park areas) or the Prison area.
  17. If the wind is not directly down the runway, then diagonal take off and landings may be used, but in any case models must NOT over fly the no fly zone, flight line, pits, or car park areas or Prison area.
  18. The testing of IC engines with no intention of flying must be done at least 25 metres from any person or vehicle.
  19. When landing on base leg,  call out "landing" LOUDLY and ensure that everyone on the flight line is fully aware of your intentions before doing so and if overshooting call out "overshooting"
  20. All take off runs must start UPWIND of the last person on the flight line to prevent an out of control model swerving into the flight line pilots.
  21. NO taxiing towards the flight line, or helicopter or 3D flying in the NO FLY ZONE is allowed.

Jurby Runway Extension

  1. Please observe these rules in addition to the Club’s General Safety Rules.
  2. Gate should be secured after entry to ensure sheep do not go on the road.
  3. Do not drive down any active runway, use the grass.  Look out for approaching and taking-off micro-lights, as well as the whereabouts of any model aircraft.
  4. When approaching the model flying area, keep well to the edge of the runway, or if possible, drive on the grass on the pits side of the runway.
  5. The flight line will normally be established at the edge of the runway, on the grass, and take off and landing will take place on the far side of the runway centre line.
  6. Flying should be arranged so that there is no over-flying of the road and the adjacent houses and noise in that area is kept to a minimum.
  7. When fixed wing and helicopters are present on the extension time slots of 30 minutes alternating between fixed wing and helicopters may need to be applied.  Members are asked to cooperate for the safety and flying time of those present.
  8. The helicopter take off area is be established by the mutual agreement of those present.  Consideration must be given to prevailing conditions to ensure helicopters do not obstruct the flight path of fixed winged aircraft. Helicopter flyers must avoid flying or hovering over the runway.  Helicopter rotors must not be rotated in the no fly zone.
  9. All fixed wing take offs and landings must be on the far side of the full size runway centre line.
  10. All flights of fixed wing and helicopters must be made over the grass.
  11. 3D models must NOT hover over the runway unless in the process of taking off or landing.  All hovering must take place over the grass.
  12. No taxiing towards the flight line, or helicopter or 3D flying in the no fly zone is allowed.
Members are asked to comply with these rules and use common sense, cooperate and have consideration for other members needs.  The committee wishes all members to enjoy flying safely.