HIGHLAND LAKES FLYERS INC.

A CHARTER TO ESTABLISH A SAFETY COMMITTEE
September 9, 2002
(Revised September, 2008)

SAFETY COMMITTEE
A Standing Committee appointed by the Highland Lakes Flyers' Executive Board

MEMBERS
Club Safety Officer, who serves as Chairman, and the club's new pilot instructors.

PURPOSE
To achieve a high level of safe flying practices on the part of all flyers and insure that club members comply with all safety rules and regulations.

TERMS
The Safety Officer's term shall run concurrent with the term of his / her office.

AUTHORITY
The Safety Committee shall have the authority to suspend flight privileges for safety violators for periods of time deemed appropriate to the situation. The Committee shall also have the authority to impose certain restrictions on individual flyers where necessary to insure safe flying practices. These might include, but not be limited to, flying with a buddy box, or flying at the side of an advisor. Decisions of the Safety Committee shall be by majority vote of all Committee members and shall be binding on all club members. Any individual member of the Safety Committee may temporarily suspend flying privileges of any flyer if warranted, followed in a timely way by an incident report to the full Committee.

RESPONSIBILITIES
TRAINING
TECHNICAL
FLYING FIELD SAFETY
REGULATION OF NON-MEMBER PILOTS
When the occasion arises that a flyer, who is not a member of the club appears and requests solo flying privileges, it will be the responsibility of the Safety Committee to evaluate the individual's qualifications, including AMA membership, and flying skills before allowing solo flying. The guest flyer must be briefed on the club's rules and regulations before flying, and the guest's model must pass inspection by the Safety Committee. The guest flyer must sign the club's Guest Agreement. Guest flying privileges are extended only for a single occasion.
A non-member may fly with a qualified instructor on a buddy box on a one-time occasion basis only providing the instructor is in control of the model during landings and takeoffs.

ENFORCEMENT OF RULES AND REGULATIONS
PENALTIES
Penalties may be required to bring members into compliance with the club's rules and regulations. These may include, but not be limited to: verbal or written warnings, requiring pilots to fly with an accompanying experienced advisor, requiring pilots to fly on a buddy box with a qualified instructor, temporary or permanent suspension of flying privileges, and expulsion from the club.

IMPOSITION OF PENALTIES FOR SAFETY VIOLATIONS
IMPOSITION OF MANDATORY PENALTIES FOR CERTAIN SERIOUS SAFETY VIOLATIONS
PDF - Committee Charter
PDF - Club Safety Rules
PDF - Safety Checklist
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