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JFH10/01/2007 15:46:00
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I'm lucky enough to have somewhere only a few minutes drive away where I can enjoy my favourite hobby. This can't be a typical situation for everyone though there must be people out there who have to travel further afield. In those cases, I guess it takes some real determination to keep it up. I'd be interested to read about any of you who have to show real dedication to continue flying.
nasa_steve10/01/2007 19:10:00
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hi all
i have the choice of two sites one which is suited to smaller models and another that is for all sizes. the closest is 2miles away the other is 10miles away and i can fly at another site which is 30mile away
JFH15/01/2007 16:25:00
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True seafury, it could be worse, but that's still a fair way to travel - it all adds up I guess. Does the journey ever put you off?
Paul Charlson19/01/2007 07:30:00
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Hi All,

I used to be able to fly at HMS Deadalus an old Naval air station on the south coast. Unfortunately when the Coastguard took the site over they stopped us flying. I now have to drive for 30-40 minutes to get to our new site which is a lot smaller ( 40 size engines ).
Although whilst at Deadalus there was never a safety issue as we policed our flying very strictly there seems to be nothing we can do that would enable us to use the site again.

Regards to all

Brian Cooper19/01/2007 09:47:00
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I used to be just 3.6 miles from my local field, but moved house recently --- and now I am 2.3 miles from the field.

Just doing my bit to preserve the planet from global warming from the car's exhaust gasses..... tee-hee.

leccyflyer19/01/2007 10:11:00
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My club field is about 25 minutes drive from here. It's worth the trip because it's a good field and a well run club. There used to be a field within a mile and a half, that I drove past to get to our club field. That is no longer in operation.

There's also a footy field that I could fly many of my smaller models at, which is only 100m away from where I'm sitting. I've flown there a few times, years ago, but there's not much fun in just flying on your todd.
Vic Driver19/01/2007 16:17:00
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We have a choice of three,my mates back lawn with an open field over the fence,good for small electric and gliders.
then the local football pitch for bigger electric.and we've just started to get a gang of us together and rented a field about ten minutes drive where we can fly the screamers
Tim Mackey19/01/2007 17:00:00
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approx 25 mins depending on traffic of course.
Paul Charlson19/01/2007 17:24:00
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Hi Vic,

How much rent do you pay if you don't mind me asking.
geoff dales19/01/2007 19:08:00
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im all of 2 miles away
Barnesyboy19/01/2007 19:18:00
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4 miles from Home 1 mile from work
Vic Driver20/01/2007 13:09:00
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Hi Paul,at the moment we're paying about 100,but the chap we're renting off reckons if we're ok after a year and are willing to pay a bit more He'll put us a hut on there,which sounds good to me!!
our little group is up to ten at the moment so it'sonly about a tenner each.
airman20/01/2007 14:18:00
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6 miles from home for power flying, 30 miles for gliding site.
geofb20/01/2007 22:44:00
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our club has 2 sites; about 15 mins drive for me to either one (in different directions!). I think I'm quite lucky as some have to travel much further than I have to to use either of our fields.
Andy Green21/01/2007 11:20:00
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Its 7 mins from door to gate for regular power flying off grass, and 22 miles to another site (& club) with a tarmac runway for those larger models. I also slope and it takes about 35 min to get to the Malverns.
Carne Richardson21/01/2007 12:23:00
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If Iam taking the gliders out then its 10 mins drive to the white horse and another 15 mins walk up to the top, the flying site for my heli is 30 mins drive away.
Tony Charnock21/01/2007 13:11:00
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I'm a member of Manx Model Flyers and we fly on Jurby airfield an ex W.W.2 base, it is about 15 minutes from my house. We fly more or less anytime provided it is not in use by one of the other organisations such as Karting/drag racing etc. First time I flew there I suffered from agrophobia, it's so big. We use this facility for our annual fortnight's fly in & camp on the airfield flying dawn to dusk.Is it possible to over dose on flying? Contact our web site for details;
We also slope soar all over the island & can accomodate most wind direction in a small space, The island is about 30 miles by 13 so no where is a long way. We also have a site in the south of the island but Jurby is favourite.
FlyinBrian23/01/2007 11:44:00
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I live about 5 miles from the flying field
Grahamd25/01/2007 09:24:00
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The reason I moved house was to have my own flying field in my front garden. However my landlord/farmer insists I only fly electric during winter months due to pheasent breeding in local pens, otherwise I can use another field 100mtrs away.
kam2425/01/2007 13:09:00
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My field used to be 6 miles away but since time is short (I have 3 kids and a wife!) I have just got a mini heli so I can fly to my hearts content in the back garden.
Right, now I just need to learn to fly the thing! How about that showing real dedication to continue flying. LOL

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