Drummond field is the power field for the ORCC club. The Drummond family has been nice enough to lease us the property at 4550 Cambrian road and allow us to develop it as a flying site. It offers a 600'x100' grass runway. Members can enjoy flying here at any time and the site operates year-round. It is here that our Wednesday night student training occurs. Please refer to the Drummond Field rules for information on the No-Fly Zones which must be obeyed when operating your models at this location.
Field Specific Regulations
- All vehicles are to be parked in the designated parking areas only.
- All garbage is to be taken home for disposal. In other words, if you bring it to the field, take it back with you. This includes broken aircraft parts and elastics. Do not leave any food waste at the field.
- Aircraft and equipment are to be kept in the pits when not flying or doing run-ups.
- No aircraft engines or electric aircraft motors will be started or run in the pits.
- Batteries of electric airplanes, including small park fliers, are to be connected only in the start-up are area.
- No electric powered aircraft are to be left unattended with the ESC (electronic speed control) armed.
- Pilots must use the designated start-up area outside of pits for engine starts and run-ups. These are located on either side of the pilot stations.
- When starting or doing run-ups, aircraft are to be oriented so that the propeller and nose of the aircraft is pointed away from the pits, pilot stations, and flight line and that the air stream does not blow over other aircraft.
- Helicopters will be flown from the pilot stations beside the runway only.
- A maximum of five aircraft (including helicopters) may be in the air at any one time in the general traffic pattern.
- No flying is permitted behind the flight line. The flight line is a line running parallel to the runway 7 meters (23 feet) in front of the pilots' stations and extending to the horizon on either end of the runway.
- Pilots who violate the flight line or the No-Fly Zones will be first given a verbal or written warning. Depending on the individual situation, this might escalate into the suspension of ORCC membership either temporarily or perhaps even permanently.
- Pilots are not to over-fly vehicles or people out on the field. After landing, aircraft engines are to be shut down once clear of the runway and before entering the start-up area.
- When the lawn-mower is on the runway, then the no-fly rule is in effect.
- No hovering is allowed in front of pilot stations that are occupied by other pilots.
- Use of a frequency is limited to a maximum of 15 minutes if other flyers are waiting. The count down starts when the transmitter is removed from the impound area.
- The airspace beyond the fence at the western end of the runway is a no-fly zone. Airplanes taking off are to turn north before reaching the fence. Airplanes coming in to land are to establish their base leg and turn onto final approach closer in than the fence. Pilots are to avoid flying over the earthen mound at the western end of the field.
- The airspace over Moodie Drive is a No-Fly Zone. No flying is permitted over Moodie Drive under any circumstances.
- When bulldozers, trucks, excavators or other vehicles are parked or in operation on the active side of the flight line, then the No-Fly Rule is in effect.
- Should an aircraft inadvertently land in the active City of Ottawa landfill area, City officials at either the Administration Building or the Scale Building are to be contacted to arrange for recovery of the model. Club members are not permitted to enter any landfill area on their own.
- If a model goes down in the gravel pit to the north of the field, Burnside Sand and Gravel Ltd. have given their permission for club members to enter the pit, retrieve the model and exit the pit without their attendance or contact. Club members are to use the gate entrance located at 3499 Moodie Drive.
- Further, if the gate is open, we have permission to drive a vehicle into the pit to recover the model, however, care should be taken at the bottom of the pit to avoid getting stuck due to loose sand and soil. For safety reasons, a minimum of two club members should go together (with cellphone), and, under no circumstances should any member attempt to scale down the steep sand embankment at the north end of our field. Our Burnside contact is Dave Meredith (Manager) – 838-2124.
- The last Club member to leave the field shall insure that the storage building doors are locked. If Greely has their access blocked off, and if Drummond is not excavating, then the main entrance gate is to be secured and locked. The two padlocks on the main gate are to be connected lock-to-lock so that Drummond can open the gate without cutting off the ORCC lock.