1. Pilots are REQUIRED to become familiar with, and make use of, the 'Blue Sky' method of increasing separation of a model and a manned aircraft.
2. Anyone flying at the Seneca Falls FLAPS field must hold a current status with the AMA or fly under the direct supervision of a club designated Introductory Pilot Instructor. No exceptions.
3. Only FLAPS members in good standing are allowed to fly at our field. Guests are welcome but may fly at the field only with the approval of a member and only as long as the sponsoring member remains at the field. Guests will not fly unattended.
4. Models will fly only in pre-designated areas, and will yield right-of-way to full-size aircraft. Be aware! (See Rule #1).
6. All radio equipment shall meet or exceed 1991 standards. Any radios that incorporate the 72Mhz band of transmission must display the appropriate frequency pin.
7. Pilots are responsible for the air worthiness of their aircraft.
8. Only pilots, pilot assistants, and/or spotters are allowed on the flight line.
9. The testing of engines is to be performed in designated area(s) only.
10. No internal combustion engines are to be run between dusk and 9AM (10AM on weekends).
11. No intentional flying behind the flight line and/or close to structures.
12. Flying is strictly forbidden after the consumption of alcohol.
14. Any aircraft landings that are not recovered in the crop area and any “fly a ways” shall be recorded in an incident log and reported to the President.
15. Flying will be suspended when farm equipment is working in our overfly area.
16. Children under the age of 12 will be supervised at all times.
17. Please fly safely and wisely. We are very fortunate to have this field for our use and it is most definitely a privilege. Conduct yourselves as if you would like to keep the privilege to fly here.
AMA 'Blue Sky'
The FLAPS flying field in Seneca Falls is located in fairly close proximity to the airport. With that said, we all have to be aware of any and all manned aircraft
'Blue Sky' is a term used to explain the method used to increase separation between a model and a manned aircraft in the same vicinity.
The modeler should maneuver the aircraft in such a way as to increase the amount of blue sky perceived between the model and the manned
By increasing the blue sky separation, the question about depth perception is taken out of the equation and the modeler need not worry
whether the model is closer to him than the manned aircraft or further away.
Increasing the blue sky between the model and the manned aircraft automatically increases separation between them.
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