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Field Rules

Texas Wings Constitution and Bylaws - August 3, 2010 last revision.

    Texas Wings Club Field Rules
     
     
AMA Membership:

AMA membership is required and proof must be displayed at all times.
 
Frequency Board:

Before turning on your transmitter, you must have a clip holding your current Texas Wings’ membership card inserted in the frequency board hole that matches your channel number. Spread Spectrum and Ham frequency users must place their card in the area at the top of board.

    Engine Runs:

    Engines may be started in the start-up areas ONLY (this does not include permanent sun shelter area), use of aircraft restraints or starting stations is encouraged. When doing engine runs for maintenance or prior to take off, do so with caution and courtesy to others by taking aircraft to either end of pits or facing prop blast away from pit area. DO NOT point running engine in the direction of people in the pit area.


    Mufflers:

    Engines over .09 displacement must use a muffler.

    Flight Areas:

    All flying will be conducted to the east of the runway center line, or well to the north or south of the runway and pit areas.

    Pilot Stations:

    Pilots must station themselves on or near the designated flight boxes. DO NOT stand on the runway proper, or in the taxiways. Four flight stations are provided; only four aircraft are allowed in the air at the same time.

    Taxiing:

    There will be no taxiing in the pit area; taxiing of aircraft is only allowed within marked boundaries of taxiway or runway. Engines must be stopped before aircraft re-enter the pit area.

    Alcohol/Language:

    No alcoholic beverages are allowed on the premises. Profane, abusive, or any otherwise offensive language is prohibited.

    Trash:

    All persons must take their own trash home with them.

    Helicopters:

    Helicopters are permitted to fly on the active runway while not impeding the flow of fixed wing aircraft. Fixed wing aircraft have the right of way. Helicopter designated flying areas are in the portion of the inactive runway not being used as the main runway (North West Corner when active runway in-use and south-end of the on the main runway when crosswind runway is in use). 


    SUMMARY OF VISITATION POLICY:
    EXTRACTED FROM THE CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS
    TEXAS WINGS FLYING CLUB (AMA #1521)

VISITING FLIERS MUST:
Be invited by a member in good standing.
Be accompanied by the member that invited them while they are at the field.
Be a member of the AMA in good standing.
Conform to all field rules
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Display current AMA card on person to fly.
Display Current AMA frequency identification system on transmitter to fly.
Obey all other rules (i.e. no alcohol, no profanity, use mufflers, etc.) as previously published (accompanying member should be familiar with these rules).
Visitors are limited to 3 flying visits in close proximity to each other in one year, after which they may be invited to join the club.


    RULES ARE NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR COMMON SENSE

    Please consider, when operating your model aircraft, that this club was established to promote and assist those interested in the hobby. Texas Wings membership has invested a great deal of time and money in the flying field. Please insure that your actions will in no instance jeopardize your own, or other club members’ right to fly at our facility.

    We have been allowed to use the land which comprises our flying field solely at the discretion of the Texas Military Department. This right can be withdrawn at any time should your actions, or those of any other member or guest, create a situation which prompts the Commission to do so. In this regard, strict adherence to our Field-use Bylaws & personal behavior standards is vital—as well as a maintaining a courteous and positive relationship with our neighbors and visitors. If in doubt, ask a Club Officer for clarification, or assistance. Club Officers should be immediately notified of any actions, or issues, which may jeopardize Texas Wings’ continued use of our Flying Field, to ensure prompt and appropriate corrective-actions may be implemented.

    A critical aspect of model aircraft flying that should receive every club member's continued attention is Safety. The accident record of the Texas Wings Flying Club has been very good, but the very nature of the sport requires continued vigilance if we are to maintain this record. In all cases, the operation of an aircraft should be dictated by a concern for the safety of your self, other pilots and spectators. The Club Safety Officer should be immediately notified of any Safety issues, or violations, which may jeopardize the Safety of members, visitors, or our facilities; to ensure appropriate corrective-actions may implemented.

When there is any doubt about safety: DO NOT FLY.