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Safe Operations

Effective May 15, 2022, a new Letter of Agreement with the FAA concerning flight operations at HOTMAC Field. The LOA is available on the Members Only page. Higher altitudes are permissible up to 1,500 feet as long as pilots follow the HOTMAC Airspace Safety procedures. Click on the following link.  HOTMAC Airspace Safety rev1.pdf

Operation of miniature aircraft needs to be performed in a safe and courteous manner. Below are links to the AMA Safety Handbook, HOTMAC Field Conduct and Safety , "See and Avoid",  Lightning Safety, AMA FPV Safety Guide and HOTMAC Flight Training Manual. Click on the following links to see HOTMAC's Safety prodedures.

AMA Safety Program Handbook.pdf

2022 HOTMAC Field Conduct and Safety.pdf

See and Avoid Guidance 540-D.pdf


SkyScan Lightning Detector

Unmanned Aircraft Operations Utilizing First-Person View 550.pdf

HOTMAC Flight Training Manual

Radio control Large Model Airplane Program

Legal Requirements

All RC pilots at HOTMAC are required to obtain an FAA Recreational User Registration Number for their aircraft under "The Exception for Recreational Users".  A small fee covers multiple years. One registration number is for multiple aircraft. For details on how to register, label your aircraft and fly legally and safely click on the following link.   FAADroneZone

All RC pilots at HOTMAC are required to take and be able to prove completion of "The Recreational UAS Safety Test" if ever requested by a law enforcement officer.  Here is the link. The Recreational UAS Safety Test

HOTMAC Pilot Certification

All RC pilots that join HOTMAC are required to be approved for Solo Flight by an approved Instructor using the form (SOLO FLIGHT CHECK LIST) on the last page of the HOTMAC Flight Training Manual. Beginners will enroll in the HOTMAC Flight Training Program and be qualified when they complete the training. Experienced pilots will schedule with an Instructor to complete a SOLO FLIGHT CHECK. Here is a link to the HOTMAC Flight Training Manual v20200702.pdf For a list of Instructors that approve the Solo Flight Check List, click HOTMAC Flight Instructors.pdf

Mailing Address:


P.O. Box 8815

Waco, Texas 76714

Physical Address:


3400 Over Flow Road

Waco, Texas  76712

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