Use of a model craft area is on a first-come, first-served basis unless someone has obtained exclusive use of the area from the Forest Preserve District via written request. For everyone’s safety and enjoyment, you must follow these rules and regulations.
Have a valid model craft permit in your possession.
Have a current Academy of Model Aeronautics membership, International Model Power Boat Assocation membership or proof of insurance. Call Visitor Services at 630-933-7248 for details.
Only operate your transmitter when you’re operating your craft. Double-check other transmitters to make sure no one is using the same frequency.
Fit all craft with mufflers.
To protect the grass, use mats or platforms when fueling gasoline-powered engines.
Follow all Forest Preserve District of DuPage County ordinances, state statutes and administrative orders. The Forest Preserve District may modify its model craft rules and regulations at any time.
Per Academy of Model Aeronautics recommendations, do not fly airplanes or helicopters over 55 pounds or gliders or sailplanes over 15 pounds.
Affix your current Forest Preserve District permit or pin to the control stand to indicate which radio band you’re using when flying.
Turn off any radio bands that you’re not using. At Greene Valley, affix a frequency flag to your transmitter antenna and a similar flag of the same color with your name and frequency to your frequency control device.
Carry your aircraft to the runway and do not taxi into or through the pit area.
Control your aircraft from designated flight lines per selected flight patterns, which are posted at each area.
Yield the right-of-way to landing aircraft and to aircraft that have just landed.
Respect fellow operators and flight patterns regardless of the type of aircraft.
Do not operate boats over 25 pounds (including fuel), over 60 inches long (bow to stern) or over 90 dBA.
Affix a frequency flag to your transmitter antenna.
When launching your boat, yield to other boats operating in the designated water pattern or returning to the launch area.
Do not swim or use full-sized boats or rafts to retrieve stalled model boats. Instead, take a fishing rod and reel and affix a rubber ball to the end of the line. Cast the ball over the stalled boat. Once the line snags the boat, reel it to shore. If this method does not work, with the help of a second person stretch a large spool of 50-pound test fishing line across the lake, capture the boat and drag it to shore.