Rules & Safety
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SLRCFA has Two fire extinguishers available for members to use if an emergency arises. One is near the Transmitter Impound area and the other much larger extinguisher is located INSIDE of the largest grill. Please contact a SLRCFA board member if one of these extinguishers are used so that it may be recharged or replaced.
by Jonathon Hendrickson
For many years Pilots at SLRCFA have used the 6 individual pilot stations (at each end) to fly their aircraft from. This setup was implemented to reduce interference when multiple pilots were flying at the same time using 72mhz transmitters. Often this distance between station 1 and station 6 made it extremely difficult to hear pilots making callouts like “LANDING!!!” Now fast forward to 2016, most of our members fly with 2.4ghz and this separation is no longer necessary.
What is the greatest benefit that can be gained to promote safety and comradery while flying at SLRCFA? COMMUNICATION!! What we are going to try out are called “Pilot Zones.” These “Pilot Zones” consist of the center 2 pilot stations combined at each end of the runway. The “Pilot Zones” are clearly marked as the area inside of the white fences. Pilots may stand anywhere inside of this zone while flying.
Effective immediately, pilots must fly from ONE “Pilot Zone” (boxed area) and the zone used will dictated by wind direction. Pilots are permitted to stand nearer to the END of the runway for take-off and landing ONLY (e.g. warbirds, jets).
During all other phases of flight, pilots should fly from the “Pilot Zone."
Let’s give these new “Pilot Zones” a try, promoting camaraderie while increasing safety through clearer communication.
In order to make it feasible to use computers and discuss issues without plane sounds (or asking people not to fly), we've moved our SLRCFA Board meetings to the first Wednesday of each month at the Eureka Library. However, the next board meeting on June 1st, 2016 (Wednesday) will be held at the field, due to library unavailability.
by Jonathan Hendrickson
Several SLRCFA members volunteered at the air show. SLRCFA had a 20x30 booth displaying a variety of aircraft. Volunteers answered questions and promoted the hobby. 25+ spectators were interested in coming out to our field for an Introductory Flight. SLRCFA also distributed flyers, promoting our June 11-12th Big Bird Fly In. All volunteers were treated to free admission to the air show and were able to watch the entire show from the booth at show center.
A change in concept, not just design.
By, Marshall Henley
Big news! The board recently approved a logo change for SLRCFA effective March 24th.
The goals for the new logo were straightforward. We wanted to create a logo that:
To accomplish this, we ended up coming up with an “adaptable logo concept” that changes with context, but maintains our image. The new logo concept is a “filled donut logo”, meaning that the image within the logo may be approved to change in context with logo usage (see rightt). The great part about this was we already had an excellent candidate for the logo “donut” based upon something that Rodney Adams had cut on his vinyl machine for a few folks.
While the logo “filling” can change, here’s our default logo for all communications (this is also for the AEROBATICS / 3D context):
Now, the “filling” concept adapts because the aerobatic plane silhouette can be replaced with other approved silhouettes, depending upon the context of usage. Any new “fills” for our logo can be submitted to the board for approval through the President, Vice President or Webmaster and can be approved by those three, so we can adapt it easily.
At this time, we’ve also developed four additional logos for specific contexts:
We also have some variability on color schemes, in addition to black on white (as above):
Soon, we will be offering vinyl logos for your planes and your vehicle. The idea behind the new logo provides for multiple logos based upon what you fly. You’ll be able to proudly represent your club, your hobby and what you fly with any or all of the specific logos. Stay tuned for this on our website and in ROTATE.
If you have any questions on logo usage or have a new idea for a logo “filling,” please contact our webmaster, Marshall Henley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We want to extend special thanks to Rodney Adams for coming up with the original logo vector graphics!
We've updated our Operating Procedures to help board meetings run more smoothly. The main change to the document is the last item, indicating how board meeting will be run (and referencing our rules of order for those meetings). We're trying to maintain decorum and keep things efficient. Click here for the simple one-page document on how things are being run.
From time to time, SLRCFA updates our field rules. We changed them in April to make them a little more clear, and to make sure that we emphasize that folks shouldn't rip the prop.
Click here now to bone-up on this simple one-page set of field rules.
Poem inspired by our Fly-In
The SLRCFA board of directors have formed a committee to come up with a 2-5 year plan for our club. The committee will be sending out several surveys to poll the entire membership as well as prior members and hobby enthusiast. The surveys may include inner club events, training days, fun fly activities, flying site amenities, and so on. Please do your part on answering the surveys so that we get the most complete data possible. We may also opt to call you and have a conversation.
If you have any questions, please contact Marshall Henley, webmaster at email@example.com.
Our June 11-12 fly in is fast approaching. Help is needed to organize the event. If you would like to volunteer help plan/organized the event or would be willing to volunteer at the event please contact Jonathon @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
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