I thought Id pen this down given the last few incidences of mishaps I have seen to date after coming back to the hobby some 7 months now.
1. The weather is windy, plane is light, launches and plane floats overhead an crashes onto the road behind him and or hits stationery cars parked behind
2. Fliers who think they own the whole airspace and flying in random directions and altitudes with sudden changes of direction and altitude and colliding into other planes
3. Fliers who insists on taking up planes that are not properly balanced or setup hence ending up on the ground seconds after launching
4. Fliers who fly non stop battery pack after battery pack without a break and not giving other s chance at the airspace.
5. Fliers who are just plain dangerous by flying really close to other bystanders.
6. Fliers who launch their planes when there is a man on the field. And this man on the field was walking back to the flight line....I mean....cant you just wait for the field to be clear before launch.
We have limited fields and space so we have to learn to share the space with others. Flight safety is paramount #1 thing we should observe and next comes etiquette.
1. Please fly in weather conditions suitable for your plane. Do not risk other people safety and property
2. Do not fly within 10m of the flight line and keep your low passes at a safe distance.
3. If you have trouble setting up your plane, don't be shy to ask for help
4. DO not fly and power up towards yourself and the flight line where people are assembled. That goes for landing too. Please land or fly parallel to the flight line.
5, Fly in a predictable manner and not all over the shop. Fly the plane...not let the plane fly you. Wind is not an excuse. If you can't control your plane in windy weather you should not be up there flying.
6. Don't fly into the sun. It blinds you
7. As cool as your paint job is...make sure its visible and you can tell the planes orientation clearly.
8. No matter how good your eyesight is, please don't fly at 7.15pm in the twilight. Thats when vision is at its worst and your perception of depth and distance is compromised.
1. Please take a break after your flight to allow others to fly the airspace too. Taking a break helps you rest your eyes and prepares you to be fresh for the next flight.
2. If you are a heli pilot, please do not insert yourself into the flight path of flying planes. Either move to extreme ends where planes fly or wait for them to come down. It no fun seeing a plane and heli collide.
3. Please clean up your trash off the field. I find props, fuselage, wings of crashed and disused gear all over the field. Including epoxy.
For those who feel strongly about this, feel free to latch on and add your comments and ideas and proposals to keep this hobby and our fields safe.