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L.A. S. S. FLYING SITE RULES
and most important rule is to have FUN. Your chances of having fun will be
enhanced if you fly your aircraft safely and conduct your activities with
consideration for the interest and property of others. Therefore, exercising
care in adherence to these flying site rules is essential for our success in the
enjoyment of our hobby.
model aircraft that are quiet. Reciprocating gas, alcohol, diesel engines
are not quiet and not permitted, electric powered planes are allowed as most are
members must have current AMA license and have their AMA number displayed on the
upper side of the right wing. Membership in good standing in LASS is required
except for monthly contests where only AMA is needed.
beverages or other intoxicating substances are
the first flight of the day a proper range check should be made and all
frequency conflicts should be resolved. Alternating flights is one way to deal
with the issue, communicate with others. Your channel number should be clearly
displayed on your Tx, also collapse your antenna when not flying unless you
have a "rubber ducky" antenna
aircraft always have the right of way, avoid them!! Abide by the AMA safety code
for model aircraft!
aircraft in the air have priority over those being launched. (Note this is
different from the AMA contest rule but we think the launching
aircraft has the
option of delay for collision avoidance. Also the launching plane carries a lot
more energy under tow and could blast right through a thermaling ship. Common
sense should be used to avoid midairs).
use of winch and retriever are unfamiliar to you, get help! If you decide to use
a high start, set it up well away from the winch but not so far away that you
are out of earshot, this will avoid tangles and keep communications with other
approaches must be planned to prevent low flight over any nearby residences or
buildings or the flight line/ people. Landing spots should be used to practice
landings and keep activities coordinated. Alert others around you by voice when
you are on final approach. Models should be parked away from the landing spot,
winch site and clear of wind blown launch lines.
aircraft should be inspected by a responsible and experienced club member before
the first flight.
The following general items are recommended by our flying site
committee and the property owner.
such as cars are not permitted to drive on the sod, this includes making wide
“U” turns. Cars and vans are allowed to park on the shoulder along Junction
road. Make sure your vehicle is off the road and not more than 4 or 5 feet into
SOD FARM CLEAN!!! Anything you bring onto the flying site you must remove this
includes tape, rubber bands, paper, cans, balsa scraps, or other crash debris
(hopefully this won’t happen!). In fact removal of other wind blown paper etc.
even if it is not yours is encouraged. This rule also applies to cigarette butts
and cigar stubs! Anything that’s not grass should not litter the field.
left on the sod that will damage the lawn mowing equipment like wing rods,
wires, and retriever wicket could be a real problem! Pick them up!
divots a hard landing may produce should be fixed by returning the sod to the
proper place and pressing it back down. The turn around pulley also can make a
damage mark. Place it on a bare spot to avoid this and don’t forget to pull it
out when flying is done!
to set up and take down the winch, retriever, batteries and landing tape.
Remember the person who has the winch and or batteries has to unload all that
stuff at home, give him some help.
the field if the grass is frosted, because walking on frozen grass will damage
it! (This rule is for you “All-Season” flyers).
safety, children must be kept away from the winch and retriever while in
desirable relationship with the property owner and those who reside around the
flying site is of utmost importance! Anything you do to strengthen and improve
this relationship is encouraged and appreciated.
SAFE FLYING IS NO ACCIDENT !!!!!!!!!!!!
Flying Site Committee Feb.25,2000