A All pilots flying using the Club facilities must know and respect the following flight rules:
1. Responsibility. Each pilot is responsible for their own Flight. See the declaration of civil liability release and risk statement assumed at www.clubpenon.org/responsibility.
2. Essential equipment. All pilots must fly with certified equipment, including at least one parachute, helmet, and a VHF radio. The use of a GPS tracker is recommended.
3. Red tails. Pilots P1 / H1 and P2 / H2 or equivalent must always fly with a red ribbon that allows them to be distinguished on the flight. P1 / H1 or equivalent pilots must fly under the visual and radio supervision of an instructor from one of the Authorized Schools who can assist them in take-off, flight and landing. P2 / H2 pilots or equivalent must fly under the visual and radio supervision of an instructor who can assist them in take-off and flight.
4. Turning in Thermal. In the nones days the turn in the thermal is to the LEFT (days 1,3,5,7 etc.). On even days the thermal turn is RIGHT (days 2,4,6,8 etc.). This rule applies in the flight zone with more traffic than is between the takeoff, the hangar and the Peñon. In any other area, the pilot who first reaches the therma will mark the direction of the turn. The pilot who is higher must take care of the one below. The pilot who is down and going up has preference.
5. Traffic Rules. Standard traffic rules apply. See Fig 1.
- 5.1 Golden rule Always stay alert and it doesn't matter who has the preference, if we have the possibility to react and avoid a collision, do it. Preference must be respected, but not required.
- 5.2 The pilot who has the slope on his right side has the preference.
- 5.3 We must give way to any pilot who is looking to get away from the slope.
- 5.4.We must try to keep a distance of 5 meters between gliders, 10 meters if they are red tails.
- 5.5. It can be passed on any side, as long as you respect a safe distance so that the pilot in front can see you if he tries to make a turn. Do not pass too close to another pilot.
- 5.6.When two pilots face each other at risk of collision, both must open to the right.
6. Landing on the Piano. The standard "U" or "Drawer" approach applies to Piano Landing. See Fig 2.
7. Designated VHF frequencies. Each of the authorized schools and guides notified the Club of a VHF frequency they prefer. In the case of schools it is:
Alas del Hombre. 145.800
Vuelo Libre México. 145.500
8. Emergencies. Every Pilot must know the Emergency Protocol www.clubpenon.org/emergencias. During the Season there will be a Rescue and Operation Coordinator who can assist any pilot that requires it, HORACIO PEREZ BANUET is responsible for this work, its number is +52 722 354 3810 and the radio frequency designated for emergency care is 145.000 . There is a recovery recovery fee:
Chichis and surroundings $2000
Peñon, Paredes, GSpot. $3000
Laguna negra, Tres Reyes. $5000
All club members with a current fee are entitled to a one-year rescue exempt from the recovery fee . A rescue team independent of the Club, Lanza Tips, operates in the area, with which each of the pilots who require it must negotiate the price and conditions directly. The contact number is +52 722 3574122 and the prices offered by rescue are approximately:
Chichis and surroundings $4500
Peñon, Paredes, GSpot. $7500
Laguna negra, Tres Reyes. $9500
Aditional equipment rescue $2500
9. Restricted flight zones. Avoid landing on private property, all pilots are required to know the map of the area with the description of areas or areas of danger, flight prohibited and suggested for landings. www.clubpenon.org/lazona
10. Respect. On the flight in general, but in all the facilities of the Club in particular, respect among the other pilots must be kept. Not respecting the rules of flight or use of the facilities is disrespectful to all. The Board of Directors will receive complaints of serious or repeated offenses and may suspend the offender and / or propose their expulsion to the Assembly.