Safety is our number 1 priority!. Do
not do anything that may compromise the safety of the general public, club members or anyone else.
Every club member is a safety officer. If you see something that you consider is dangerous,
approach the offender in a polite but firm manner.
Frequency control. Check that no one else is flying on your frequency before every flight. Make
sure that your peg is on the “Peg Board” before switching on your transmitter. If you see anyone flying that you
do not recognize, please approach them and advise them of these guidelines
Pre-flight checks. Check that all the controls on your model work correctly and the model is
fit to be flown. Ask for advice and help, particularly if you are an inexperienced pilot, or you are test flying a new model.
Always do a proper range check on new models/radio gear. Do not fly any models if you are experiencing any radio or control
problems until they are fixed.
When flying, keep a safe distance from yourself, other club members, and members of the public.
When landing your model think of what might happen if you need to over fly the landing and go
round again. Allow yourself an "escape route" and do not choose a landing approach that may involve flying towards, or over,
You must always be prepared to take avoiding action to avoid an accident with a club member/member
of the public etc, even if this means crashing your model.
At any time you are not flying, YOU are a safety officer. Keep fliers informed of approaching
members of the public, animals, etc.
All club members should make themselves aware of the contents of the BMFA handbook, which will
have been issued to them when they joined the BMFA.
If in doubt, always ask for advice and assistance!