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Old 04-24-2006, 02:03 PM   #11
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I think when I get back out to Victoria, I will spend some more time making contacts in Victoria, as I know very little about the area. (I just moved to Victoria in Feb 06, And I am currently in halifax for the next 6 months).

The fees that the Victoria club are asking (and getting) are still out rageous, and I havn't found another club that is asking anywhere near those fees.

Who owns the land that VRCMS is using now?

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Old 04-24-2006, 09:17 PM   #12
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funny, $275 seems outrageous in Canada for clubs, and for RC modelling in general, but!

I know of 3 different clubs in the US where I've either flown at or have friends there that are anywhere from $500 to $1000 per year. The one club I know of is in Florida and even had "green fee's" just like a golf course, you want to fly, costs you $20 per day on top of club dues.
Compare the cost of an RC club that gives you access to the field ANY time you want, and what other hobby gives you that? Golf? no.. Hockey? no, hell, you can't even see one movie per month in the theater for that much! If you smoke say a pack a day, it's 3 or 4 weeks worth of cigarettes. It's the cost of going out for a nice dinner with your wife 2 or 3 times. Really, it's not that ridiculous, for a little under $23 per month you have access to a site meant for flying. You certainly couldn't buy the land and have a private field for $23 per month.
Depending on what the annual costs for the club itself are, taxes, maintenance etc, $275 per year may just barely cover costs, I don't know, but really, if you consider all the other things you COULD be doing, it's still dirt cheap.
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Old 04-24-2006, 10:59 PM   #13
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Old 04-25-2006, 08:16 AM   #14
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Old 04-25-2006, 08:47 AM   #15
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It would seem to me that Victoria's dues are going to be the norm as it gets harder and harder to find a field in large city's. Land is being gobbled up faster than ever these days and land prices are going through the roof. Look at golf dues if you think this is expensive.
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Old 04-26-2006, 01:13 AM   #16
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What's golf?
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Old 04-26-2006, 08:31 AM   #17
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"Flog" spelled backwards to confuse the masses.
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Old 04-26-2006, 08:44 AM   #18
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You don't fly in flog do you? I think it is very dangerous to fly in flog and demonstrates a lack of respect for model airplanes. Next thing you know you see a picture of someone flying in flog in the MAAC mag. Oh, wait a minute, thats a different thread.....
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Old 04-28-2006, 10:29 PM   #19
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You guys know, GOLF. First you need to find a pristine spot then level it with bulldozers. Hopefully the land was previously useful. Then you irrigate it with enough water to support the sudan and plant grass and make ponds and other stuff. Don't let ducks or wildlife use it though, they may poo on the grass. You will also need to put a fence up to stop people (undesirables) from enjoying this new park you have created. Put up some stucco Condos for $450,000 and charge the few who can afford it at least $5000 to belong. The big thing is to make sure no more than 17 groups of people are on your 500 acres so as not to spoil the "FUN".

I think it is an excellent use of land!!!!!!
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Old 04-29-2006, 08:03 PM   #20
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Let's hear it for the Sport of the Rich

Yeah, at least we don't always need 500+ acres (unless you fly jets) to fly models...

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