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Rules & Regulations

During the 2008 Arizona Flying Circus there will be volunteer safety directors identified by orange vests. They will be observing everyone flying. If they see any pilot not following the rules (listed below) or flying in a manor they deem unsafe, they will issue a warning to the pilot. If a pilot gets two safety warnings during the fly-in, they will be grounded for the rest of the event.

Here are the rules:

  1. All pilots must attend a daily flight briefing in order to fly. If a pilot misses a scheduled flight briefing, the pilot must get a one-on-one flight briefing from a designated Safety Officer to be cleared to fly.
  2. Follow all part 103 regulations. This includes no night flying or flying over open assemblies of people or over congested areas.
  3. Do not drive or fly low over the roads (paved and sod), golf courses, or buildings at any time.
  4. Be aware of your surroundings and pay close attention to other pilots and spectators in the take-off and landing area as it will be congested.
  5. Do not perform acrobatics around the designated flying area at the hotel. If you desire to perform higher-risk maneuvers go away from the Hotel premises with at least 300 feet of altitude.
  6. Working FRS radios must be used while flying. You must be able to transmit and receive in flight. The channels for the fly-in are FRS 5.0 for regular traffic and FRS 4.0 for an alternate channel or for the competition.
  7. Helmets are required of all pilots while flying.
  8. No Tent Camping on the hotel premises. No outdoor cooking. RVs are allowed to be parked near the flying area with a paid parking fee for the entire event.
  9. No pets allowed outside of flying area. Pets in flying area must be on a leash. The Hotel is pet friendly, please let them know you will be bringing your pet when booking your room.
Some good sense, safety & security tips:
  1. When you are ready to fly, set up and launch in a timely manor. When you are finished flying, remove your equipment from the main flying field as soon as possible.
  2. If you must leave your gear for an extended time, fold your wing up next to your motor. Watch out for your prop blast.
  3. Beware of the hypnotic and magnetic effect of cameras and spectators. Look before you turn. A midair collision will do more than ruin your day.
  4. Follow the established flying pattern around the main area.
  5. Do not pour fuel or oil on the flying field. The next pilot that lays their wing on the ground will not be very happy. Try and keep fuel and oil off the grass.
  6. Please keep an eye on your gear and that of others. Lock up and secure your gear when away from it overnight or longer periods of time. Do not leave expensive parts or pieces out in the open or unsupervised for extended periods of time. If you notice any suspicious activity, please notify an event organizer promptly.


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