RULES AND REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE OPERATION
OF MODEL AIRCRAFT IN METROPOLITION PARKS
SECTION 1 .
1. Model aircraft/boats shall be allowed only upon the issuance of a permit by the Director of Metropolitan Department of Parks and Recreation. Permits shall be valid for up to one (1) year and shall be renewed within thirty days prior to the date of expiration.
2. Any individual applying for a permit to fly model aircraft/boat shall:
A. File an application provided by the staff of the Metro Board of Parks and Recreation.
B. Pay a fee in the amount established by the Board of Parks an Recreation for issuance of a model aircraft permit
C. Furnish proof of public liability insurance in the amounts to be established by the Metropolitan Department of Law, Division of Insurance.
D. Affix Metropolitan Park permit number on each model aircraft/boat [e.g., MPP 0000}.
3. Individuals who have obtained a permit may operate model aircraft/boat in Metropolitan parks for one year or in accordance with the terms as provided on the permit. Permits must be renewed annually.
Operation of Model Aircraft/Boats
1. Competition or shows are authorized only by permit issued by the Board of Parks .
2. Flying/Boating shall be permitted in designated areas within designated Parks only.
3. Permittees may operate model aircraft/boating during the following scheduled hours:
Aircraft: Edwin Warner Park-Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Cane Ridge Park – 8:00 a.m. to Dusk Daily
Peeler Park- 8:00 a.m. to Dusk Daily
Boating: Hamilton Creek Park “Beach Grove” – 7::00 a.m. to Dusk Daily
This schedule may be altered by action of the Board of Parks and Recreation.
1. All permittees shall comply with safety regulations furnished to the permittee upon issuance of the permit.
2. All permittees shall be subject to al federal, state and local laws and the rules and regulations of the Board of Parks and Recreation.
3. Violation of any of the aforesaid regulation shall be cause for suspension/or revocation of permit.
TERMS AND CONDITION FOR MODEL AIRCRAFT/BOATING PERMIT IN THE METROPOLITAN PARKS
1. Upon approval of an application for a model aircraft/boating permit by the Director of Parks and Recreation the permittee is authorized to operate aircraft/boats in the Metropolitan parks in accordance with the terms, condition and restriction set forth herein and the rules and regulation of the Board of Parks and Recreation.
2. All permittees shall maintain public liability insurance in the amount of $300,000. Permittees using insurance provided through the Academy of Model Aeronautics shall not operate any gas turbines unless they have obtained the AMA Gas Turbine Special Waiver. Permittees using homeowners insurance and wishing to operate gas turbines should ensure that their policy covers the flying of Gas Turbines.
3. Permits are valid for up to one (1) year. Permittees shall apply for renewal of a permit within thirty (30) days prior to the date of expiration.
4. The Metropolitan Department of Parks and Recreation assumes no responsibility or liability for injury or damages caused by the flying of radio-controlled model aircraft/boats or any other operation of radio-controlled aircraft/boats in parks operated by the Metropolitan Department of Parks and Recreation.
5. Permittees agree to indemnify and hold the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County harmless from any and all liabilities including but not limited to personal injury, property damage, court costs and attorneys fees which arise out of its use of park facilities owned and/or operated by the Metropolitan Government.
6. As a condition for issuance of Aircraft permits:
A. Insure that all transmitters have the proper frequency flags at all times as per AMA specifications.
B. Insure that all engines are equipped with effective noise reducing mufflers. All two-stroke engines with displacement of .15 cu or above shall be equipped with a
non-flow through silencer. Four –strokes engines are exempt from this requirement so long as noise levels are not offensive.
C. Keep all model aircraft in the designated pit area when not being flown.
D. Insure that all engines are started on the runway, near the selected flight station, behind the zero line
E. While flying, pilot shall remain behind the zero line and their selected flight
station, behind the zero line.
F. Use frequency control system at all times.
G. Announce takeoff and landings.
7. The Department of Parks and Recreation prohibits the following:
A. Absolutely no flying shall be behind the zero line.
B. No aerobatics or high-speed passes are to be performed over runway.
C. No flying outside of the flight boundaries specified on the attachments to this
D. Taxiing toward the pits or taking off from the pits.
8. All pilots shall observe all FCC and AMA regulations regarding the operation of radio equipment.
9. No more than six (6) airplanes shall fly at the same time.
10. Pilots and helpers shall stand at the designated areas of the flight line. Spectators shall be instructed that they shall at all times remain behind pits.
11. All pilots will observe the following frequency control procedure.
A. Place your Park permit card or other identification in the slot provided on the
frequency control board which corresponds to the flight station or the
helicoptor station which you intend to use. If all flight stations are in use, wait
until a flight station becomes available.
B. Place frequency pin, i.e. clothespin with your channel and name, on the
appropriate space on the frequency control board.
C. Turn your transmitter on only at your selected flight station after your Park
permit card and frequency pin on the frequency control board.
D. After each flight remove your card and frequency pin from the frequency
12. All pilots will complete a successful radio equipment ground check on any new or
repaired aircraft or radio prior to flying.
13. Pilots shall keep themselves and spectators clear of propeller arcs.
14. Any pilot utilizingn gasoline fuel shall have fire extinguisher readily available at all times.
15. When fixed wing aircraft are flying, helicopters shall, inasmuch as possible, be flown in the same pattern and manner as fixed wing aircraft.
16. Hovering and all other maneuvers which interfere with the basic flow of air traffic over the field shall be performed at the designated helicoptor flying area.