Ground Rules :
  • Flying is restricted to club members and their guests, provided the member has a current AMA membership
  • Cars must be parked in the designated areas only
  • Flight boxes and models being prepared for flight shall be restricted to the pit area
  • On arrival at the field, all transmitters shall be in the off position and antenna collapsed
  • No transmitter shall be turned on unless the appropriate frequency pin (clip) is attached to the frequency board
  • Frequency pins (clips) shall be removed from the frequency board after each flight
  • Keep bystanders out of the propeller arc, when engines are run up to full throttle in the pits
  • Extended running of engines for break-in purposes in the pits is not allowed
  • Do not aim prop wash at other modelers or their models
  • Spectators are welcome but must remain in the designated area
Model Requirements:
  • All models must comply with AMA safety requirements (no metal props, no knife-edge wings, etc.)
  • All new models (or models repaired after major damage) shall inspected for structural integrity by the club safety officer before flight
  • Any radio newly installed in a model or having been in a model during a crash shall be range checked before flight
  • All internal combustion engines (glow and or gas) shall be equipped with a muffler and not exceed 91 decibels
  • No nylon propellers (unless reinforced by glass fibers) are permitted on engines over .40 cu. in
Flight Rules:
  • Taxiing a model through the pit area is prohibited
  • Takeoffs and landings must be made only on the active runway in a direction into the wind. (Indicated by the wind sock)
  • Hand launching is permitted only from the designated area. NO hand launching from the pits
  • If a model must be carried out onto the runway for takeoff, this intention must be previously announced to any other pilots
  • Members pursuing this practice must promptly clear the runway when the model is released
  • Pilots must stand in the field stations when in flight
  • Only pilots, instructors and spotters are permitted in the field stations
  • No persons shall stand on the edge of the runway
  • All takeoffs and landings shall be previously announced to other fliers
  • A landing aircraft has the right of way over any aircraft taking off
  • A "dead stick" aircraft has the right of way over all others
  • When an engine goes dead in flight, shout "Dead-stick" loudly several times to warn others of the impending landing
  • In any case of a model malfunction in the air (radio or mechanical) promptly announce the problem to the others fliers in a loud voice
  • Any person wishing to retrieve a model from the runway shall previously announce this intention to other fliers. Shout "On the field"
  • No engine restarts shall be made on the field
  • There shall be no flying over the pits, spectator area or the parking lot
  • There shall be no flying when horseback riders are in the adjacent field (wait for them to pass) if you are already in flight, keep your aircraft at a safe distance
  • Low fly-passes are not permitted closer than 50 ft. to the field stations
  • No models shall be flown above an altitude of 400 ft
  • No more than 5 models are permitted in the air at once
  • There shall be no flying before 8 a.m
  • There shall be no flying during runway mowing operations
Membership Costs:
  • New members $100.00 a year .Plus $50.00 initiation
  • Renewals $100.00 a year, minus $25.00 for mowing credit
  • Children under 18 , $50.00 a year plus $25.00 initiation
  • Families of members under 18 are free
  • New members must be a member of the AMA

Dutchess R/C must attend a meeting and submit an application with payment. After a 3-month probation period you become a Full Member which includes voting rights. After being signed off by one of our Flight Instructors as being a safe responsible pilot, you are allowed to fly at the field without supervision.