The line starter is the final authority on the flight line. He may if he feels that it is necessary appoint
assistant's to assist him in his duties. The line starter is responsible to have each plane identified to
the pole judges and the lap judges. He will position the pilots in the order of the heat sheets that are
made up by the administrative section. He will start the heat races and launch the planes in a safe and
orderly manner. He will do the 3 minuet countdown, and then the 30 second count and the 15 second
oral count to the official start of the race. He will inform the lap judges of any jump start and also inform the pilots on the flight line as rapidly as possible if a cut is made and to which plane made the cut.
This is to all pilots benefit, and should be loud and clear. He is the Finial Judge in case of any disputes
on the flight line.
Administration will insure that the heat sheets for the entire round are taken to the line starter.
Administration will inform all pilots of their flying order, and the pilots have the responsibility to
make sure that they are in stand-by position to place their planes on the flight line as soon as the last plane lands. Administration will announce the order of finish for each race.
The outer edge of the runway is considered the DEAD LINE, and no one is allowed to fly in closer
than this position. The line starter is authorized to black flag any one that breaks the dead line rule.
If a airplane is involved in a midair crash the line starter may call for both airplanes to land, if he feels
that there is any danger to the field personal. If a plane crashes during the course of the race, no one can enter the field to recover said airplane until he has the line starters permission to retrieve said plane. Under no circumstances is anyone allowed on the field during the race.
Each pilot must register a race legal aircraft, if that aircraft is damaged during the race, the pilot may borrow or use a back up legal aircraft to continue racing.
In order that all pilots are afforded the opportunity to fly against all other pilots, a frequency reservation system is in use.. All pilots must fly on a reserved or vacant frequency. Two pilots/planes on the same frequency will not be permitted. Radio frequencies are reserved thru the race committee and will remain with the pilot as long as he is active in the race association.
The Contest Director is empowered (not to change) to enforce all AMA safety rules and the sport 240/300 pylon rules as outlined and approved by the race committee. It is the responsibility of each CD to insure that the entrants are qualified to enter this event. He may at his discretion have a pilot fly the course to check his ability to fly this course and have his aircraft under control.
Item below is not part of or meant to be part of the General Rules, but for Information only
FUNDS: At present each pilot will pay at registration $25.00. Of the collected registration funds, $10.00 is paid to the host club for each registered pilot. The balance ($15.00) per pilot is put into the year end fund. Expenses are taken out of this fund to pay for awards, printing costs, ammunition for the starting gun and any other expenditures. At the end of the year race (traditionally in December) The balance of the funds are awarded to the 6 high point winners of the year. Normally we will have 5 races per year giving a pilot one score not counted, so that only the best of his 4 races count in the tallying of the points. If there are 6 races in a given year then there are 2 not counted scores, again the best 4 will be counted. If a race is added after the schedule is published, it is called bonus race and can be used as an additional throughway score.
(Revised February 2005)