who do you share your hobby with?
|Beth Ashby Moderator||10/01/2017 17:21:19|
209 forum posts
Tell us here...
|Broken Prop||10/01/2017 17:54:27|
488 forum posts
My cat likes to help me by laying on the plans, but I am not sure that counts.....
|john stones 1||10/01/2017 17:58:43|
8589 forum posts
Don't know about passing the bug on, but i have encouraged non builders to do their own builds, his flying's a work in progress though
|Peter Miller||10/01/2017 18:23:12|
8467 forum posts
I have persuaded a few over the years. to get inot building
|Geoff Sleath||10/01/2017 20:18:10|
1964 forum posts
I started too late to be good enough to teach anyone to fly. Much as I would have enjoyed teaching, I just don't fly to a high enough standard IMO.
I was a qualified sailing instructor years ago and got a lot of satisfaction from that. I was also lucky enough to get week's paid sailing for several years on the Rolls Royce yacht (a 55' ferro cement ketch called 'Merlin of Clyde' as first mate taking an 8 strong crew of totally inexperienced trainees to sea. That was great fun while it lasted.
1136 forum posts
I try not to, I'd rather not have some responsibility for their frustration, demoralisation and reducing bank balance.
|McG 6969||10/01/2017 20:45:35|
1511 forum posts
My preferred tavern owner is polite enough to smile at my stories...
My preferred barber/hairdresser is smart enough to use his hairdryer when 'not' (hot?) listening at my stories...
My preferred friend/partner (The LotH) is kind enough to listen to and to even sponsor my strange activities...
... but I remain convinced that she shouldn't join the model flying activities for the sake of all...
|Chris Bott - Moderator||10/01/2017 23:22:37|
6218 forum posts
|I miserably failed with my offspring but who knows, we may all have passed on the bug collectively to someone via this forum?|
|Tom Sharp 2||10/01/2017 23:30:33|
2412 forum posts
|Mike Etheridge 1||11/01/2017 00:06:34|
|1264 forum posts|
I built my Nephew Nigel when he was about 10 a free flight Chatterbox and a control line Keil Kraft Champ. He went on to upstage me in every aspect of the hobby including taking part in the Gold Trophy and the combat control line events at the Nationals. He passed his B certificate and demonstrated RC flying at RAF Dunsfold where he once worked having passed an aeronautical degree. I spoke to him last week and he confirmed he is working on the full size Typhoon fighter. I believe he has still got the Chatterbox and despite giving up radio control several years ago has just bought some 2.4 mhz gear.
Edited By Mike Etheridge 1 on 11/01/2017 00:25:08
|1252 forum posts|
One Of 5 sons and my nephew
|Chris Freeman 3||11/01/2017 07:49:23|
|66 forum posts|
Been building models most of my 52 years, My son is very active and grew up in our workshop. I have taught many people and my friends are mostly rc nuts, including my doctor. I ran an aviation awarness campaign for South African Airways for a number of years and built Delta Darts/ BMFA Darts with kids all around South Africa, about 20 000 of them.
|Jon Laughton||11/01/2017 09:10:03|
1018 forum posts
Shame you can't multi select as I have passed on this passion to friends and family
129 forum posts
No one yet, but I have eight grandchildren and I'm still hoping
|Gary Manuel||11/01/2017 11:20:34|
1267 forum posts
Not yet, but working on it.
|1038 forum posts|
Taught a few over the years. Tried to get some workmates to take up flying but they scoff as usual...their luck out!
|Dave Bran||21/01/2017 18:01:28|
1774 forum posts
Errrrm. Ignoring before 2006, 11 years twice a week after school club, yearly intake 9 classes of 30, about a third sample in their first year, about 25 regularly attend, and 5 to 10 per year stay keen beyond year 11. Currently have two ex-pupils now Uni that fly with me when back home, one in third year, one first year.
In all that time and with all those numbers there has only ever been two fathers who showed any interest.
|Don Fry||21/01/2017 19:26:29|
1742 forum posts
I have some hopes for 2017. Three prey are lined up for lessons. All under 10.
|Tim Hooper||21/01/2017 21:27:29|
2801 forum posts
I've taught a few to fly as a club instructor over the years.
However, as some people are aware, my partner (now wife), Netty, took up the hobby some years ago. She'd already had a taste for full-sized aviation, but found it too expensive. Being a blokey kind of gal, she expressed an interest in having a twiddle on the sticks - which she found much more challenging than she'd imagined.
Anyway, several builds and reviews later, she possesses an A certificate and a fleet of 10 models of her own. Currently taking a winter sabbatical.
Netty's first build was this Peter Rake Renaud sever al years ago. Still sees occasional flight time.
|1038 forum posts|
The poll stats are interesting. 36% haven't introduced anyone.
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