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Old 05-10-2008, 10:29 PM   #1
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Fields locked down?!?!?!

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Hey gang.
I am curioius to know if your local fields are normaly kept under lock and key...if a member is there?
I was able to go at 2 fields last year chit chat and get to know the local flyers and show up later with my hely at a fun fly.
This year I located 2 more fields 1 of wich was a few clicks away...who would have guessed it... just to find out that the gate was under lock and key. Now coordinating to meet is an idea but lets face it kind of impractical for all involved. Standing at the gate looking at ant sized people, while not falling asleep in the car while you wait for someone to show up so you can explain why you are there is also not practical.

Without naming fields which practice is at your field, or whatever?
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Old 05-10-2008, 11:01 PM   #2
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Re: Fields locked down?!?!?!

You should join the club, PAY YOUR DUES, then you may get a key

If you talk with the right guy, visit the MAAC website and get some club contact info, it may go a long way! Here is a link!
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Old 05-10-2008, 11:13 PM   #3
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Re: Fields locked down?!?!?!

Only members get the combination to the lock.
The gate is locked to deter vandalism such as 4 wheel drive vehicles tearing up the grass on the field.
Setting fire to the gabage can etc.
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Old 05-11-2008, 12:49 AM   #4
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Re: Fields locked down?!?!?!

Our field is locked as well and we still had some @$$ do a bunch of donuts on our field today. What really gets me is that I was there this morning and stayed until 3 and then went back at 6 and they were there So even with a gate if they want to get in they will. Also, are you saying that one of the fields that you went to was locked even though there was someone there?
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Old 05-11-2008, 01:47 AM   #5
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Re: Fields locked down?!?!?!

I like to lock the gate when I'm alone at the field. Members have keys, and I don't want to answer questions while I'm trying to fly. I'm not that good.
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Old 05-11-2008, 02:12 AM   #6
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Ours is locked but not when flying.
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Old 05-11-2008, 04:27 AM   #7
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Re: Fields locked down?!?!?!


Good question .

Our field is also locked , except when there is an event .
People who ( and there sre many ) want something for nothing , ATV,s motocross,s young kid, s who have nothing else better to do than vandalize

YES ................. keep the gates locked ................ absolutly

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Old 05-11-2008, 05:12 AM   #8
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Re: Fields locked down?!?!?!

Our club policy is to keep the gate locked. Each member recieves a key. New members recieve a key when they pay their membership. This is done to prevent persons from destrying our flying site, It is owned by the club.
Even with that we weren't able to keep some one from stealing our new 18 hp. twin ride on mower. It was brand new . and had total time of 25 hours on it. So now our shed now is under VIDEO Survalliance.
Seems to be working well.
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Old 05-11-2008, 05:40 AM   #9
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Re: Fields locked down?!?!?!

Locked field? Nope!

We are wide open 24-7 - 365!

WE have locks on our equipment shed but the rest is uncontrolled.

Vandalism? Yes, we have had some, but it is rare.

Trespassers - several tourists found us and flew without joining the club - annoying but no big problems.
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Old 05-11-2008, 07:07 AM   #10
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Re: Fields locked down?!?!?!

Let's see.... this is GTA so big-city and freeloaders are what you get.

Belonged to six clubs. Of these, only two had a wide-open gate (one of these was back in the 1980's, but apparently they now have a gate); all the others are locked in one way or the other.

Usual policy is that gates are locked by last person out. All club members have the combination (changed on an annual basis).

Considering that members are dropping several hundred dollars in membership dues a year, no one really minds the locked gate after the first set of doughnuts in summer or the snowmobile tracks in winter, or arrives and finds non-members taking advantage of the efforts of people over years.

Yes, most clubs would love to have wide-open gates and welcoming arms for new and prospective members to just drop by. However, people being people.....

juniorlab, if you're being a free-loader, get a life, find the cash and pay your dues. You will not get sympathy here.
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