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04-01-2012 04:15 PM  7 years ago
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greenboot

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Thinking of giving up
I've been at this for 10 years and all the help from you guys has been great.
But lately things just aren't the same. A cheerleading squad is practicing across the field. They complain if we fly too close.
Lately they have been parking on our side, and just won't leave us alone.
If that's not enough of a distraction, they started changing into their uniforms in the pavallion and their cackeling gossip never stops. Sheese, is nothing sacred.
I think I'll take up golf.
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04-01-2012 04:21 PM  7 years ago
wrongler

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Just find another place to fly.Bill Whittaker
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04-01-2012 04:24 PM  7 years ago
unclejane

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If it's any consolation, this kind of thing has been a problem for aviation ever since the Wright bros. strapped an engine onto a flying machine.

Somebody always hates our flying machines, complains about the noise and just otherwise tries to make sure nothing ever flies over their heads again.

They usually build houses right off the end of airport runways too. And then they go to the city and finally the FAA to complain that the airplanes they built their house right next to are too loud and they need relief.

Never ceases to amaze me.

So, what I'd do is what we've always done - try to find another place to fly. Fortunately, our helis don't require a lot of space so there may be some other option somewhere else.

LS
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04-01-2012 04:27 PM  7 years ago
Band1086

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Just find another place to fly.
Yeah, we have a favorite place to fly, but there are a half dozen back up places around here, in case the primary place is being used.
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04-01-2012 04:29 PM  7 years ago
chamler

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Dont give up, find another place. Where I'm at, its either soccer brats, baseball or various other elements impeding the fun. Take a day off from flying and take a drive. Find another safe place to fly and stay in the hobby.

My parents live behind a golf course, irritation factor is there too. Slow players, kids who think hitting a dozen balls off the tee is ok when others are in queue and noobs that can't keep it on the course, let alone the fairway...
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04-01-2012 05:00 PM  7 years ago
McKrackin

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I'm guessing you are at THEIR field?
A school property type place.

If so...get out.
If they don't want you there,you have no grounds to complain.

Find a safe flying field or quit.

Not to be too harsh but I am strongly opposed to flying in public places.
It's dangerous and disrespectful to the people the area is MEANT for.
I literally never use the word literally right.
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04-01-2012 05:43 PM  7 years ago
neilg.

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up where i live a farmer sold his property to the town for $1.00 and the town leases the space to a club. the club maintains the property and it is very clean, but the club is full of conceded twerps.

find some town-owned property
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04-01-2012 05:45 PM  7 years ago
Band1086

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Not to be too harsh but I am strongly opposed to flying in public places.
It's dangerous and disrespectful to the people the area is MEANT for.
Those statements seem to ring of a double standard. Aren't we "public" also, and aren't those fields tax payer funded? I'm not suggesting flying anywhere close to bystanders, but if the field is open and safe... Just because you have a field out back to fly in doesn't mean everyone has that convenience.
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04-01-2012 05:45 PM  7 years ago
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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With a helicopter, you can fly pretty much anywhere. You don't need a runway. You just need a little 4' x 4' flat spot. But don't do it where you can accidentally hit anyone.Avant RC
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04-01-2012 06:01 PM  7 years ago
McKrackin

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Those statements seem to ring of a double standard. Aren't we "public" also,
Yes and it's fine as long as you fly somewhere that is specifically for heli flying.

School yards are not meant for flying bush hogs.
They are for children that attend the school to play and practice school activities.

Helis at a school yard are trespassing in every sense of the word.

Athletes and cheerleaders at a sports field have a right to be there. A heli has no such right and not even a privilege.

Fly at a flying field or your own property or don't fly.

People in the big city don't ride motocross bikes on the sidewalks and streets. Just because they CAN own something doesn't mean they can use it just anywhere. They have to truck them out of town somewhere legal to ride.

If you don't have a place to fly,you don't have a right to fly.
Not everybody can participate in every hobby no matter how much they want to or how much money they spend.

A safe place to fly is the single most important part of flying.
I literally never use the word literally right.
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04-01-2012 07:05 PM  7 years ago
unclejane

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Kind of have to agree with McKrackin on this. I've flown at public parks in the past, but I consider it only at the discretion and convenience of the park, not me.

That's kind of how I treat it now in the extremely rare event I do fly at a public park. All others have right-of-way (so to speak) over me since I"m the most intrusive and the one using it for purposes for which it's not really intended.

At a place specifically for flying, tho, it's a different story of course....

LS
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04-01-2012 07:21 PM  7 years ago
GetToDaChopper

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They usually build houses right off the end of airport runways too. And then they go to the city and finally the FAA to complain that the airplanes they built their house right next to are too loud and they need relief.
This is so true, you should see the flight path departing airliners have to take at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport ! let me just say it's a two thumbs up E-ticket ride to be sure and it's all because of housing built long after the airport was there......
Kind of have to agree with McKrackin on this. I've flown at public parks in the past, but I consider it only at the discretion and convenience of the park, not me.
i to agree with this and not just at parks but anywhere i end up flying, there might not be a soul around when i start flying but if anyone shows up i'm done untill they move out of the area or leave all together........
A safe place to fly is the single most important part of flying
well put, your (heli pilots) the one in control (hopefully) of a potentially harmful and depening on the size even deadly machine and it's ALWAYS your responsibility to make sure no one is ever at risk.

also when at public parks even if no one is near you but the sound is a problem it is still a "public" park and it's no different than if you had a mega loud boom box blearing, it's still your responsibility to make sure no one's time sharing the park with everyone else is not trampled over by someone else's actions, sound or other wise.....
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04-01-2012 07:27 PM  7 years ago
Thatlumox

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I'm sorry, let me get this right. You have a problem with cheerleaders changing where you can see them?

One more question, what are you thinking of giving up, helis or women?
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04-01-2012 07:42 PM  7 years ago
JasonJ

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Yeah, cheerleaders changing into their uniforms does not sound like the worst thing on earth.

if it's a sports field, you're kinda screwed. This is why I a: bought a house in the boonies with gobs of airspace out back and b: joined a club. Other than a row of open lots in my old neighborhood that I flew my 450 (I was known as the "helicopter guy" I have stayed away from public areas.
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04-01-2012 07:48 PM  7 years ago
GetToDaChopper

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bought a house in the boonies with gobs of airspace out back
OMG this sounds just like heaven, well that and watching the cheerleaders changing in plane sight ! where was it you said you fly again ?
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04-01-2012 07:54 PM  7 years ago
McKrackin

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I hope we're at least talking about college cheerleaders and not little 14 year olds...tsk tskI literally never use the word literally right.
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04-01-2012 07:58 PM  7 years ago
GetToDaChopper

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04-01-2012 08:06 PM  7 years ago
McKrackin

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lol....There's about 100:1 High school to college around here so I always assume High School or younger when people talk about schools.

And our colleges have their own police force and the campus is closed to the public when it comes to motorized models and stuff.
I literally never use the word literally right.
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04-01-2012 08:14 PM  7 years ago
GetToDaChopper

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oh and let me throw one more thing out there, even though as we all know R/C Helis are awesomely cool ! most all girls that are into themselves (as 99.9% of all cheerleaders are) are not impressed by helis no matter how good the pilot is or how much money is wrapped up in to it, and in most cases are very irritated by things they don't understand (which is most everything) and men that don't understand this fact can find this attitude very maddening ! just FYI.....    ▲
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04-01-2012 08:31 PM  7 years ago
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