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Old 02-18-2005, 12:32 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Fox 22
I had a close encounter with one (soccer mom) once.. I was flying my Tigermoth on my school's football field one evening. Then I found out that apparently it was my fault that her son's team lost their soccer game. Apparently my Tigermoth was too distracting .

She (angrily) jaywalked across a 4 lane street nearly causing an accident in the process, and then spent a good 10 minutes literally screming at me because her son's team lost the game because I was flying across the street. She threatened to send her dog after me if she ever saw me flying during one of her son's soccer games again. I promptly told her to F-off and proclaimed that I would fly regardless of her son's social schedule and attention span.
I guess she thought it was your fault also that her child had ADD and couldn't focus on the game long enough to play. You did exactly what I would have done and told her also. That is so silly... That's like accusing a commercial pilot for a accident on the freeway below as he/she passed over flying to another city. Obviously, he was more interested in flying than what he was doing.

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Old 02-19-2005, 06:10 PM   #12
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I fly electrics in the park whenever the wind is calm.

Mainly hobby zone aircraft, aka Toys, but i enjoy it, alot cleaner then nitro and cheaper

If im using a soccer field then I stop as soon as soccer people arrive, its thier field, I've only had to do this once in 2 years, Most of the time people walk by and watch, or chat a bit, asking what it is how much where to get it etc,

The one probabem i almsot had was one guy was looking up while walking and almsot wapped out where the path meets the grass I wonder if a lawyer would have deemed it my fault????

It difintly gets people interested, its quiet, the dogs love chasing it when its 10 to 15 feet high not good for me but hey its life, so far no interfearence,
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Old 02-26-2005, 11:49 PM   #13
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I though MAAC insured applied everywhere, as long as you were following the rules they set for modellers?

I'd say just follow common sense...if you see any little kids pack up and go home. Could save you a lot of trouble in the end!

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Old 02-27-2005, 03:06 AM   #14
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This is definatly a problem that parkflyers have been facing, ever since the sport started taking off. Their are many threads on Ezone in regards to this.

I started flying at a park, will continue flying in a park, and enjoy flying in parks.

The only reason I got a MAAC license, was so I could engage in the Chilliwack Fly In, although, I am glad I do belong to MAAC.

I would suggest people stay aware of their surroundings, use common sense (soccer game starting, leave...parents pay for soccer and the field useage) I'm a soccer dad, and yes I've gotten annoyed at soccer games starting while I've been flying..but heck..I paid my 110 bucks per kid as well.

Parkflying is here to stay whether others like it or not.......and if I hadn't had the opportunity to fly at a park, I wouldn't be flying.

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Old 02-28-2005, 03:09 PM   #15
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I fly small park flyers sometimes out on the road in front of our house but only because were in a cul-de-sac and have lots of room.MAAC i don't think would approve orcover me if i hit a person or car etc so you have to be very carefull especially when when the kids come around to watch My small parkflyers are in the 6-7oz range so i think size makes a big difference of where to fly also.
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