Club Code of Conduct

The Sunshine Coast Sports Aviators Club thanks you for your membership contribution. We also welcome your ideas and the giving of your time to club meetings and projects. Your club supports your access to sites, but needs your support in return. In order to fly these sites you need to be a member of the SAFA and the Sunshine Coast Sports Aviators. It is also a requirement of club membership that you agree to observe & abide by the following values;

  1. Respect for Club sites. These sites are a precious resource for our sport & our club. Our custodianship of them and ongoing access to them is not guaranteed and is under regular scrutiny. Please ensure that you access & use them in a manner that enhances our likelihood of keeping them.  This includes;
    1. Familiarity with site rules – this is your responsibility. The rules are detailed on our website and in some cases on site. If in doubt it is a requirement that you ask a representative of the club for clarity.
    2. Launching/flying/landing only from or within specifically designated areas, in appropriate conditions following approved site procedures.
  2. Respect for other stakeholders. Please respect the rights and differing expectations of other site stakeholders – these include residents, landowners, and members of the public and other site users and/or custodians such as Queensland Parks & Wildlife Service and or the Police. Flying is not a right – it’s a privilege and our ability to participate requires quality relationships with other stakeholders whose interest may not necessarily be aligned to ours. Pay particular attention to gates, fences, animals and vegetation.
  3. Respect for our sport.  Know the rules, know your limitations, participate within them and make safety your primary consideration. Every time you fly these sites you are representing your sport & your club. Please portray an image we can all be proud of. Consider the safety and privacy of locals and other visitors. This particularly applies to Rainbow Beach, Teewah Beach and Point Cartwright where large numbers of the public can be found near launch and landing zones. Consider too the rights & needs of other aviation participants such as Air Traffic Control.
  4. Respect for your club and your fellow members. In a sport like ours we may not always agree but we can control the manner of our disagreement. Please be considerate towards others.
  5. Respect for our environment. Please don’t litter whether biodegradable or not. This means anywhere in or around our sites including car parks.

Please be active in upholding these points with other club members and visiting pilots. The future of our sites and our sport depends on these efforts and having a consolidated club voice.