|07-28-2008, 06:46 PM||#11|
Re: Be Safe
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Actually ASRCM was my first club in 1985. I learned to fly there, my two boys learned to fly there, my wife learned to fly there and my wife was the President for 2 or 3 years. I left the club when they moved to your present location and I was no longer allowed to fly alone. I prefer to fly by myself or with one or two other people. I just like to do things on my own time with no commitments.
It would be just my luck that if I came over someday no one would be there.
By the way here is a pic of my restraint holding my 1/3 Laser 200. That stake is 14" into the ground.
Last edited by Don M.; 07-28-2008 at 08:40 PM.
|07-28-2008, 10:23 PM||#12|
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Re: Be Safe
Being safe at the field, here's some things to consider:
1) Does anybody else know that you are at the field and when do you plan to be home?
2) Did you bring a cell phone?
3) Is there a complete and current 1st aid kit nearby?
4) Who has 1st aid and CPR training and are they at the field?
5) Most fields are out in the country - is there instructions on how to get emergency vehicles to the field ( road name and rural property number)?
6) ( most pilots are middle age or more in years)is there a defibrillator at the field? - stats - heart attack with CPR 20% survival with a Defib - 80% survival and something to think about - it takes 20 minutes for an ambulance to reach a rural address
|07-29-2008, 05:06 PM||#13|
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Re: Be Safe
Most of the things you have listed are all very good but there are some people that live out in what some call the Boonies. No cell phone ,closest neighbour is an hrs drive away,What I did didn't require a first aid kit a piece of rope might have helped
People keep saying don't fly alone well evidently they have never lived rural enough to have to do this. I don't say I enjoy it but yes if I want to fly I sometimes need to fly alone. What I was trying to say with this thread was disaster for lack of a better word can strike you at any time. believe me I know as I work in an industry that depends on it. Working in Guelph Ontario in one of the largest Collision Centres in The Golden Triangle. We deliver repaired vehicles at about 50 per week .
I myself personally would sooner even after having this happen to me fly alone than have to travel the 401 on a daily basis or the 400. I have travelled both daily but no more. Brings to mind about driving on these two highways the game of Russian Roulette
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