This page contains important information for anyone wishing to operate a radio controlled aircraft using lithium polymer batteries at the Comets' field. In addition to the policy statement below, you will find links to access the various forms and documents needed to comply with the policy. These are provided in PDF format and may be opened or downloaded and / or printed out as needed.
Pilot Certification for Aircraft Using Li-Po Batteries
The VC Comets flying site at
The VC Comets have adopted a strict policy that addresses safe practices that minimize the potential of fire associated with Li-Po technology. This policy is implemented through a compliance procedure that each pilot using Li-Po batteries must complete. Names of pilots having completed the compliance procedure are listed on a roster posted in the Impound Board at the flying site. Pilots attempting to fly RC aircraft using Li-Po batteries that have not completed the compliance procedure will be asked to land and secure their aircraft immediately.
This compliance procedure requires the completion of the
Ventura County Comets AMA Chapter 173 Li-Po Power Compliance Safety Form (see
link below). Please download and print
the form. After completing the form, arrange
for a meeting with the Club Field Marshal/Safety Officer. The Club Field Marshal/Safety Officer will
review and discuss your completion of the form, signed it and forward it to the
Club Treasurer where it will be retained on file. The name of the pilot will be listed on the
roster posted in the Impound Board. This
policy is in effect beginning on
Pilot Certification for Aircraft Using Li-Po Batteries (This Policy Statement)