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TCRCAM Field Rules

TCRCAM Rules Summary



ELECTRIC – 7:00 am – 5:00 pm Every Day


Gas & Glow – 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday – Saturday


10:00 am – 5:00 pm Sunday






All airplanes must be placed on a start-up table BEFORE batteries are connected and batteries disconnected and BEFORE airplane is returned to the pits. Airplanes with “arming plugs” are excluded




Maximum permitted engine noise is 102db (average) measured at 10 feet from 4 cardinal positions.

Flyers are not permitted to enter the planting area of the farm to retrieve downed aircraft.


The farm manager must be notified and will recover the aircraft or grant permission for the flyer to enter the fields.

This is more important than ever as we are dealing with a new manager.



TCRCAM Field Rules – February 1, 2010


One of the principle reasons our club was incorporated was to provide an organization which could maintain a suitable flying facility for use by it’s members, where the best interests of each member would be protected by regulations set up for this purpose. The basic premise of these regulations is safety for all. We ask you to conduct your activities in accordance with these regulations in a responsible manner with respect to others.

General Rules

To Use the Field For Flying, You Must:
1) Be a member of the TCRCAM in good standing, or if a guest, be accompanied be a member holding a current membership card.
2) Have a valid AMA membership card on your person or attached in plain sight to your flight box.

Flying Field Regulations:

1. AMA and club rules apply at all times.
2. All flyers must have a current AMA membership.
3. A flight line pass will be issued to each member. This pass will be specific to each member and will include the members name, his AMA number and the year of issue. The pass must be displayed in your vehicle when you come to fly. No pass, no fly.
4. No alcoholic beverages are allowed at the field.
5. No littering, including cigarette butts, rubber bands , broken props, etc.
6. The maximum permitted engine noise measured at 10 feet from 4 cardinal positions, and averaged, is 102 db, with the model over grass and the db meter held at waist level.
Airplanes that make very little noise, such as electric powered models and non powered gliders are exempt from this test. Every member should be aware of the consequences of loud engines and should make every effort to limit the noise of their airplanes with proper
mufflers and propellers.
7. All Ham Band and 72 Mhz transmitters will be placed in the impound area when not in use. No Ham Band or 72 Mhz transmitter will be turned on unless the flyer’s membership card is in the frequency slot and the flyer has the proper frequency pin. In lieu of the above procedures, Flyers using 2.4 Mhz are not required to place their transmitters in the impound area but will attach their membership card to their transmitter.
8. All flyers will be held responsible for losses caused by improper radio use.
9. Frequency pins should not be held for more than 15 minutes when someone else is waiting to fly.
10. No prolonged engine testing in the pit area. An engine test area is located at the eastern end of the flight line.
11. Flyers must take off and land from the barriers and stand in the pilot box while flying.
12. All aircraft must be restrained behind the pilot boxes. No taxiing is permitted behind the pilot boxes.
13. All flying must be done past the far side (North Side) of the runway. Do not take off or land if traffic is nearby on the road.
14. Flyers will announce verbally and acknowledge critical flight activities with following order of priority: emergency landing, landing, take off, low pass or touch and go.
15. Non powered sailplanes shall be launched at least 500 feet from the nearest pilot box.
16. All powered sailplanes and other hand launched aircraft shall be launched from the runway and away from the pilot boxes.
17. All forward flight helicopter operations shall be performed from the runway and be subject to the same operating rules as fixed wing aircraft. All extended hovering shall be done well away from the runway and pilot boxes.
18. No more than five aircraft shall be permitted in the air at the same time. Multi ship “gaggles”, with more than five aircraft are allowed when conditions permit. Hovering helicopters in another area are excluded from this rule.
19. Flyers are not permitted to enter the planting area of the farm to retrieve downed aircraft. The farm manager must be notified and will recover the aircraft or grant permission for the flyer to enter the fields.
20. Flying Times; No glow, gas or turbine engine may be started before 8:00 AM week days Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM on Saturday and 10:00 AM on Sundays. Electric powered airplanes are exempt from these limits. No flying of any kind is permitted after 5:00 PM.

Frequency Control:

1) When you arrive at the field, place your transmitter in the impound area.
2) Your transmitter shall not be turned on until your membership card is placed on the Frequency Control Board, and the frequency pin is in your possession. This must be done whether you are flying or testing your aircraft.
3) Overlapping of pins is not permitted.
4) As soon as your flight or testing is complete, turn your transmitter off, return your frequency pin the Frequency Control Board and retrieve your membership card. Don’t forget to return your transmitter to the impound area.
5) Flyers operating on 2.4 Mhz are not required to follow these procedures but are required to attach their membership card to their transmitters when flying.