Turbine Waiver

30 Jun 2017 10:11 PM | Steven

It seems that turbine jets are becoming more popular and affordable to modelers that want to cross over to the truly Fun side. However if you are planning to make that leap then you should know that there are certain rules and regulations that are required to operate a turbine safely. They are much more responsive and things happen quicker than most prop planes so you really have to be on your game. There is a list of SAFETY REGULATIONS FOR MODEL AIRCRAFT

POWERED BY GAS TURBINES that you must know and demonstrate before you are allowed to fly at any AMA Club. You must take pass a flight test and understand the operation of turbines and safety procedures to obtain a turbine waiver. 

The safety of spectators and yourself is paramount above everything. Turbines are a lot of fun but also can be quite dangerous if protocol is not followed! Reach out to a fellow turbine pilot that you may know and ask for assistance. I guarantee that they will be more than happy to help you out. Here is the Regulation http://www.modelaircraft.org/files/510-a.pdf

It's All About The Hobby!


  • 01 Jul 2017 11:17 PM | Daren (Administrator)
    Nice blog Steve! Thanks. As a new waiver holder I have to admit, that Kero smell and sound is intoxicating and does cause spontaneous smiles to form on the "victims" face and stay there. Come
    See us at Plum Island if you are interested, we'll be happy to show you around a turbine!
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