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G.S.L.M.A Notice – December 10, 2016
GSLMA recently met with St. Louis County Parks Department. The following new County Council Order with Attachment A was approved by the County Council. Attachment A are updated Buder Park flying field rules showing that both AMA and a Buder ParkPermit (for a fee) are required to fly at Buder Park.
Effective January 1, 2017, St. Louis County Park Rangers will be checking for current AMA membership and a current Buder Park Permit. If you are flying without AMA and/or a Buder Park Permit, a citation may be issued.
Please contact GSLMA with questions.
BEFORE THE COUNTY COUNCIL OF ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MISSOURI
In the Matter of Approval of Buder Park Flying Field Rules.
O R D E R
Now 0n this 15th day of November 2016, the County Council of St. Louis County, Missouri, does find as follows:
WHEREAS, in a communication received and filed November 1, 2016, the Director of Parks and Recreation advised the County Council that the department has issued new rules for use of the Buder Park Flying Field, which new rules accompanied the Director’s letter as Attachment A; and
WHEREAS, Sec 616.180 SLCRO 1974 as amended makes such rules subject to approval of the County Council;
UPON MOTION DULY MADE, SECONDED AND CARRIED, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED BY THE COUNTY COUNCIL OF ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MISSOURI:
SECTION l. The Buder Park Flying Field Rules, revised October 5, 2016, which were received and filed November 1, 2016, are hereby approved.
MICHAEL E. O’MARA CHAIRMAN, COUNTY COUNCIL
APPROVED AS TO LEGAL FORM:
PETER J. KRANE COUNTY COUNSELOR
Buder Park Flying Field Rules Greater Saint Louis Model Association
Revised: October 5, 2016
Buder Park Flying Field is open to all R/C aircraft modelers, but in the interests of safety, is policed by the Greater St. Louis Modeling Association (GSLMA) under a mandate from the St. Louis County Department of Parks and Recreation.
Field operations and activities are subject to and require permits for a fee, issued by GSLMA and under the authority of the Parks Department. Ordinance # 616.180. Applications for permits can be obtained from application box under pavilion, other local club websites or GSLMA’s website: www.gslma.com.
All flying will be done in compliance with the posted rules and other safety regulations. Failure to comply with the regulations will be considered to be in violation of safe flying practices and a violation of County Rules and Regulations.
- The official Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) safety rules shall e applicable to all flying activity at the In situations where specific guidance is not provided sound judgment must prevail.
- Both, AMA Full Membership liability insurance and a Buder Park permit are required to fly at R/C, Control Line and FPV A permit FEE will apply_. Penalty of up to $1,000 and/or as much as 1year jail if flying without a permit. Ordinance # 616.190.
- Vehicles will be parked in designated areas only. To alleviate parking lot congestion, vehicles pulling trailers may park at east end of pit area. This shall be allowed only when ground is solid enough to support vehicle without damage to ground.
- Spectators are not allowed in the pit area or on the Guests may be in the shelter or pit area only if closely supervised by a permit holder.
- Only (flying) pilots and their helper or spotter are permitted on the
- The Shelter will not be used as a pit Equipment may be placed in the shelter only during inclement weather and only one designated table can be used for field repairs. Engine running is not permitted in the shelter.
- Engine break-in or tuning will not be permitted in the spectator or main pit areas but is allowed on the extreme ends of either pit
- If flying on 72Mhz, pilots must use their park permit to cover the applicable frequency on the frequency board in the
- No more than six pilots are allowed to fly at one When five or more pilots are flying, there shall be one person present at or near pilot station to direct traffic.
- Aircraft carts are not allowed in front of shelter.
- Hand launching will be done from active runway, making sure other pilots are aware of launching.
- Sailplane Hi-Starts will be launched parallel with active runway and they will have a drag chute or similar
- All electric aircraft weighing more than 2ounces (56 grams) will be flown from designated flight stations and the same flight rules shall
- When a model experiences difficulties, the pilot or helper shall loudly and clearly warn the other flyers of the Landing priority will be given to the flyer experiencing difficulty.
- All flying will be in accordance with the chart and safety zone boundary map posted at
No out of boundary flying Is permitted. Permit can be revoked by GSLMA for flying out of the boundary.
- Wind direction will determine the flight Takeoffs and landings shall be in the same direction unless the wind changes and all pilots agree to reverse the pattern.
- Pilots will stand at the pilot Flying down the runway will also be in the same direction. Example: Left to right pattern stand at left pilot stations.
- Hovering for all aircraft shall be done at the east end of “West/East” runway when not in use or on far side of active runway. All landing and’ take-offs shall have right of way.
- All helicopters must be carried to and from the runway or hovering There shall be forward pattern flight at runways and hovering at the designated hovering area.
- In addition to the ordinance-based penalties for violation of the above safety rules, Louis County reserves the right to report safety violations to GSLMA and the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) for possible revocation of flying privileges and insurance status.
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