FRONTIER FUN FLYERS

FLYING SITE RULES EFFECTIVE FEB 18, 2006

THESE RULES APPLY TO ALL FLYING FIELDS

( see additional site specific rules)

 

SAFETY RULES

1. ALL OPERATIONS MUST BE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CURRENT AMA SAFETY CODE. IF THE FIELD RULES DIFFER FROM THE AMA SAFETY CODE, THE STRICTER REQUIREMENT WILL APPLY.

2. DELIBERATE FLYING BEHIND THE FLIGHT LINE IS PROHIBITED. DO NOT OVERFLY THE PIT AREA, PARKING AREA, OR ANY SPECTATORS.

3. SPECTATORS, CHILDREN AND PETS SHOULD STAY IN THE SPECTATOR AREA HOWEVER, THEY ARE ALLOWED IN THE PIT AREA WITH THE DIRECT SUPERVISION OF A CLUB MEMBER.

4. EQUIPMENT SAFETY: PRE-FLIGHT CHECKS WILL BE COMPLETED BEFORE FLYING. THESE
INCLUDE RADIO RANGE, BATTERY POWER, FLIGHT CONTROLS, CONTROL LINES, ETC. USE EXTREME CARE WITH LI-POLY BATTERIES TO AVOID FIRES.

5. HIGH START LINES, IF USED, MUST RUN PARALLEL TO THE ACTIVE RUNWAY.

6. MODELS WILL FLY ONLY IN PREVIOUSLY DESIGNATED AREAS, AND WILL YIELD RIGHT-OF-WAY TO FULL SIZE AIRCRAFT.

7. FLIGHT OPERATIONS WILL STOP DURING ELECTRICAL STORMS, EXTREME HIGH WINDS, OR ANY OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITION THAT CREATES A HAZARDOUS SITUATION. ie: FOG, LOW LIGHT, ETC.

8. USE OF AIRCRAFT RESTRAINT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

9. NO SMOKING AND NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES* IN PIT AREA OR ON THE FLIGHT LINE. (SEE AMA RULES ON ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION). PLEASE SMOKE IN THE SPECTATOR AREA, AWAY FROM CHILDREN AND OTHER NON-SMOKERS.

*THE UNACCEPTABLE USE OF ALCOHOL OR ANY OTHER CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE IS GROUNDS FOR IMMEDIATE EXPULSION FROM THE CLUB.

10. NO LITTERING. PICK UP CRASH DEBRIS, CIGARETTE BUTTS, AND ALL OTHER TRASH FOUND AT THE SITE. IF YOU PACK IT IN, PACK IT OUT. AVOID FUEL SPILLS AND WIPE UP EXCESS AS NEEDED. REPORT ANY LARGE TRASH OR UNSAFE CONDITION FOUND TO A CLUB OFFICER.

11. FIRST AID KITS, FIRE EXTINGUISHERS, AND KNOWLEDGE OF THE LOCATION OF THE NEAREST HOSPITAL IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF EACH MEMBER.

12. WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU DO NOT FLY ALONE. REMEMBER, MANY FIELDS ARE LOCATED IN BEAR COUNTRY, PLEASE ACT ACCORDINGLY. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO CARRY FIREARMS OR OTHER SUITABLE DEVICES SUCH AS PEPPER SPRAY FOR YOUR PERSONAL PROTECTION. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY AND THE SAFETY OF OTHERS THAT ARE WITH YOU.

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OPERATIONAL RULES

1. FLYERS OPERATING MODELS MUST BE CLUB MEMBERS AND HAVE THEIR CLUB AND AMA CARDS WITH THEM AT THE FLYING FIELD. STUDENT PILOTS: MUST BE ON A BUDDY CORD SYSTEM WITH A CLUB MEMBER WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE AIRCRAFT AT ALL TIMES OR UNDER THE DIRECT SUPERVISION OF AN AMA INTRO PILOT.

2. GUESTS WITH CURRENT AMA CARDS MAY FLY AT THE CLUB EVENTS OR BY INVITATION OF A CLUB MEMBER. (UNLESS THEY HAVE BEEN PREVIOUSLY VOTED OUT OF THE CLUB BY EXPULSION) ALL GUESTS MUST BE ESCORTED BY A CLUB MEMBER WHILE AT THE SITE.

3. ONLY PILOTS, STUDENT PILOTS, AND ASSISTANTS ARE ALLOWED ON THE FLIGHT LINE.

4. THE USE OF A FREQUENCY CONTROL BOARD SHALL BE UTILIZED WHENEVER POSSIBLE. ALL
PILOTS ARE REQUIRED TO SIGN IN ON THE BOARD AND MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO SHARE CHANNELS IF NECESSARY. IF A FREQUENCY BOARD IS NOT AVAILABLE, IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF EACH PILOT TO CHECK WITH OTHERS TO ENSURE CONTROL. IF IN DOUBT - ASK BEFORE YOU TURN ON A TRANSMITTER.

5. PILOTS SHALL MAKE APPROPRIATE ANNOUNCEMENTS WHEN TAKING OFF, LANDING, BEFORE ADVANCING ON THE RUNWAY, AND IN EMERGENCY SITUATIONS.

6. LANDING AIRCRAFT HAVE THE RIGHT-OF-WAY OVER ALL OTHER AIRCRAFT MOVEMENTS. RECOVER AIRCRAFT STALLED ON THE RUNWAY IMMEDIATELY.

7. TAKE OFFS, LANDINGS, AND TOUCH AND GO'S WILL BE MADE WITHIN THE CONFINES OF THE RUNWAY AND WITH THE FLOW OF TRAFFIC. (GENERALLY INTO THE WIND)

8. MUFFLERS ARE REQUIRED ON MODELS WITH PISTON ENGINES LARGER THAN .049 WITH A MAXIMUM DB RATING OF 98DB MEASURED AT 9 FT (AMA STANDARD RATING)

9. OBSERVE QUIET HOURS BEFORE 9AM AND AFTER 10PM. (BE CONSIDERATE ABOUT NOISE TO NEIGHBORS)

10. NO LITTERING. PLEASE PICK UP AFTER YOURSELF AND OTHERS TO AVOID POSSIBLE FINES.

11. NO FLIGHT RESTRICTIVE COMPETITION IS ALLOWED AND NO MEMBER SHALL TELL ANOTHER MEMBER THAT THEY CAN NOT FLY. THE ONLY EXCEPTION TO THIS RULE IS THAT FLIGHTS WILL BE RESTRICTED DURING A CLUB SPONSORED FLIGHT DEMONSTRATION OR EVENT.

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FIELD ETIQUETTE

FRONTIER FUN FLYERS IS A FAMILY ORIENTED FLYING CLUB, BE COURTIOUS TO YOUR FELLOW MEMBERS AND GUESTS. GIVE INEXPERIENCED MODELERS A HAND WHEN YOU THINK THEY NEED IT.

PLEASE: NO PROFANITY! FOR THE CONTINUED SAFE USE OF THE CLUB FIELDS, ALL FLYERS AND SPECTATORS MUST OBSERVE THESE RULES AND FIELD ETIQUETTE. VIOLATORS ARE SUBJECT TO DISIPLINARY ACTION OR POSSIBLE EXPULSION.

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WELLS FARGO PICNIC GROUNDS:

1. "APPLICATION FOR USE AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT" MUST BE COMPLETED AND SIGNED PRIOR TO USE OF THE GROUNDS.

2. COPY OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED AGREEMENT MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT THE PICNIC GROUNDS DURING THE DAY USE.

3. NO LITTERING GROUNDS MUST BE LEFT IN A CLEAN AND ORDERLY FASHION AFTER USE OR A FEE OF $500 MAY BE CHARGED.

4. NO GLASS BOTTLES ARE TO BE USED ON THE GROUNDS.

5. CHILDREN AND PETS NEED TO BE SUPERVISED AT ALL TIMES

6. CAMPING IS ONLY ALLOWED THE NIGHT BEFORE A CLUB SPONSORED EVENT - SEE THE EVENT COORDINATOR FOR A CAMPSITE.

7. DO NOT BUILD ANY BONFIRES ON THE GROUNDS, CONTAIN ALL FIRES IN THE PITS THAT ARE PROVIDED. THERE IS NO RUNNING WATER, YOU WILL NEED TO SUPPLY YOUR OWN. OUTHOUSES ARE LOCATED ON THE GROUNDS, YOU WILL NEED TO SUPPLY YOUR OWN TOILET PAPER.

8. STANDARD OPERATING HOURS ARE 9AM TO 10PM. PLEASE OBSERVE QUIET TIME HOURS 10PM TO 9AM TO AVOID BEING A NUISANCE TO THE NEIGHBORS.

9. MEMBERS MAY ACCESS THE GROUNDS BY USE OF THE LOCK-BOX AND KEY. THE KEY MUST BE RETURNED TO THE LOCK-BOX DIRECTLY AFTER USE. THE LOCK SHOULD BE TAKEN IN WITH YOU OR LOCKED TO THE POST SO AS TO KEEP IT SECURE. DURING EVENTS THE GATE IS TO REMAIN OPEN, OTHERWISE IT IS ADVISABLE TO CLOSE THE GATE BEHIND YOU TO PREVENT UNWANTED TRAFFIC FROM ENTERING.

10. USE OF THE GROUNDS IS CONDITIONAL SO LONG AS IT IS NOT "RESERVED" BY OTHERS. IF OTHERS HAVE THE GROUNDS RESERVED, DO NOT FLY THERE. RESPECT THEIR RIGHTS TO ACCESS OF THE PROPERTY. (THERE ARE TWO DOG TRAINING CLUBS THAT USE THE GROUNDS AND HAVE AN AGREEMENT WITH OUR CLUB TO CO-USE THE GROUNDS. THEY ARE THE ONLY EXCEPTIONS TO THIS RULE. PLEASE LEAVE ALL OTHERS ALONE TO ENJOY THEIR PICNIC!)

EKLUTNA LAKE STATE PARK- CANYON SITE: PERMIT #06-003

1. THE CLUB HAS A "SPECIAL PARK USE PERMIT" FOR "DAY USE" OF THE LARGE GROUP CAMPSITE. THE TERM OF THE PERMIT IS FROM APRIL THROUGH DEC. THE SITE IS AVAILABLE FROM 8AM UNTIL 5PM DAILY UNLESS RESERVED BY OTHERS FOR OVERNIGHT CAMPING. WE ALSO SCHEDULE AN ANNUAL CAMP OUT AT THIS SITE - SEE EVENT SCHEDULE FOR DETAILS.

2. YOU MUST CHECK IN WITH THE RANGERS OFFICE AT THE CAMPGROUND PRIOR TO USING THE SITE TO MAKE SURE THAT IT IS AVAILABLE FOR "DAY USE". THERE IS A MINIMUM 4 PERSON GROUP REQUIREMENT TO USE THIS SITE.

3. YOU MUST HAVE WITH YOU THE FOLLOWING: A CURRENT AMA MEMBERSHIP CARD AND A CURRENT FRONTIER FUN FLYERS MEMBERSHIP CARD. FURTHERMORE, YOU MUST READ AND BE WILLING TO COMPLY WITH THE "PARK USE PERMIT GENERAL STIPULATIONS" AND THE "EKLUTNA GROUP CAMP STIPULATIONS" (AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST)

4. THE GATE IS TO REMAIN LOCKED EXCEPT WHEN ENTERING OR LEAVING TO PREVENT UNAUTHORIZED VEHICLE USE IN AREA. MEMBERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR GATE CLOSURE.

THIS IS A PRIMATIVE SITE WITHOUT AY RESTROOM FACILITIES OR RUNNING WATER. THE NEAREST RESTROOM IS AT THE MAIN CAMPGROUND. ALSO, CELL PHONES DO NOT WORK AT THE FLYING SITE. THERE IS A PAY PHONE AT THE GATE.

 

EAGLE RIVER FIELD:

1. CLUB MEMBERS MUST TAKE REASONABLE PRECAUTIONS TO PREVENT AND SUPRESS FOREST, BRUSH, AND GRASS FIRES, AND PREVENT POLLUTION OF WATER ON OR IN THE VACINITY OF EKLUTNA, INC'S LAND. ( BE VERY CAREFUL WITH LI-POLY BATTERIES )

2. DO NOT CUT TREES WITHOUT PRIOR WRITTEN PERMISSION.

3. KEEP ALL PETS ON A LEASH OR OTHERWISE UNDER CONTROL. YOUNG CHILDREN MUST BE SUPERVISED BY AN ADULT AT ALL TIMES.

4. DO NOT USE FIREARMS, LIVE OR BLANK ROUNDS.

5. DO NOT LEAVE TRASH, SPILLED FUEL, OR LITTER ON EKLUTNA LANDS. CARRY A GARBAGE BAG AND REMOVE ANY FOUND GARBAGE OR TRASH. REPORT LARGE TRASH OR UNSAFE CONDITIONS.

6. MODEL AIRCRAFT FUEL MAY BE BROUGHT ONTO THE PROPERTY ONLY IN SUCH LIMITED QUANTITIES NECESSARY FOR THE OPERATION OF THE MODEL AIRCRAFT BY THE MEMBERS OF THE CLUB AND THEIR GUESTS.

7. NO OTHER PETROCHEMICALS OR OTHER HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE OF ANY KIND MAY BE BROUGHT ONTO THE PROPERTY.

8. OPERATIONAL HOURS ARE 9AM TO 10PM DAILY.

 

MOSQUITO FIELD:

1. THE SITE IS ON MUNICIPALITY OF ANCHORAGE PROPERTY - ALL PARK RULES AND STIPULATIONS APPLY. ANY PROBLEMS ARE TO BE HANDLED BY MOA PARK STAFF OR THE ANCHORAGE POLICE DEPT.

2. THIS FIELD HAS THREE GROUPS THAT USE THE SAME GENERAL AREA: ARCHERS, EQUESTRIANS, AND MODEL AIRCRAFT CLUBS (FRONTIER FUN FLYERS AMA #4618 & AK MOSQUITOS RC ASSOC. AMA #1967) WE CO-USE THE GROUNDS WITH THESE OTHER GROUPS. PLEASE RESPECT OUR NEIGHBORS.

3.USE OF THE GROUNDS IS CONDITIONAL SO LONG AS IT IS NOT "RESERVED FOR AN EVENT" BY OTHERS. IF OTHERS HAVE THE GROUNDS RESERVED, DO NOT FLY THERE. THE COOK INLET ARCHERY CLUB HAS A STANDING RESERVATION FOR A COMPETITION EVENT ON THE THIRD WEEKEND OF THE MONTH FROM OCTOBER THROUGH MAY. THE EQUESTRIANS RESERVATIONS, IF ANY, WILL BE POSTED ON THE CLUB WEBSITE INFORMATION PAGE ON THE "FORUM".

4. PLEASE SECURE THE LOCKED GATE WHEN LEAVING AND TAKE ALL TRASH WITH YOU.


BEGICH MIDDLE SCHOOL - "INDOOR" AND "PARK FLYER" SITES

1. THIS SITE IS RESTRICTED TO SPECIFIC DATES AND TIMES - CHECK THE CLUB FORUM OR ASK AN OFFICER OF THE CLUB FOR FLYING SITE OPERATION INFORMATION.

2. INDOOR FLYING IS LIMITED TO AIRCRAFT THAT HAVE A MAXIMUM WEIGHT OF 16 OUNCES AND A SUITABLE POWER SYSTEM FOR INDOOR USE PER AMA SAFETY CODES.
OUTDOOR FLYING IS LIMITED TO AIRCRAFT THAT HAVE A MAXIMUM WEIGHT OF 2 POUNDS AND CONFORM TO THE AMA RULES FOR "PARK FLYER" TYPE AIRCRAFT.

3. ALL CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED AND UNDER ADULT SUPERVISION. ALL PETS MUST BE HANDLED ACCORDING TO SCHOOL POLICY RULES.

4. CHARGING OF ALL BATTERIES MUST BE DONE IN A SAFE MANNER. USE OF A SUITABLE FIRE CONTROL CONTAINER IS REQUIRED WHEN CHARGING ANY BATTERY PACK WITH 2 OR MORE CELLS.

5. ALL RELATED DEBRIS AND TRASH MUST BE REMOVED OR DISPOSED OF PROPERLY.

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* * * * IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS REGARDING ANY OF THESE RULES - ASK A CLUB OFFICER. * * * *