Flying Field Information

Blue Max R/C Flying Club uses the flying field located in the Deer Grove Forest Preserve in Palatine, IL. The Forest Preserve Regulations along with a map to the field are provided below.

Visitors and spectators are welcomed.

Deer Grove Flying Field Regulations

  • All flyers must obey the new flight restrictions.
  • All planes must stay within the arrow boundaries.
  • Planes can not fly east or west of the arrow boundaries.
  • Flying before 9:00 am and after 6:00 pm is prohibited Saturday and Sunday. Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. All pilots will use a spotter when flying!
  • All pilots must have a current AMA membership or carry a District permit.  Permits are obtained at GHQ (708) 771-1055 with evidence of liability insurance coverage and payment of permit fees.
  • All pilots must follow AMA safety code and all FPDCC ordinances, rules and regulations.
  • Flying permitted inside flight boundaries only.  Flying over pits, spectators, parking lots, roadways or neighboring homes is prohibited.
  • Flying or taxing in or out of the pits is prohibited.  All pilots must fly from designated flight stations.
  • All planes must use noise arresting mufflers.  Flow through type mufflers are prohibited.
  • All pilots must clearly display frequency ID on transmitter antenna.  AMA site frequency control procedures must be followed.
  • All pilots must use appropriate announcement when taking off, landing or in emergency situations.
  • All spectators must remain behind the pit area.
  • Flying by individuals under the influence of alcoholic beverages or controlled substances is prohibited.
  • Violators will be subject to penalties including but not limited to loss of flying privileges and criminal prosecution.

Please read the complete Blue Max Flying Field Procedure

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