Field Rules


C.O.G.G. Field Rules 2017

Since different sod fields may be assigned our club at various times, these general rules shall apply
to any of COGG’s registered fields.

The MAAC Safety Code and, for RC aircraft, section(s) dealing specifically with RC Climb and
Glide aircraft shall apply.

Aircraft flying at COGG fields shall be restricted to unpowered sailplanes, and aircraft powered by
electric motor, rubber, or compressed gas. Generally aircraft shall be flown in climb-and-glide
mode, but limited flight of other types may be allowed at the discretion of the club.

The club reserves the right to restrict the operation of aircraft that it considers to be dangerous, or
beyond the scope and nature of the club’s primary mission and objectives.

No liquid-fuelled engines or rocket-powered aircraft or missiles are allowed.

Drive only on the designated access paths and at low speed.
NO VEHICLES are permitted on the sod.

All fliers (members and guests) must be current members of the M.A.A.C. or the A.M.A.

All launching equipment installed on the field must bear identification of the owner.
A flag or streamer must be installed at the location of a turnaround, sufficiently visible to be seen
clearly from the winch and launching area.

All fliers must check the frequency board (or other frequency control system in place) and register
their frequency before turning on a transmitter.

Before the first flight of the day, and after any significant changes or repairs have been made, a
radio range check must be must be made before flying. Also check charge level of all batteries.

Check settings and operation of all controls on any aircraft you are about to fly, as well as the
charge level indication on transmitter. Ensure the transmitter is set to the correct model.

All takeoffs and landings must be made at least 100 feet (30 meters) from all parked vehicles.

Launches must not be made with people or equipment in dangerous proximity ahead of, or on
either side of, the launch path.

No Fly Zones: No low flying shall be allowed;

– Over vehicles, pit areas, launching areas (while launches are taking place.)
– Over houses or other buildings.
– Over areas being mowed.
– Over, at or near power lines
– Over any other areas deemed dangerous by the club.

During contests, the Contest Director is responsible for enforcing the safety rules, and for
authorizing and coordinating all flying activities at the field.

Do not leave ground stakes, equipment or any refuse behind when leaving.