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The field can be used seven days of the week between
the hours of 0700 to 1700hrs.

1. No model shall be flown at a height:
a) In excess of 100 feet ( 30 metres) when any full size aircraft are flying in the vicinity of
the field.
b) In excess of 400 feet (125 metres) at any time.
2. No model shall be flown over any people, taken-off, launched from, landed in or flown over:
a) The Pits area or Taxiways.
b) Any part of the field behind a designated Pilot’s Box (position).
c) The area beyond the limits of the field boundaries:
d) Any designated area promulgated by the committee as Prohibited.
e) Within 100 meters of any housing.
3. No model shall be flown from any position on the field other than that designated as “Pilot’s Box” or Pilot’s Position except:
a) At take-off, a pilot may stand behind the model until it is airborne, after which he will
return to the Pilot’s Box immediately. To achieve this when other aircraft are being flown, the Pilot(s) must clearly acknowledge a call to fly circuits that will not be above the pilot on the strip. This may be done by the members attempting to take-off or with the assistance of other members. Only when pilots have acknowledged the call and
cleared the airspace above the intended take-off position will any pilot enter the strip.
Pilots will be advised to resume normal circuits as soon as it is practical.
b) While hand launching models on the verge of the strip, after which he will return to the Pilots box (position) immediately .
c) While launching models on the verge of the strip with bungies or similar mechanisms, after which he will return to the pilots box (position) immediately.
4. Any model or engine operated at the field must be restrained or tethered unless it is being taxied or flown.
5. No model shall be flown until its control surfaces have been checked for correct direction and freedom of movement.
6. An FM radio equipment still being used must be bandwidth tested by an approved testing facility on a once of basis before it can be operated at the field. It is the responsibility of the user of any FM operated radio used at the field to check and co-ordinate their use of channels with any other FM operator at the field.
7. Pilots must use the following, or similar terminology, to indicate their intentions to other fliers, who in turn, must acknowledge that they are aware of what is occurring or about to occur. The notice of intent should be loud, clear, concise and acknowledged. If an intention is stated but then delayed for any reason it must be restated and acknowledged before proceeding.
 “TAXING ON THE RUNWAY” (having first asked other pilots for clearance)
 “TAKING OFF”  (priority to be given to aircraft on final approach)
 “LOW PASS FROM THE LEFT ,RIGHT or REAR as applicable” NOTE: Low is defined as under 2
metres.
 “LANDING”  Call before turning on to final approach – indicate emergency if any.
 “GOING AROUND” aborting a landing after calling intention to land.
 “DEAD STICK”  Emergency landing after engine failure. All other fliers to give way.
 “GOING ON THE RUNWAY” To stand behind the model for take-off or to recover a model
that cannot be taxied.
 “RUNWAY CLEAR” When all people and models are off the runway.
8. Any accident involving the operation of a model aircraft, which results in injury to another person(s) and/or damage to another’s property shall be reported to CMAC Secretary and Treasurer immediately. Any “Out of Bounds” incident must be reported to the CMAC Secretary and Treasurer immediately.
9. No model shall be flown if visibility does not permit continuous visual contact by the pilot with the model.
10. No Model weighing between 7 kg and 25kg shall be flown unless the pilot(s) holds a current MAAA heavy model Permit to Fly as prescribed in the MAAA Manual of Procedures.
11. No person shall fly any fuel or electric powered radio controlled model after having consumed any alcoholic beverage or used any drug to an extent which is likely to impair a person’s ability to control a model safely.
12. No person shall be permitted in the pits area, at the Pilots box (position), or on or near the runway if the person’s age or incapacity is likely to cause injury or damage to him or herself unless they are accompanied and directly supervised at all times by a mature and responsible person.
13. No dogs are permitted at the field unless they are restrained by a leash.
14. No model shall be taxied in the Pits area.
15. Fuel engines or electric motors are not allowed to be started in the Pits area.
16. Anyone who is not able to control a model without assistance shall be supervised by an approved pilot or instructor at all times. This includes any pilot that has not attained bronze or silver wings rating.
17. A pilot of aircraft weighing less than 2 kg must hold bronze wings to fly without assistance.
18. A pilot of any aircraft with a weight of 2 kg or more must have attained silver wings before flying without assistance.
19. No vehicles are to proceed on the runway unless there is no flying being carried out or flying is finished for the day.
20. No Smoking allowed in the Pits or Pilots Box (position).
21. Cairns Regional Council requires all CMAC members to be bound to these by-laws as a condition of lease agreement for the use of the field.
22. Any change of these conditions needs to be applied for directly to the Cairns Regional Council.
Any breach of these By-Laws will seriously jeopardise our lease agreement and therefore the CMAC

committee are bound to strict adherence of these By-Laws. This will mean that penalties may be

imposed to any member found in breach of these conditions.
OPERATIONAL BY-LAWS SUMMARY  01 OCT 2015
The Hickling Access field shall only be in use on Saturday afternoons between
the hours of 1000 to 1700hrs.
1. No model shall be flown at a height:
a) In excess of 100 feet ( 30 metres) when any full size aircraft are flying in the vicinity of
the field.
b) In excess of 400 feet (125 metres) at any time.
2. No model shall be flown over any people, taken-off, launched from, landed in or flown
over:
a) The Pits area or Taxiways.
b) Any part of the field behind a designated Pilot’s Box (position).
c) The area beyond the limits of the field boundaries:
d) Any designated area promulgated by the committee as Prohibited.
e) Within 100 meters of any housing.
3. No model shall be flown from any position on the field other than that designated
as “Pilot’s Box” or Pilot’s Position except:
a) At take-off, a pilot may stand behind the model until it is airborne, after which he will
return to the Pilot’s Box immediately. To achieve this when other aircraft are being
flown, the Pilot(s) must clearly acknowledge a call to fly circuits that will not be above
the pilot on the strip. This may be done by the members attempting to take-off or with
the assistance of other members. Only when pilots have acknowledged the call and
cleared the airspace above the intended take-off position will any pilot enter the strip.
Pilots will be advised to resume normal circuits as soon as it is practical.
b) While hand launching models on the verge of the strip, after which he will return to the
Pilots box (position) immediately .
c) While launching models on the verge of the strip with bungies or similar mechanisms,
after which he will return to the pilots box (position) immediately.
4. Any model or engine operated at the field must be restrained or tethered unless it is being
taxied or flown.
5. No model shall be flown until its control surfaces have been checked for correct direction
and freedom of movement.
6. An FM radio equipment still being used must be bandwidth tested by an approved testing
facility on a once of basis before it can be operated at the field. It is the responsibility of the
user of any FM operated radio used at the field to check and co-ordinate their use of
channels with any other FM operator at the field.
7. Pilots must use the following, or similar terminology, to indicate their intentions to other
fliers, who in turn, must acknowledge that they are aware of what is occurring or about to
occur. The notice of intent should be loud, clear, concise and acknowledged. If an intention
is stated but then delayed for any reason it must be restated and acknowledged before
proceeding.
 “TAXING ON THE RUNWAY” (having first asked other pilots for clearance)
OPERATIONAL BY-LAWS SUMMARY  01 OCT 2015
 “TAKING OFF”  (priority to be given to aircraft on final approach)
 “LOW PASS FROM THE LEFT ,RIGHT or REAR as applicable” NOTE: Low is defined as under 2
metres.
 “LANDING”  Call before turning on to final approach – indicate emergency if any.
 “GOING AROUND” aborting a landing after calling intention to land.
 “DEAD STICK”  Emergency landing after engine failure. All other fliers to give way.
 “GOING ON THE RUNWAY” To stand behind the model for take-off or to recover a model
that cannot be taxied.
 “RUNWAY CLEAR” When all people and models are off the runway.
8. Any accident involving the operation of a model aircraft, which results in injury to another
person(s) and/or damage to another’s property shall be reported to CMAC Secretary and
Treasurer immediately. Any “Out of Bounds” incident must be reported to the CMAC
Secretary and Treasurer immediately.
9. No model shall be flown if visibility does not permit continuous visual contact by the pilot
with the model.
10. No Model weighing between 7 kg and 25kg shall be flown unless the pilot(s) holds a current
MAAA heavy model Permit to Fly as prescribed in the MAAA Manual of Procedures.
11. No person shall fly any fuel or electric powered radio controlled model after having
consumed any alcoholic beverage or used any drug to an extent which is likely to impair a
person’s ability to control a model safely.
12. No person shall be permitted in the pits area, at the Pilots box (position), or on or near the
runway if the person’s age or incapacity is likely to cause injury or damage to him or herself
unless they are accompanied and directly supervised at all times by a mature and
responsible person.
13. No dogs are permitted at the field unless they are restrained by a leash.
14. No model shall be taxied in the Pits area.
15. Fuel engines or electric motors are not allowed to be started in the Pits area.
16. Anyone who is not able to control a model without assistance shall be supervised by an
approved pilot or instructor at all times. This includes any pilot that has not attained bronze
or silver wings rating.
17. A pilot of aircraft weighing less than 2 kg must hold bronze wings to fly without assistance.
18. A pilot of any aircraft with a weight of 2 kg or more must have attained silver wings before
flying without assistance.
19. No vehicles are to proceed on the runway unless there is no flying being carried out or flying
is finished for the day.
20. No Smoking allowed in the Pits or Pilots Box (position).
21. Cairns Regional Council requires all CMAC members to be bound to these by-laws as a
condition of lease agreement for the use of the Hickling access field.
22. Any change of these conditions needs to be applied for directly to the Cairns Regional
Council.
OPERATIONAL BY-LAWS SUMMARY  01 OCT 2015
Any breach of these By-Laws will seriously jeopardise our lease agreement and therefore the CMAC
committee are bound to strict adherence of these By-Laws. This will mean that penalties may be
imposed to any member found in breach of these conditions.
 
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