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View Poll Results: How far do you travel to go flying?
Less than 10 minutes. 19 17.92%
10 to 20 minutes. 21 19.81%
20 to 30 minutes. 28 26.42%
30 to 45 minutes. 19 17.92%
45 minutes to an hour. 11 10.38%
More than an hour. 8 7.55%
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Old 09-14-2020, 10:58 PM   #51
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Didn't know you guys are on the hunt. Urban sprawl catching up?
Landlords have announced a future quarry on our current site. No timeline yet early days on their getting approvals for it. But finding new digs and grooming a field for flying takes time. Fingers crossed we may have a new bird in hand, but no lease yet. Covid-19 threw everything in slow motion.
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Old 09-15-2020, 08:28 AM   #52
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Landlords have announced a future quarry on our current site. No timeline yet early days on their getting approvals for it. But finding new digs and grooming a field for flying takes time. Fingers crossed we may have a new bird in hand, but no lease yet. Covid-19 threw everything in slow motion.
A pit, hmmm. Well maybe there will be a future float fly venue?
Seems to me gravel pit ponds are pretty much untouchable for us, at least I don't know of any clubs flying at a pit. Hope it works out for you guys.
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Old 09-15-2020, 07:08 PM   #53
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Landlords have announced a future quarry on our current site. No timeline yet early days on their getting approvals for it. But finding new digs and grooming a field for flying takes time. Fingers crossed we may have a new bird in hand, but no lease yet. Covid-19 threw everything in slow motion.
Know exactly where you are, Carl. Friends of me and my wife bought a house in the developments mostly because of the empty field on the other side of the back fencline, plus the wildlife. When the quarry got announced for THAT field, they decided to move out asap.

Keep flying until you get the official vacate order, and check what your rental agreement with the landlord says about notice period, plus keep your relationship with the municipality going not only to help you secure a new field or potential field through them or their contacts, but also monitoring the permit process.

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Old 09-15-2020, 08:13 PM   #54
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Know exactly where you are, Carl. Friends of me and my wife bought a house in the developments mostly because of the empty field on the other side of the back fencline, plus the wildlife. When the quarry got announced for THAT field, they decided to move out asap.

Keep flying until you get the official vacate order, and check what your rental agreement with the landlord says about notice period, plus keep your relationship with the municipality going not only to help you secure a new field or potential field through them or their contacts, but also monitoring the permit process.

Best of luck!

No doubt we'll hang on right to the wire. Good points about the city
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Know exactly where you are, Carl. Friends of me and my wife bought a house in the developments mostly because of the empty field on the other side of the back fencline, plus the wildlife. When the quarry got announced for THAT field, they decided to move out asap.

Keep flying until you get the official vacate order, and check what your rental agreement with the landlord says about notice period, plus keep your relationship with the municipality going not only to help you secure a new field or potential field through them or their contacts, but also monitoring the permit process.

Best of luck!

No doubt we'll hang on right to the wire. Good points about the city...Cheers!
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Surprised that members of nearby clubs have not joined yours to use the large unobstructed field.
The club I am in has such a field, and many of our members, who belong to adjacent clubs whose fields are restricted, also belong to ours, any many travel more than 30 minutes to get to our field.
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Surprised that members of nearby clubs have not joined yours to use the large unobstructed field.
The club I am in has such a field, and many of our members, who belong to adjacent clubs whose fields are restricted, also belong to ours, any many travel more than 30 minutes to get to our field.
The other nearby club 20 - 30 minute drive, splintered off of ours over 30 years ago because of driving distance. They didn't like the extra hike to our old Virgil field. Some of our members are from that club and a few have dual memberships, there and also at even more distant clubs. In fact we do have members in our club directly due to the membership cap on the other one. Our roster encompasses 2 clubs, the original, and a Jet group, who maintain membership with us to fly their prop ships, for when their paved area is unavailable. Because we hold the majority of members in the area is exactly why we have to hit the ground running when we suspect our fields are approaching their best before date.


So I can say with great confidence, and from personal experience that 30 minutes drive to fly is generally the deal breaker for most people. But most aren't as crazy as me.
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