Thanet Model Flying Club

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                                                                                                             CLUB RULES 2018.


1.The times of flying are 9am – 7pm, Electric only models on Sundays and Bank Holidays when it is 10am – 6pm.Electric Models will be allowed to fly up to 9pm in the summer months. Gas Turbines  only to be flown on Saturdays


2.If flying on 35mhz use peg board, we use marker on to indicate frequency in use. Your frequency marker should have your name on it so that you can be identified. Take the marker off when you have finished. (13.7)


3.When taking off, make sure those flying know you are there by asking ‘OK to take off’. Wait for confirmation from those flying. When landing, call ‘Landing’ in the same way. A dead stick landing takes priority. Call ‘Dead stick’. Aircraft landing also take priority over those taking off. When retrieving a model from the patch call ‘On the patch’ and make sure it is safe. When clear of the patch call ‘All clear’. (13.16,13.18,13.19,13.20,13.21)


4.Pilots should always fly from the flight lines laid out and not from any other areas of the strip. (13.14)


5.Please do not fly further to the south than the cow sheds (500M), or towards Rubery Cottage (820M). Avoid overflying the cow sheds during the time cattle are housed in the barn. Turbines to avoid flying to the south of the strip except for landing.


6.If the model lands in the crops, try to minimise any damage when retrieving it. (13.14)


7.Do not fly over the pits or car park area. Do not taxi your aircraft in or out of the pits. (13.12)


8.All members must do everything that is practical to reduce the effect of noise. Models that are considered excessively noisy may be tested and not be allowed to fly until they are at or below 82db. Testing will be carried out as the BMFA handbook


9.All pilots must use the BMFA rule book and be insured by the BMFA. (13.8)


10.Gas turbines are limited to 100 N thrust. Pilots must hold the equivalent of a B. Jet pilots to be limited to 20% of membership


11.New members and trainees must pass the A certificate as a minimum before flying solo. All members will  need to be A certified to comply with the new CAA regulations which come into being November 2019.


12.Junior members (under 18) must be accompanied by an adult who accepts responsibility for them. (13.2,14.1)


13.Cars only to be parked in the designated areas, if these are full then park by the barns after offloading. Additional parking is available on the concrete hard standing by the gate there is room for four cars here with care. Dogs must be kept on a lead. Please take your rubbish with you. (13.32)