Field Etiquette

Field Etiquette

Proper field etiquette contributes to safety and to a fun flying experience at Stillwell Woods Park.


The flying field is owned and maintained by Nassau County. Members of Long Island Silent Flyers club are authorized to fly certain aircraft models provided they maintain membership in the Academy Of Model Aeronautics, and obtain a permit from the Department Of Parks and Recreation. Permitted models include non-powered and electric powered gliders, electric powered park flyers and rubber powered models.

Etiquette At The Flying Field

The following is being provided for members and guests in the interest of safety, security, and good sportsmanship.

What To Bring Along

Entering The Site

CAUTION: Never drive across an active field, as this subjects you and others to possible injury from flying aircraft, or may cause damage to unseen equipment. Also, don't park too close to any winch setup (believe it or not, launch mishaps have been known to occur.) A good rule of thumb is to maintain a 50 ft. clear area between vehicles and winches.

Before Flying

IMPORTANT: If you shoot someone down due to a frequency conflict, you just bought their plane!

Launching And Landing

Caution: Be extra vigilant when entering an active field to retrieve your plane. Be especially aware of winch lines, launch areas, and any flying planes that might suddenly descend into your path. Never linger in the flying area.

Wrapping It Up

Special Note About Winches

Certain LISF members voluntarily retain custody of club winches. They provide a valuable service which benefits all members, and in large part allows the club to continue functioning. Setting up and breaking down winch systems is laborious and time consuming. Keep this in mind, and offer assistance to these individuals as a small way of saying thank you.

We Hope You Have A Great Day With LISF At Stillwell Park!