TWIN CITY RADIO CONTROLLERS
CLUB FIELD RULES
Revised and adopted April 2017
1. The AMA Safety Code and FAA regulations are the primary rules.
2. TCRC Main Field is a Visual Line of Sight field.
3. Piston engine powered aircraft not allowed to fly before 8:00 am
4. All pilots — members and non-members of TCRC — must be members of AMA.
5. A valid AMA card or TCRC membership card must be in place
in the proper channel location, including 2.4 GHz on the frequency control board when a transmitter is in use. That card can be removed from the frequency control board only by the owner or by the mutual consent of two other members who have concluded that the card owner is not present and is not using the frequency.
6. Flights or other use of a frequency must be limited to 15 minutes if others are waiting to use that frequency.
7. All engines require an effective muffler to meet dB standards and sound comfort levels as designated by the Board.
8. All Pilots must remain in the designated piloting area behind the fences except for take-offs or to retrieve aircraft after landing.
9. No smoking is allowed in the pits.
10. All spectators must stay in the spectator area behind the fenced
pit area, unless escorted by a club member. Children (except AMA junior pilots) are prohibited from the pits and piloting areas.
11. Any aircraft within the designated pit area with the engine running will be under the physical control of a pilot or an assistant, and will have the propeller (nose of the engine) pointed directly toward the pit taxiway.
12. After starting a plane in the pits, it must be under physical restraint when in the pit taxiway until reaching the west end or east end of the taxiway and turned toward the runways. At that time restraint is no longer necessary and it may taxi freely to the runways.
13. Upon landing, a plane may be taxied to the east or west taxiway and down that taxiway until it reaches the yellow line. At that point it must be under physical restraint until in the pits with the engine shut down.
14. All low fly-bys shall be no closer than the opposite side of the runway from the piloting area. This does not include aborted landings. Touch-and-Go landings are discouraged when there is more than one other flyer in the piloting area.
15. There will be no flying over the designated piloting area, pits, parking lot or behind these areas.
16. When the north/south grass runway is in operation, the two paved runways are closed to traffic. Only a plane taking off or landing may fly into the restricted flight zone that is south of the paved runways. If the plane enters the restricted zone on takeoff, it should immediately turn away from the pits and proceed out to the normal flight area. When landing from the south, the plane should make its approach from the west and make a left turn onto final.
17. Pilots shall announce their intentions LOUDLY for take-offs, landings and when entering the flying area to retrieve aircraft. Dead stick landings have precedence over powered landings. All landings take precedence over take-offs.
18. Make certain that personal behavior by you and your guests is such that people and property will be respected.
19. All pets must be leashed or caged.
20. Take all trash with you.
21. No parking where field entry or exit would be inhibited.
22. Orange safety vests must be worn when retrieving aircraft from
the woods surrounding the field. This distinguishes you to the neighbor as a member of our club retrieving aircraft and not as a trespasser.
23. Any reported violation of the above field rules or the AMA Safety Code will be reviewed by the Board for disciplinary action up to and including expulsion from the club.
Addendum for Alternate Flying Field
In addition to the rules above, the following rules will apply to the Alternate Flying Field
1. The Alternate Flying Field is open for use unless it is being used by the Scott County Fairgrounds for an event.
2. FPV is allowed at the Alternate Flying Field when the Main Field is open in addition to other aircraft flight.
3. When the Main Field is closed due to flooding, the Alternate Flying Field will become Visual Line of Sight.
4. All FPV flight must stay within the parameters of the flying field.
5. Any materials used for race courses, obstacle courses, etc, must be taken from the field at the end of each day. No exceptions.
6. When the Main Field is open, only 2.4 GHz is allowed at the Alternate Flying Field.