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Old 10-04-2006, 09:32 PM   #1
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Old 10-05-2006, 12:26 AM   #2
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The extra effort being witnessed is excellent!
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Old 10-05-2006, 06:31 AM   #3
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What do the signs say?

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Old 10-05-2006, 07:36 AM   #4
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Aeromodelling may cause serious injury!
Proceed at your own risk!
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So this means I'm responsible for myself when I'm at a field now???? That's ludicrous, and I'm going to call a lawyer! If I have to watch out for myself, who's going to watch me fly?

I think it's a good idea to implement. Hopefully it'll give the wanderers a heads up. Too many times have I been flying to have someone come walking up being me, crossing the barrier, tapping me on the shoulder to ask "How high will it go?" I usually ask them to go stand by my truck to wait for me to land so I can do show and tell with them.
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Our Insurer told us we must do this
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Old 10-10-2006, 03:42 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by JimMoss
Aeromodelling may cause serious injury!
Proceed at your own risk!
I saw this a couple of days ago on the MAAC website and could hardly believe what we are being made to do to cover the behinds of MAAC and/or the insurer.

Driving to the field is likely more hazardous than the day's flying activity. Don't even think about getting on a bicycle to drive in traffic (need more signs for that). I wonder whether they will have to start placing signage at each hole of the local golf course? Hate to even imagine the required warnings to hockey or baseball spectators.

We'll post the requisite signage at our field because its easier to do this than to fight the insurer's refusal to cover a claim.

Silliness in the name of "safety".

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A warning sign doesn't preclude the club or MAAC from liability. If a spectator walks onto the runway and gets hit by a low flying plane or a plane coming in for a landing, there may still be a claim that MAAC would be liable for.

I handle collision claims on heavy equipment. Most repair shops have a sign on the entrance door to the shop saying..."authorized personnel only"...."No customers allowed beyond this point". If a customer still wanders into the shop and gets runover by a truck backing up or falls into the frame rack pit, the repair shop would still be liable because the injury occurred on their property. I was discussing this with an adjuster today and it appears that this is the case based on past claims experience.
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This one will be very hard for clubs that rent space that they can't modify, glider clubs on sod farms for example. Many entrances and no permanent flight line. When flying alone does each member need to carry a sign for each entrance and a portable sign when they setup the winch???
I know that getting the insurance policy into place is hard work but this is one restriction that doesn't work in many cases.
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I didn't see anything about posting at multiple entrances etc. I don't see why posting one on the frequency control board, even if this is temporary, couldn't fill the requirement..... and there are provisions for less formal flying sites like farmer's fields.

Let's not get bent out of shape about an easy requirement like this....
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