Basic Club Rules
  1. Anyone wishing to fly at Inter-River Park must have the following:
    • NVRCFC club membership
    • Current year MAAC Insurance
    • Transport Canada Basic or Advanced Pilot Certificate for RPAS
  2. Flying is allowed only during the “Park Permit” field booking times. See for current flying hours.  Absolutely NO flying when:
    • DNV field maintenance personnel are on the field or
    • Other field users (i.e sports teams) or members of the public are on the field.
  3. All pilots are responsible to ensure that flying is restricted to the designated fly zone (as posted at field).  This includes Fields 4, 5 & 6 plus west grass bank up to Dike Service Road, NOT over Lynn Creek near neighbours’ residences.
  4. The orange cones must be set out prior to flying (even if flying alone). This is a MAAC requirement. ALL flying must be done west of the flight line. If not familiar with proper cone set-up contact a club executive for clarification. 
  5. Do not fly within 30m (measured horizontally) of pedestrians walking around the outside perimeter of the fence.
  6. Pilots must avoid any damage to the field area including taking all precautions to insure no fuels are spilled on grass. The area used by the club is to be kept clean and free of litter at all times.
  7. Sunday flying is restricted to electric powered or glider type aircraft
  8. A maximum of two (2) gas/glow powered aircraft may be run at any Time, but up to five (5) aircraft may be flown or run at any given time, i.e. two (2) gas/glow; three (3) electric/gliders.
  9. A maximum sound level (per District Noise Bylaw # 7188) is enforced.  It is 55 db at 5 metres from source.
  10. Max AUW (all up weight) of models must not exceed 5.44kg (12 lbs), except by special permission from club executive.
  11. When there are other flyers waiting for a turn, limit flight time to 6 minutes.
  12. All models must be labeled according to MAAC Policy MPPD #10.  See MAAC website for details.
  13. MAAC and NVRCFC Rules concerning Field Safety and Etiquette must be followed at all times. MAAC Rules can be found at  See relevant docs under “Advisory Group – Safety”.  NVRCFC  rules are posted on NVRCFC website  
  14. It is the member’s responsibility to be familiar with and follow the rules under Canadian Air Regulations Part IX.  
  15. Inter River field is located 0.5 NM Northeast of CYHC (Vancouver Harbour) airspace. Report any flyaway into this airspace to Vancouver Harbour Flight Centre @ 604-647-7570 or 604-328-4340

Use common sense safety precautions when at the field. It is a great privilege that the club maintains City permission to use Inter River Park. It is everyone’s responsibility to keep our field safe and incident free!

Flight Zone

Field Use Protocol

Read and be familiar with the Rules above. Pay attention to the no-fly zones.

Please approach other field users with kindness, explain that the club has paid to rent the field during this time and for their own safety they need to clear the field until (X o’clock). If they are testy and don’t want to leave, don’t escalate. Better to wait them out, or if a large group, come back at another time. It helps to be wearing your club membership card when you approach members of the public.

It is highly recommended to use the short chains in the storage box to “lock off” the north and south gates while flying. This reduces the possibility of people straying on to the field while you are flying. Remember to retrieve the chains when you leave or advise whoever will be “closing up” that they are there.

Nitro planes should be filled and started on the asphalt by the bleachers – not on the grass. Fuel spills kill the grass. Remember, no nitro flying on Sundays.

Please pick up your trash! Broken props, balsa fragments, elastics, foam chunks, etc. belong in the garbage, NOT tossed under the bench or left on the field.

If you crash hard, fill in the hole with the displaced turf. We don’t want to leave big divets in the field. And please pick up ALL the pieces, otherwise we are littering the field.

All planes must be labelled with the MAAC owner info. If you do not have one of these stickers download the template which is a sticky on the club Facebook page (see link to Facebook page on top right of new website Home Page). Again, this is a MAAC requirement.

Miscellaneous Safety Tips

Kill the throttle as soon as you cross the line on the edge of the field, entering the pitts area! An unfortunate incident caused a pilot to lose control, crashing into a parked plane – due to not closing the throttle in time!

When your plane is on the bench, and you accidentally bump the throttle stick to full throttle, don’t reach through the propeller to stop your plane.

Not a safety tip, but when flying a nitro or gas plane, using partial throttle and flying your plane over the fenced area at lower altitude can lower noise outputs from our neighbours’ perspectives.

Please email the webmaster your anonymous safety tips!