|The Rhode Island Soaring Club||
Frequencies used: 2.4Ghz, FM, AM.
contact a club officer for current field use and availability; all sites are in the vicinity of the Richmond airport.
FIELD PRACTICES & RULES
REMEMBER THAT WE ARE GUESTS AT THESE FIELDS, WE DO NOT OWN THEM, BUT ARE HERE AT THE SUFFERANCE OF THE OWNERS.
1. Only AMA members are allowed to fly at the fields.
2. All Sailplanes and Radios shall be marked and identified according to AMA and FCC specifications.
3. DO NOT park or drive on the turf grass, ever.
4. No aircraft powered by internal combustion engines are allowed;
5. New members or visitors shall demonstrate to a Senior Member their ability to control their model safely and their equipment shall be made available for a safety check.
6. Any model or radio that is damaged, shall be properly repaired before flying again.
7. Sailplanes launched by winch or hi-start, have field location and direction preference over electric assisted types.
8. Launch Area shall be at least 100 feet from the highway, buildings and any parked vehicles.
9. DO NOT fly over the highway or private property at low altitude (300 feet recommended minimum).
10. DO NOT fly through Launch/Parking Areas
11. All pilots not using 2.4Ghz radio equipment must display a channel number flag and their name on a pole at the pits area before turning on their transmitter.
12. No aircraft shall be launched/flown in or out of the pit area and the safety of others must be the overriding concern at all times.
13. Aircraft in the process of landing have priority over those preparing to launch.
14. Announcing calls such as “Launching/Taking Off” and “Landing” should be made when multiple pilots are flying.
15. When flying, all pilots will stand at least 50 feet from the parking area.
16. Be particularly alert for General and Commercial Aviaition, including ultra-lights, as they always have right of way within the airspace.
17. Novices or Trainees shall use a Buddy Box or have a competent pilot at their side ready to take over.
18. NO LITTERING - retrieve all tools, stakes, turnarounds and any debris before you leave the field.
19. NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES on the field.
20. DO NOT interfere with activities of farm personnel and DO NOT argue with neighbours.
21. DO NOT go on the turf when you may damage it. Frost, Mud, Wet, Soggy, etc. Use good judgement.
22. Be considerate where you park your car, to not annoy neighbours or farm operations. Parking/driving on the turf is absolutely forbidden.
23. Please be discreet when on your phone or using other audio devices, either use headphones or stand away when on a call.
24. Although pets are not encouraged at the field, they are allowed if the owner takes full responsibility for their behaviour and do not interfere with flying activities.
25. Due to the negative publicity regarding drone use, several of our residential neighbours approached club members asking if we have cameras on our models. Therefore, to maintain our good rapport and ensure our continued use of these fields, cameras on sailplanes, or anything else you happen to fly are prohibited at the Covell & Fairground flying sites.
26. If you land outside field boundaries and on private property, do attempt to obtain permission before trespassing to recover your model.
27. Please use common sense.