OZARK FLYERS CLUB INFORMATION
Welcome to the Ozark Flyers Club and flying field. We are a diverse group dedicated to enjoying all aspects of building and flying model aircraft. Our club promotes the enjoyment of model aviation and the safety of pilots and spectators. We are chartered club # 743 with the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), and require that all club members hold a current membership in that organization. AMA provides liability protection for its members, and promotes model aviation through a variety of educational programs and competitive events.
We encourage you to visit the AMA web site (http://www.modelaircraft.org), or contact a club officer for AMA information.
Our flying facility, Chenault Field, is maintained by the club on property owned, and provided for club use, by the City of Fayetteville. Club dues go primarily toward the mowing and maintenance of the field and are normally renewed in January.
Dues are as follows: New member initiation fee $25.00; regular dues $60.00/year; junior member dues (18 years or under) $30.00/year. Re-joining after a lapse of 4 months constitutes new membership (initiation fee will apply); for new members, first year’s dues are prorated for months remaining in the year.
Club meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at 6:30PM, at the field during Daylight Savings Time, or a location posted there. Meetings provide an opportunity for members to discuss issues of common concern, and to schedule and plan flying events and social activities. Club officers (President, Vice President, and Secretary/Treasurer) are nominated each November and elected by members present at the December meeting. We encourage all members to attend the meetings and to actively participate in club decisions. Certain club members have been willing to provide free pilot instruction through the use of trainer-cord technology. This allows student pilots the opportunity to gain experience gradually, without undue risk of personal injury or aircraft loss. Student pilots must be club and AMA members and provide their own aircraft, maintained in an airworthy condition. Arrangements for training sessions are the responsibility of the student.
See “New Pilot’s Information” for more details. We welcome you to join us in this exciting and rewarding experience.
OZARK FLYERS NEW PILOT’S INFORMATION
You are about to embark on a new and exciting adventure. Like most skills, piloting a model aircraft requires attention to fundamentals and practice. Before beginning, please read the following information, which will help get you started. STUDENT-INSTRUCTOR RELATIONSHIP: Once you have located an instructor who is willing to volunteer his time to your training, you should agree upon the schedule for your instruction sessions. This schedule can be flexible to suit both you and your instructor. It is your responsibility to call your instructor if you will be unable to attend a session. From time to time aircraft suffer damage (even total loss). Your instructor will do his best to prevent such an event. As a student pilot, however, you must accept this risk, and are responsible for repairs.