Diemerskraal Safety Rules
Airmanship and GA
Taxiways, aprons and access to hangars will at all times be kept free of vehicles, trailers or trolleys.
No smoking is allowed near aircraft or in any hangar, at any time.
All pilots and involved personnel must familiarize themselves with the location of first aid & fire fighting equipment in the hangars.
It is required that hangar occupants agree on housekeeping, parking, moving of aircraft, and any other required arrangements for their specific hangar.
Aircraft parked in hangars will not be tampered with or disturbed in any way without the express approval of the owner(s). Moving aircraft to enable movement of your own craft will be done in a manner as not to cause any damage to it or other aircraft. Should any damage be incurred for any reason, the owner will be informed without delay.
A copy with the most important contacts of each owner/PIC must be displayed in each hangar.
Aircraft are never to be started in any hangar, and no taxiing into (or out from) hangars.
When taxiing the PIC should exercise basic airmanship and NEVER cause the prop wash from his aircraft to blast parked aircraft or blow debris and dust into open hangars.
No passenger may climb in or out of any aircraft whilst the engine is running.
Allways taxi at walking speed without endangering humans or animals.
Abusive or offensive language shall not be used, especially in the presence of ladies, children & visitors.
No low level, hazardous and dangerous flying overhead the houses, hangars or anywhere it may endanger or cause a nuisance to people or livestock.
Joining, Landing and take-off
Circuits will be flown safely with regards to other aircraft & within gliding distance to the RWY, minimizing risk immediately after take-off. The ‘Right of Way’ rules will be observed with due airmanship and courtesy in flight and in communications with other aircraft in the circuit.
Aircraft will join overhead at 2000 ft AMSL.
Circuits will be flown at an altitude of 1200ft AMSL except for microlights and other slow craft which will fly circuits at 900ft AMSL.
Aircraft will observe the traffic pattern/wind direction overhead the runway and then descend on the “dead side” so as to join the appropriate LH circuit on a crosswind position at 1200 or 900 ft altitude AMSL.
Helicopters have a straight in approach HOWEVER, fixed wings, trikes and gyro’s have the right of way. Therefore helicopters will call and allow these craft to complete their approach or take off before crossing behind.
The FAD69 frequency of 124.2 MHz is applicable for radio communication in the Diemerskraal vicinity. When chatting to other pilots the PIC should use the official chat frequency 123;45 instead of the TIBA frequency.
Strict radio protocol will be maintained when approaching the airfield, in the circuit or on taxiway –PIC’s will announce:
- When taxiing, lining up and taking off.
- Approach to the airfield from 5 miles off, descending and joining. Specifically it is imperative that helicopters coordinate approach and landing with other traffic from 5 miles off. This applies to aircraft moving in a group as well, with the exception that calls are made as one company by one aircraft, and not individuals.
- Downwind legs, turning base and final approach.
- Coordination between aircraft during take-off and landings and in the circuit is crucial and radio calls will be made as protocol requires and with courtesy and clarity.
After any incident/accident a report must be filed with the CAA without delay.