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Upper Cumberland Radio Control Society
and Insurance Requirements
These Requirements are
mandated by the Upper Cumberland Radio Control Society for the use of
this Flying Facility.
person shall operate any model aircraft, including helicopters, at the
flying facilities unless they have current
membership with the Academy
of Model Aeronautics (AMA).
Proof of membership is a valid and current membership card from AMA.
The only exception to this rule is for beginners who are under the
direct control of an instructor pilot who is a current member of AMA.
All transmitters so approved will have a Gold AMA sticker affixed to the
transmitter allowing for the use of more channels of operation and
reducing the risk of radio interference with other transmitter channels.
If you don't know if your equipment meets this requirement, contact a club
officer. All recently manufactured (since 1991) radios are
radio control transmitters shall be AMA approved for "Narrow
Visitors are welcome provided they meet the eqmt & insurance
requirements and follow our safety rules. Anyone who uses the
facilities on a regular basis is expected to join UCRCS. Membership
dues help the Club maintain the flying facilities and provide other
services for the Members.
in Upper Cumberland Radio Control Society (UCRCS) is required for any
individual who uses the flying facilities on a repeat basis
Each pilot should check his model for defects before it is flown. If
you are unsure about the condition of your aircraft, contact a club
officer who can help inspect the aircraft for you. Model aircraft that are
unsafe can cause injury not only to the pilot but also to spectators in
the area. If there are any serious injuries or damage, the Club
could lose the use of the flying facility.
person shall fly any model aircraft that is not in a safe condition.
Air & Ground Safety Rules
These Rules are intended to facilitate the
safety of Users, Spectators, and near-by Residents of the Flying Field.
It is a Club Requirement to follow these rules and promote safety at all
Always check the frequency board before operating any
transmitter. Prior to turning on any transmitter you must
ensure that no one else is operating on your transmitter channel.
The frequency board is located in the pit area next to the runway.
There is a slot for each authorized transmitter channel. If
your transmitter channel is being used by someone else, do not turn
on your transmitter! If no one is using your channel,
place your AMA
membership card in the slot on the Frequency Board corresponding
with your transmitter channel. If you have more than one radio
and use more than one channel, make sure to move your card to the
appropriate slot before turning on your transmitter. Do not
operate any transmitter unless your AMA card is in the appropriate
slot for everyone to see! Operating two transmitters on the same
channel at the same time causes interference. This can be disastrous
for planes in the air as well as on the ground.
follow the AMA safety code. This code is part of
your membership packet when you join the AMA. The AMA safety
code was adopted to help make the flying of model aircraft safe for
both the pilots and the spectators.
All persons who fly model aircraft at
the flying facilities
Avoid standing or crossing the runway
If you do go on the runway, announce to other pilots that you are
doing so. Clear the runway as soon as possible and announce when
you have cleared the runway. If you are preparing to land your
model, announce that fact to other pilots so that they can clear the
runway for your landing.
Helicopters should be launched &
landed from either end of the Pit Area.
All setting up, testing, hovering, and practice flights should be done
in this practice area. When finished with testing or setup, enter
normal flight patterns in the fly-over area. Always use caution and
announce any entry onto the runway.