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10-23-2004 02:26 AM  13 years agoPost 21
Alpine

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Lexington, Ky

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Flyers (people) are what Make or Break a FunFly.

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10-23-2004 02:38 AM  13 years agoPost 22
Jason Cummings

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I like to see lots of caution tape.

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10-23-2004 02:56 AM  13 years agoPost 23
Detroit Steve

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Michigan

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ditto on the caution tape

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10-23-2004 03:01 AM  13 years agoPost 24
Brant

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Not crashing

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10-23-2004 03:21 AM  13 years agoPost 25
miataguy

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Santa Barbara, CA

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Noon time demos with pilots that rock.

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10-23-2004 06:56 PM  13 years agoPost 26
wsteve

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It seem most people want open flying, contest are okay but not a must, good food and a good friendly enviroment. If you have demos thats okay just don't over do it.

I've been to fly-ins in the past that were major blow out with steak dinners and live bands under a tent. While this was alot of fun it didn't generate much income for the hosting club.

Also I have seen just thrown together event with no food period where the club made good money on entries and raffles.

One of my questions is if you add the more bells and whistle would the adverage pilot be willing to pay more to get more. The adverage entry fee I see is around $15-$25. How much is to much and would keep you away. One of the larger event here makes most of thier money off of spectators. As a pilot I prefer a smaller event and would be willing to pay more and not have to deal with 1000 specators asking the same questions for 2-3 days.

If God meant man to fly, He'd have given him more money

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10-23-2004 08:03 PM  13 years agoPost 27
SteveH

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Texas

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Ilve been to some events where the club charged an entry fee for the spectators and it worked out OK because the club kept the spectators behind a safety fence. The spectators were only allowed to "mingle" with the pilots during a 30 minute period set aside for "show and tell".

The only thing that chapped me was the club advertised in the AMA magazine as a "Fun Fly" but in fact was an air show and they charged the pilots an entry fee so the club could charge the spectators another entry fee. this was for all types of aircraft. Then to top it off, most of the air time was consumed by the club members themselves and the paying pilots were severly limited in flight time. Don't think I'll go back there.

My point to this is, don't go overboard.

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10-23-2004 08:25 PM  13 years agoPost 28
Raptor-30-V2

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Tromsø - Norway

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CRASH

No good fun-fly without a crash!!

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10-23-2004 08:28 PM  13 years agoPost 29
wsteve

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I agree as long as it's yours and it's a long way from me.

If God meant man to fly, He'd have given him more money

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10-23-2004 08:33 PM  13 years agoPost 30
Alistair

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no where land

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OPEN FLYING Been to too many events that shut down the flight line too many times so some guy can demo is foamy 3D wizbang plank..... When I go to these events, (particularly the ones I fly to to get nice weather) I wanna fly!!!!!
no offense mate...

but you love it when people bow down to you and let you controll the freq. and let you fly all bloody day 'cause you think everyone is there to watch you.

that really is no different than a "foamy 3D wizbang plank" demo.....

squigle

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10-23-2004 09:00 PM  13 years agoPost 31
wsteve

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Pasadena, Texas

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I agree I've been to events were one person holds the pin for couple hours at a time and has to be summonded to bring it back. I think a time limit should be assested maybe 30min max. Every pilot should have thier machine ready to fly before checking out the pin. If he need's the pin for set-up he should return it after his 30 minutes are up. If he needs it longer he should check with the other pilots on his channel and see if they want to fly as well as a annoucment to the fliers that the channel is available. If in 15-30 minutes knowone has come forward for the pin he may use it for another 30 minute duration.

If God meant man to fly, He'd have given him more money

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10-23-2004 09:49 PM  13 years agoPost 32
smosher

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canada

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1 - Open Flying
2 - Decent food
3 - No demos

Fun Flys are for fun, Contests are for competition.

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10-24-2004 01:07 AM  13 years agoPost 33
DOperchal

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Ft Rucker, AL

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1) Bring home everything the way it arrived
2) Vendors and Raffle Prizes
3) A few contests, eg drag race, spot auto, etc
4) Good frequency control

On point number 4. I recently attended the Southeast Electric Flight Festival in Georgia. One thing that impressed me about their event was there great frequency control. They had a frequency scanner hooked up to a laptop computer and it told you what channels were operating and how long they had been on. This allowed people to see how long a person was on a channel. Although this may be too expensive for smaller fun flys it was a nice feature.

My 2cents

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10-24-2004 02:41 AM  13 years agoPost 34
Alistair

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no where land

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i think you are allowed 15 or 20 mins with the pin...

last fun fly i was at, he was called to bring the pin back all day... never ever did... just walked right past me and the freq. control every time...

bullox if you ask me...

i don't care who you are... i want to fly. i paid too... i deserve to fly... i don't drive hours and hours and hours to watch one person fly...

savvy

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