Heritage Lake Monthly Float Fly Rules

Revised June 26, 2015

As members of the Menifee Valley Flyers (MVF) RC Club, we have permission from the wonderful Heritage Lake Community to fly from their lake on the 4th Saturday of each month from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM.  Because they have been so gracious, we want to be sure that each member that fly at the lake follow some general rules so we can continue enjoying the usage of the facility in a safe manner. Please use common sense; it is every member’s job to ensure that all the rules are followed so we can have a great time and can continue flying at the lake for years to come. 

In addition to the AMA Safety Code, Menifee Valley Flyers Field Rules and Club Bylaws, the following rules must be followed when flying at the Heritage Lake Community.

1)      Must be an active member of the MVF and have a current open AMA membership. No guest flying; no exceptions.

2)      Must have a current AMA and club membership cards in their possession and should show them to any Lake security guard or MVF club official upon request.

3)      No swimming or body contact with the water.

4)      Please be conscious of the noise level when using internal combustion engines.

5)      Only approved 2.4 GHz radio gear is allowed at the lake.

6)      Flying is allowed from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM on the 4th Saturday of the month. Please stop all flying activities on time.

7)      Do not leave any crashed airplane in the lake; all efforts (except swimming into the lake) must be made to rescue any complete or parts of an airplane in the lake. Clean-up after yourself and leave the place neat and clean. If you are a smoker, don’t throw cigarettes butts on the ground; take them with you.

8)      Don’t block or obstruct sidewalks or pedestrian traffic; they have the right of way.

9)      Be courteous with visitors especially if they are residents of the Heritage Lake Community.  Take your time to answer their questions and let them know about the MVF club.

10)  Don’t use profane language and off-colored jokes. Remember, we are representing the hobby and our club; show respect to the community residents.

11)  Put out any fires caused by a burning battery or speed controller and get rid of burned batteries; take them with you. A fire extinguisher is highly recommended to be at hand for each flying session.

12)  Fly only when it is safe to do so and stay within the designated flying area. No flying over houses, pool area or the new construction site (see the included map for the designated flying area).

13)  Boats, paddleboats, canoes, kayaks, etc. have the right of way and nobody should take off when they are within the flying area.  If flying, wait until it is clear to land or, if you have to land immediately, land on a safe area and away from boat traffic.

14)  A maximum of 4 airplanes are allowed to fly at any given time.  Spotters are highly recommended to look for other airplanes and or boat traffic.

Aircraft must be airworthy and should have the owner AMA number in a wing panel and/ or  name, telephone and address information fixed permanently in the airplane (inside fuselage is ok).

Click here for a PDF COPY of the MVF Float Fly Safety Rules