Flying Rules and Regulations
Club Rules and Regulations
We are very fortunate to be located in the renowned Valley Forge National Historical Park and we maintain a close relationship with park management. Part of that relationship entails courteous behavior and following a set of regulations developed in cooperation with, and adopted by the park. VFSS is a charter club of the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA). As such, all club members and visitors must be familiar with, and adhere to the AMA National Model Aircraft Safety Code. All pilots must also abide by the park and club rules and regulations posted on the bulletin board.
All visiting pilots must be current AMA members & FAA registered (for recreational aircraft), and must obtain a Day Pass from a club officer, instructor or club Board of Governor (BOG) member at the field. Park rules prohibit visiting pilots from flying without a Day Pass. Violators are subject to fines by the park rangers.
Extract from Park Superintendent's Compendium
- The use of model airplanes is restricted to the field (known as the Airplane Field) located on Valley Creek Road (252).
- All persons using this area for model airplane flight are required to display a membership tag from Valley Forge Signal Seekers or obtain a day use pass from a member of the Valley Forge Signal Seekers. Day use passes will only be available when a BOG member or Instructor of the Valley Forge Signal Seekers is present at the field and can confirm the requirements of field use are met by signing and issuing the day pass. The one-day flight permit is valid only for the day it is issued. Safety rules to govern the daily use of the airplane field have been developed in cooperation with Valley Forge Signal Seekers and have been adopted as regulation for Valley Forge National Historical Park. This regulation document and the AMA National Model Aircraft Safety code will be posted in the bulletin board located at the field.
- Model airplanes are prohibited from flying over the roads or parking areas surrounding the field.
VFSS Flying Boundaries
It is imperative that we fly within the boundaries designated by our permit with the park. To view our flying boundaries click on the link below:
VFSS Flying Boundary
Important Club Documents
All members and visiting pilots must abide by the rules and regulations of the club and the rules imposed by the Valley Forge National Historic Park under the clubs permit with the park.
When joining VFSS, all members must read and agree to documents listed below:
VFSS Field Management Guide
AMA Model Aircraft Safety Code