The Club field in Boyds is in a public park, but access is restricted. Under the Club's agreement with the park authorities, only those who have passed the Club's Pilot Proficiency Test and become a Rated Pilot are given the gate lock combination and can use the field unsupervised. When a Rated Pilot is at the field, the gate is open and spectators can enter. DCRC members who are student pilots can fly when the field is open provided they are supervised by an Instructor or Rated Pilot.
The Pilot Proficiency Test form is available for viewing and download at this link. Candidates for the PPT should review the test criteria on the back of the form prior to arranging for a test appointment. The list of Instructor Pilots who are authorized to administer the PPT is at this link.