Club Information

General Information

PURPOSE

To promote active participation in the sport/hobby of radio-controlled model aviation. We support many aspects of the hobby, including sport/fun flying, pattern, scale and combat. We hold both club flies and open AMA-sanctioned contests for interested members. We also have a flight-instruction program for beginning pilots.

MAILING ADDRESS

Secretary, CMRCM

c/o Ken Kennedy

24 Maple Lane

Northborough, MA 01532

 
 E-MAIL ADDRESS
 
usma82@verizon.net

NEWSLETTER EDITORS

Ken Kennedy
Bill Riordan
 

WEB PAGE ADMINISTRATORS

Ken Kennedy
 
 
 E-MAIL ADDRESS
 


Field Information

 
 Membership in the Academy of Model Aeronautics is required to operate aircraft at the club's flying site; link from here for AMA information. All AMA and field rules must be followed; rules are posted at the flying site at all times. 
 Registration with the FAA is required to operate aircraft at the club's flying site; link from here for FAA information.
 
 
PLEASE watch your speed, and watch for pedestrians and their pets when using the roads to access the flying field.

The CMRCM Airfield is located in Northborough, MA (aprox. 300 feet from Westborough town line)

The field is located on the Massachusetts Department of Fisheries and Wildlife property about one mile north of the intersection of Route 9 and Lyman St.
 

 
The following are the directions to our field:
  1. Take Route 495 North or South to Route 9 West, or from the east or west head toward Westborough on Route 9.
  2. Turn (going North) into Lyman Street (at the Burger King intersection).
  3. Follow Lyman St. about a mile (past the State Hospital).
  4. The field will be visible on your left.

Note that automobile access to the field is only possible if you are a member .  There is a visitors parking area above the members parking lot to the left of the access road before reaching the gate. If you are not a member, please park in the visitors parking lot.

Recent FAA Rule Changes, click here.

Field Safety Rules and Conditions

  1. No Flying before 9:00 am
  2. No Electric Powered Flight before 9:00 am
  3. No Fuel Powered Flight before 10:00 am
  4. Members must demonstrate that they can safely operate an aircraft to a club officer before they can fly solo at the club field.
  5. Guests may use the field for ONE flying session under the invitation and supervision of a club member. Guests MUST be AMA members.
  6. All members of CMRCM Inc. are required to display their current CMRCM membership card on their person while at the CMRCM flying site.
  7. Mufflers must be used on ALL engines for size .10 cid. and up.
  8. The club noise limit is 100db measured per the AMA standard. (Click here for AMA guidelines and recommendations.)
  9. All pilots MUST use the frequency control system, and keep their transmitters in the impound when not in use.
  10. No taxiing is allowed in the pit area. Pilots must physically guide aircraft in the pit area.
  11. Deliberately flying unsafely, or flying an aircraft in an unsafe condition, as determined by any club officer or instructor, will not be permitted.
  12. No takeoffs, flying, or landings are allowed over the pit area or spectators.
  13. No flying behind (north of) the flight line, which extends in both directions indefinitely, and no flying west of the paved access road.
  14. All takeoffs and landings will be in one direction, as established and agreed upon by the pilots currently using the field.
  15. The first turn after takeoff will be away from the pits and/or spectators.
  16. All pilots actually flying should stand at one of the four (4) designated flight stations.
  17. No more than (4) aircraft in the air at one time.
  18. Deadstick aircraft have priority, followed by sailplanes, then followed by aircraft under power, when making landings.
  19. All aircraft that are not in operation should be in the pit area. Do not leave your plane on the flying portion of the field.
  20. Prolonged engine running on the ground should be conducted away from the pit area. #When starting your engine, watch that your prop blast doesn’t blow dirt and dust on another plane. No breaking-in of engines on Fish and Game property.
  21. Spectators should be kept behind the pit area.
  22. Parking should be in the designated areas only.
  23. No smoking in the pit area.
  24. All radios manufactured before 1992 must be "gold-stickered", except for HAM 53MHz. There are no channel bans. If a frequency becomes a problem it will be posted.
  25. All members are asked to keep the pit and field areas clean. Take your trash home.
  26. As a courtesy to other flyers, frequency usage should be limited to 10 minutes.

Wildlife Management Area Regulations

  1. No person shall possess any alcoholic beverage except under permit, or dump or discard any can, bottle, or rubbish.
  2. No person shall remove vegetation, soil, or stones from any wildlife management area except under permit.
  3. No person shall use excessive speed in driving a vehicle.
  4. No person, unless under permit, shall drive or possess any vehicle except on roads or trails maintained for public travel.
  5. No person shall deface or molest any sign, building, or equipment.
  6. No person shall build or maintain a fire without written permission from the Director of the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, or his designated agent.
  7. No person shall camp within any wildlife management area without written permission from the Director of the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, or his designated agent.
  8. No person shall engage in target practicing without written permission from the Director of the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, or his designated agent.
  9. No person shall use any weapon other than shotgun or bow and arrow during the open season on upland game birds.
  10. No person shall hunt on any wildlife management area where pheasant or quail are stocked, before sunrise or after sunset during the open season on pheasant or quail.
  11. No person shall hunt during the pheasant or quail season on public shooting grounds, or wildlife management areas where pheasant or quail are stocked, without wearing a "hunter orange" cap or hat, except while night hunting for raccoon or while hunting from a blind or boat.
  12. No person, except under permit, shall dig or disturb any artifact or archaeological remains.
  13. The Director may make special regulations to handle special situations peculiar to wildlife management areas.
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