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Old 09-10-2019, 05:37 AM   #1
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Hi all,

Looking for input on some of your clubs etiquette and rules of conduct at your fields. Not hard and fast rules, but general polite do's and don'ts.

For example, announcing your intentions to take off or land, when there are multiple pilots flying.

Our club has several new comer's this year, and we have been explaining a few finer points of etiquette to them. So I am just looking for examples as well as ideas.

Thanks.
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Re: Club/ flightline etiquette

Funny you should ask.
Our club has etiquette "do's and dont's" that are posted. It is used to explain common sense things everyone should know without having the burden of making it a "RULE". Our club rules is already overburdened and having more rules just makes it a boondoggle. I prefer to see it as "less rules, more common sense"

We take a cause-and-effect approach to the etiquette by explaining why its a problem. That way, it is more likely to be understood. It is a work in progress. We are still missing some pictures, but the message is still delivered.

It runs about 3 pages. We print it in 11x17 for better visibility. It is posted next to our rules.





We are also planning to do an "indoor etiquette" for our indoor events.

If you are interested I can post the full text version here.
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Old 09-10-2019, 07:32 AM   #3
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Re: Club/ flightline etiquette

Don't run your engine up on the flight line for 5 min while people are flying .Tune or break your engines in at home or when no one is in the air ..

Don't hog the air . Try to make sure everyone is getting a turn at the flight line .A polite or less advanced pilot is less likely to bull there way to the flight line on busy days and may end up not flying at all if not given the chance .

Offer assistance when asked , I have a routine as most do when I'm setting up a plane and don't like being disturbed in the middle of a set up as you risk overlooking something ..

As mentioned these and not hard and fast rules ,just things one should consider to be courteous ...

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Do not smoke anywhere on the field. Smoke at your home.
Keep your dog at home or in your car.
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Make sure you put the pin on frequency board before you turn on your transmitter.
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Do not smoke anywhere on the field. Smoke at your home.
Keep your dog at home or in your car.
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Hi Michael. I am not a smoker but I am a dog owner. I am curious if the club you fly at, practices the etiquette you've mentioned. I've never heard of a no smoking outdoor club or a club that encourages responsible owners to leave their dog at home. Perhaps this is unique to your region.- Steve
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Re: Club/ flightline etiquette

Yes our club has a no smoking and a no dog rule.
Just to expand on the reasoning for the no smoking, when and if you attend a full-size aircraft flying and static show there is no smoking on the grounds. Same should be at an RC
Field. Dogs on the flight line model aircraft or full size are a hazard.
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Re: Club/ flightline etiquette

Reason for no smoking around full size aircraft is because of the chance of igniting the fumes from the fuel due to the fact the full size can have hundreds if not thousand of gallons of highly flammable fuel on board doubt if our little six or twelve oz. tanks in the models pose the same danger
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Re: Club/ flightline etiquette

If there is a 3d pilot flying and no one else is in the air...wait until they are done their flight before launching your plane into the air.

If you spinner dip your plane on the runway....fill in the hole and clean up your debris.
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