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Old 04-04-2008, 02:18 PM   #1
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And people continue to wonder why the sport is having problems with fields and insurers.

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Old 04-04-2008, 02:35 PM   #2
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Only in America…
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Old 04-04-2008, 03:49 PM   #3
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Old 04-04-2008, 04:04 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by WiggleSticks
Only in America…
Not quite. As posted in the ABOUT THIS VIDEO section "radio control warbird event in kent, uk, "

The fire truck was a bit of a giveaway too, they have blue flashing lights on it.

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Old 04-04-2008, 04:24 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by WiggleSticks
Only in America…
How about Kent, UK?

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Old 04-04-2008, 10:13 PM   #6
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Wow you guys are demented.
They tried to put on an Oshkosh type warbird event with the pyro and some grass caught fire in the middle of green fields. Perhaps the fact they weren't flying J3 cubs in a left hand touch and go circuit has got you all bent out of shape. The fire had no where to go and I counted 17 people putting it out. What does this have to do with insurance? Shame on them for trying to do something interesting and not bitching about club and MAAC politics
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Old 04-04-2008, 10:44 PM   #7
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Well put Hillman
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Old 04-04-2008, 10:53 PM   #8
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Okay, those guys likely shouldn't have used their pyrotechnics so close to wheat stubble (looks like wheat stubble to me?), but no big problem. When I was 13, I burned 6 acres of spoiled hay with my dad and brother. No problems. I know guys who regularly burn upwards of an acre of grass next to their fields to control weeds, no biggie.

I'd rather live in a society where people accept that there is a small risk to everyday activities (and retain some small shred of freedom) than one where everyone is ---- about safety and liability...


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Old 04-05-2008, 01:56 AM   #9
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Did you see that wind and have you ever driven through a prairie fire. I have and in southern Alberta some serious damage has been done. Growing up in Winterpeg, the firefighters were kept fighting grass fires during some seasons. In Abbottsford at the airport during the airshow, they don't allow smoking when the grass is brown. I thiink it was very foolish to do what they did and the fire truck proved it.
Headlines from Alberta in 2003 " Over 1,000 evacuees from Lost Creek fire in southern Alberta allowed home"
Remember a major fire in the interior of BC started because 1 guy didn't check that his cigarette was out. Millions of dollars later and hundreds of evacuees and many many homes lost. I wouldn't want to admit the cigarette bit, which he did, but I sure as heck wouldn't want to say I was having some fun with my models...hope you people living in the school gym aren't too upset..hee hee.

Just one humble opinon, but some of us actually seem to think we are part of a major aviation community. We are modelers. Fires shouldn't be one of our byproducts.
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Well I never notice the topic of the video but when the fire truck shows up there a flag on the fence and its not stars and stripes

I thought those guys did a great job myself. that small fire can happen anywhere at anytime. they had a great growd putting on a big event and they did everything far away from the growd. they just didnt have water only those fire ext. Had had the brains to get the firedept in

I wouldnt be saying there stuppid at all

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Originally Posted by WiggleSticks
Only in America…
Not quite. As posted in the ABOUT THIS VIDEO section "radio control warbird event in kent, uk, "

The fire truck was a bit of a giveaway too, they have blue flashing lights on it.

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