Additional SCRCMC Guidelines to Supplement MAAC Turbine Operations Safety Guidelines
(Written by Garry Reusch & Randy Smith)

A. Jet pilots new to the field and new to jets should familiarize themselves with MAAC Turbine Operations Safety Guidelines, SCRCMC field rules, guidelines and no fly areas.

B. Check fire ban status of East Rockyview county prior to a flying session. There will be no jet flying if there is a fire ban. This information is available via your smart phone or computer.

C. It is essential for the pilot to brief the spotter-helper in normal and emergency procedures during start , taxi, flight and shut down operations.

D. Pilot supplied CO2 fire extinguisher and leaf blower must be placed in pit #1 and in reach of spotter-helper and pilot. The operation of each must be reviewed.

E. A jet blast deflector is folded up and stored in the grandstand. Set up the jet blast deflector in pit #1 with metal surface over the steel plate facing NE or SW bearing in mind that start and shut down should be into the wind to assist cooling jet motor.

F. If there is more than one jet at the field; pilots share pit #1 and jet blast deflector for starts.
G. Spectators and other pilots should be clear of the tail pipe and turbine rotational axis prior to starts and made aware that a start is about to commence.
H. Wheel brakes should be on before start with pilot and helper capable of restraining aircraft until ready to taxi.
I. Complete full power and calibration runs while still in front of jet blast deflector. Complete control check prior to taxi.
J. When ready to taxi; push aircraft away from pits up the grade to parallel flight line; so as not to blast parking area or other active pits. This will also minimize grass scorching.

K. Disconnect taxi tank and proceed to take off area. If possible, push the airplane to get it rolling to minimize scorching.

L. Line up and open throttle smoothly for take off. No ‘brake stand’ prior to takeoff roll.

M. After landing; taxi cautiously into front of pits and shut down parallel to flight line so as not to blast other pits or parking area. Use jet blast deflector if possible for cool down shutdown.

N. In the event of a crash off field, immediately head to crash site with vehicle and fire extinguishers. Request help from available pilots – bystanders.

O. Jet blast deflector to be folded up and stored in grandstand before leaving field.