Regulations to be observed by all members and visitors
Frequency Directive 2002
The following set
of safety rules are published for the benefit and safety of
all SWARMS members and for the safety of the public at large.
All members are required to operate their model aircraft in
accordance with these rules and Civil Aviation Order (CAO)
1. Under No circumstance
shall any person switch on a radio transmitter without first
ensuring that the appropriate frequency in the Frequency Key
Board is clear and they have inserted a Frequency Key in the
Frequency key Board. On completion of their flight the Frequency
Key is to be removed from the Frequency Key Board by the pilot
after ensuring they have turned their transmitter off.
2. All modellers
using SWARMS field shall be either financial members, guests
of members and/or visitors and have current public liability
insurance through club membership.
3. All visitors
who fly at the SWARMS flying site shall enter their name and
address and date in the visitors book.
4. No member shall
fly or operate equipment which is faulty, in need of repair
and/or not checked prior to flying.
5. All flying activities
shall comply with CASR 101.
6. Aircraft shall
not be taxied in the pits and shall not take-off from the
7. During landing
and on take-off flying towards and over the pits shall be
avoided at all times. Pilots whilst flying shall stand in
the designated flying box.
8. Pilots shall
call intentions for take-off, dead stick landing, touch and
go and landing. At all times the pilot shall not proceed with
the manoeuvre without first receiving a definite acknowledgement
from all the other pilots except in the instance of a dead
9. A powered aircraft
dead stick and/or glider shall have right of way at all times.
10. Children are
not permitted in the flying area unless under the direct supervision
of an adult.
11. No member shall
remain tuning and/or starting an engine on the runway. If
there is a problem the aircraft shall be moved to the ready
box for re-adjustment.
12. All modellers
shall move their aircraft after starting to the ready box
area to tune and rev their engine to full power to check performance.
Where possible it is recommended that models be started in
the ready box.
13. Effective silencers
must be used on engines except where competition classes permit
tuned pipes and/or the exclusion of mufflers. Those who fly
noisy aircraft may be requested by the Committee and/or Safety
Officer to land and rectify the problem before further flying
14. No member shall
consume alcohol prior to or whilst flying.
15. Every member
shall be responsible for ensuring that they and any visitor/s
in their charge are aware of the Club flying and safety rules.
16. The last person
leaving the field shall secure the field facilities, pit and
car-park electric fence gates and lock the main gate.
17. All members
shall comply with the conditions of the Lease Agreement.
18. Models over
7.0kg in all up weight must have permits to fly. Enquire
about permits from your Committee Members.
given by the Safety Officer of the day shall be adhered to.
20. Smoking shall
only be permitted within the confines of the car-park.
21. Trainee pilots
will be covered by an Instructor's insurance for TWO flying
dates only. After those TWO flying dates it is expected that
the trainee shall have obtained adequate insurance in accordance
with the MAAA insurance policy. Instruction is provided under
the strict understanding that "All care is taken however
owners will be deemed to be responsible for all eventualities
including damage to their models.
22. Any amendments
to these rules should be proposed by a notice of motion and
voted on by the members as per the Constitution.
23. No member shall
use other peoples equipment without the prior approval of
24. The landlord
is not responsible for the electric fence.
It is in your interest
to observe these rules.... Above use COMMONSENSE and FLY SAFELY
and enjoy your chosen hobby.