CORRECT FLYING PROCEDURE AT CLUB FIELD.
|The above diagram shows the system adopted by the club at a
previous AGM and as recommended by Duncan Barker, one of our most senior members and a
long-standing and very experienced instructor. Please remember the golden
rule. MOVE THE CONE TO SUIT THE WIND AND
FLY FROM THAT CONTROL BOX! The blue
arrows above show the approximate directions the wind should be traveling when
you are stood at that box. If it
isn’t, you are in the wrong box so move the cone! Even if there are only two
members, the first person should set up the site, starting with putting out the
pegboard, then check the wind direction and decide which “Control Box” the cone
should be placed at. Thus if others come
to the site later, and the wind hasn’t changed, the correct procedure
has been followed and everyone will copy the first persons set up. If you know how to take off whilst standing
at the cone, that’s great, but if your habit is still to stand behind the model
at take off, please move to the cone as quickly as you can as “dead sticks” can
happen very quickly.
The above information remains the normal arrangement but provision has been made in the Safety Rules in 2017 for some modification to this guidance as long as all pilots are in agreement. PLEASE READ THE SAFETY RULES FOR THE FULL GUIDANCE.
Last modified: December 05, 2017