Originally Posted by DarkStarPDX
If you resigned due to the other pilots verbal abuse, he succeeded in his goal. Why else would he yell at someone if not to discourage them from being a participant?
Unfortunately there is a major attitude problem that plagues a lot of AMA clubs. Our only options are to attempt to get things restructured from the inside, or start anew from the outside.
I would have apologized to the other pilot (before any verbal abuse), but otherwise I would have told him that if he wants to be a 5 year-old about it, he could go home and fly some paper airplanes.
I had no chance to apologize as he immediately began cussing me. Also it wasn't my fault. One of these members is quite well known here in these parts. Being from Oregon I'll bet you know a few of our members. Most of them are very nice people just a few bad apples to spoil the fun.
I've flown up at Banks Ore before.
Take care and thanks for the input.