CHECKLIST FOR MODEL AIRCRAFT
OPERATIONS AT AIRPORTS AGREEMENT
to executing any Model Aircraft Contract, governmental entities should, at a
minimum, consider the following matters:
A contractual agreement needs to be in place between the Airport
Commission and/or the Public Entity with jurisdiction for individual or legally
organized groups requesting use of airport facilities for model aircraft
operations. The Airport Commission needs to consult with their legal
Model aircraft "USER" will agree to a predetermined date, time,
and place for use of airport facilities.
USER must notify airport before their intended use of airport facilities.
This notification will address date, time, place, and number of
individuals who intend to use airport facilities.
USER at no time is allowed to use runways for model aircraft operations.
USER will only use a predetermined area of airport aprons and airspace at
airport (per FAA, Airport Certification Manual (ACM), and Airport Certification
USER will always use the "two man rule" (experienced pilot and
experienced observer) when operating at airport.
NO SOLO FLYING.
USER will not fly aircraft in air space located at any approach to
airport, at any departure from airport, nor in air space above runways (per FAA,
ACM, and ACS).
USER will give right of way to full-scale aircraft at all times (per FAA,
ACM, and ACS).
USER will obtain written permission from Airport Commission before
conducting special events, air meets, contests, competitions, or exhibitions
will obtain a General Liability Insurance Policy. USER will obtain Special Events Insurance, if not already
included in general liability insurance policy, for special events, air meets,
contests, competitions, or exhibitions. In
all situations where insurance is required by "OWNER," USER will
provide a Certificate of Insurance naming the Airport Commission, and/or the
Public Entity with jurisdiction, as an additional named insured.
All Certificates of Insurance will be supplied prior to the occurrence of
the event. USER's limits of
insurance coverage in all situations will be equal to or greater than the limits
of liability coverage provided by the Airport's own policy.
will indemnify and hold harmless Airport Commission or any other Public Entity
which has jurisdiction over this Airport.
will not invite the general public into operating areas.
This does not restrict designated public observation areas of Airport
Operating Policy (per FAA, ACM, and ACS).
will provide fire extinguisher and first aid kit during all operations.
Local authority with jurisdiction will approve fire protection and first
aid equipment (per Uniform Fire Code).
aircraft will not be flown higher than 400 feet above the surface at operating
location (per FAA, ACM, and ACS).
will designate a specific date, time, and place for model aircraft operations.
will notify proper authority of intended use, date, time, and place of use,
e.g., Notes through flight service station (per FAA, ACM, and ACS).