Hard-hat Enforcement, Race Day or Not!

If a racer is flying the pylons, helmets are required for all persons on the pilot's side of the fence.

Just a reminder…
Hard-hat Enforcement
Race Day or Not!

If anyone is flying the pylons, it is considered “Race Conditions” and no one is allowed on the pilot’s side of the fence unless they are wearing their helmet.

Anyone flying their bird around the pylons is “racing” and so the pilot requires a hard-hat… and so does every other person on the pilot’s side of the fenced pilot area. Anyone on the pilot’s side of the fence must be wearing a helmet when a pilot is flying a race-pattern around the pylons.

Now… if a race pilot is just doing some free-flying: no helmet required… and anyone else can be flying , as well: no helmets required. THE RACE PILOT must be aware that he MAY NOT race-around the pylons if anyone else is on his side of the fence and is not wearing a helmet. In this case, it is on the Race Pilot to “not fly a race pattern” if other pilots and crew are on his side of the fence.

If no one else is flying, and no one else is on the pilot’s side of the fence, the race pilot may put on his helmet, enter the fenced area, and fly the pylons. No one else can fly if they do not have a helmet. No one else can walk into that fenced area if they do not have a helmet.

If a race pilot is flying the race pattern and is wearing his helmet, ALL OTHER Pilots and Crew must know to put on a helmet before entering the fenced pilot’s area.

It is OK to do some free-flying with your plane as a pilot and crew inside the fenced area while a Race Pilot wearing his helmet is flying… as long as you wear YOUR helmet.

Remember and be alert: If anyone is flying the pylons, it is considered “Race Conditions” and no one is allowed on the pilot’s side of the fence unless they are wearing their helmet.