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Wiltshire Flyer07/02/2015 00:54:35
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interesting read! Looks like modellers are not always in the wrong? Or not on our own anyways! **LINK**

John Privett07/02/2015 01:05:14
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Err, page not found...

I guess the link was meant to be to here?

Wiltshire Flyer07/02/2015 01:21:54
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Damn gremlins John! Thanks mate 👍

simon barr07/02/2015 08:26:21
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We fly in controlled air space, and even though ATC and the aero club know we are there, we still get over-flights of both light and commercial aircraft, especially between the islands. This is one reason we have to fly with a look-out, and if any aircraft looks like it may fly straight over us, we, the model flier, take the appropriate action and fly lower.

We have permission to fly up to 400ft, and any over-flights should be at a minimum of 500ft.

Frank Skilbeck07/02/2015 08:52:35
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The article states the model operator though he was only at 150ft, which makes it all the more prudent, if you are flying at a height restricted site, to install some form of altimeter to be able to check your height.

simon barr07/02/2015 12:15:48
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You're right, Frank, and one of our members has one of these new talking Spectrum thingies, which tells him what height he is at, so he has set it to tell him when he is at our max.... It's surprising that it doesn't look that high...

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Edited By simon barr on 07/02/2015 12:17:04

avtur07/02/2015 18:15:20
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According to the official 'Airprox report the model pilot estimated his height to be in the order of 250 feet, while the pilot of the Grob Tutor has reported being at 600 feet, which has been confirmed by reviewing radar recordings. The model is reported to be a Seagull Extra.

The Airprox investigating board commended the model flying club for taking part in the Airprox investigation process, which must be good for the reputation of model flyers. Neither party was considered to be blameworthy,

Frank Skilbeck07/02/2015 19:02:55
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Posted by simon barr on 07/02/2015 12:15:48:

You're right, Frank, and one of our members has one of these new talking Spectrum thingies, which tells him what height he is at, so he has set it to tell him when he is at our max.... It's surprising that it doesn't look that high...

Edited By simon barr on 07/02/2015 12:16:24

Edited By simon barr on 07/02/2015 12:17:04

Simon, the club could get one the variometer packages here it's independent of the radio system so you could let various members check their height while flying.

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