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Old 02-05-2006, 09:47 PM   #1
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HOw far do you drive?

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Hey guys,

Just wondering how far you drive to get to your flying field?

To get to our current field we have a drive about 20 mins from town. Not bad at all.
We are looking for a a new field and would like to keep it around 30 mins or less.

Just wondering what everyone drive to get to their flying fields?

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Old 02-05-2006, 09:55 PM   #2
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20, 30, or 40 minutes depending on which field or lake I go to.
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Old 02-05-2006, 09:58 PM   #3
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good ol countrylife

10 min at the outside driveway to parked car hope to have one in my backyard some day. Gotta love the country life
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Old 02-05-2006, 10:01 PM   #4
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My local field is only 10 or 15 minutes from my house. I also drive 100km one way to an electric only field to fly with some friends I've made in the LHS. I make that trip every 2 or 3 weeks atm. (I'm a member of both clubs)

Mind you, I commute 100km each way to work so it's not out of the ordinary.

When I first got into RC, our field was around 45 minutes away, but it was a 1.5 mile, 100ft wide paved runway, so it was awesome. The local pilot (there were a couple, but only one regular) knew to do a flyover before coming in to land, and we'd hit the deck as quick as we could with our planes!

I'd gladly drive an hour if the field was active, and i wan't out there alone all the time!

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Old 02-05-2006, 10:01 PM   #5
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35 min.

Hopefully this season will be 15min or less!

30min is about the farthest that I would like to travel.
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Old 02-05-2006, 10:28 PM   #6
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2 minutes, less than .5 miles....r
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Old 02-05-2006, 10:39 PM   #7
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10 min (indus), 20 min (crams), 25 min (stampede), 25 min (chinook winds), 45 min (westwinds), 45 min (airdrie)......these are the main fields (there is a heli field as well but I didnt count it ) within reasonable driving distance around Calgary from my house. It really depends on where you live in the city though....traffic can kill you!

30 minutes for me is my weekday limit...
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Old 02-06-2006, 12:03 AM   #8
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Well 10 min (Oakville), 70 - 80 min (Flying Tigers).

My prefered field is FT from May to end of Sept, M,T,W,TH, F, SA,SU & Holidays. From April to Nov my van is always packed up for flying so I head straight from work out to the field. If I get away right at 5:00PM I can pull into the driveway between 6:00 - 6:20 PM depending if I stop to get something to eat. June to Mid Sept it's daylight till 9 - 9:30 so can get in 2 - 2.5 hours of flying in. On Sat & Sun I'm outa my driveway at home between 7:30 - 8:00 AM so get to field around 9 AM and stay till ~9:00PM.

In April and October I go to Oakville and fly smaller a/c as it gets dark by about 7:30 PM. I also go to Oakville if I need to do a engine run-up or just to see the guys from time to time.

Nobody left in Oakville flying IMAC - about 5 guys in FT so....

And yes I ussually fly 3 - 4 days during the week and both Sat & Sun... unless there is an IMAC contest somewhere.

How is this possible you ask? No kids and my wife runs 7 days a week training for 1/2 Marathons. Sometimes I relent and we go to the cottage for a weekend but that is getting less and less now that my wife is such a running junkie!
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Old 02-06-2006, 12:09 AM   #9
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Thanks for the story!..i'll be sure to buy the sequel!

Our main field is 15min..our winter/second airstrip is 20-30min depends on how fast you drive!

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Previous field use to take 20-25 mins, now new field 10-15 mins not bad atall, eh....

Do sign the petiton. We could Save our Connie CF-TGE, We still have chance, Once gone we will lose our History and Heritage forever....
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