Joined May 2015
Northen beaches RC fields
I own a HZ Super Cub (also with floats, never used) but struggle to find a nice large place where to learn how to fly it properly. I am a private pilot but definitely struggle not being inside the cockpit !
Went twice to a park with football fields in Conrcord, but found the place too small to fly.
I live in Lane Cove, does anyone know a nice place around the area? I know of a few clubs but for now I would like to try on my own.
Also does anyone still fly with floats in Narrabeen lake or in the area?
Australia, NSW, Hornsby
Joined Jul 2005
I recommend a club purely because you can learn with help & not destroy your plane or hurt someone. You will also have public liability insurance just in case. Not all clubs are full of wnkers (though some definitely are). You can fly at most clubs a few times for around $5 a day when you are starting out so don't feel like you need to fork out hundreds before they'll help you.
The Macquarie guys are now at George Christie oval just behind the SAN Hospital.
A good bunch of guys for what it's worth.
I think the Northern Beaches Soaring Club is still around & fly near Monavale Hospital.
Send a PM to oldpilot. He will know more.
I fly with the Sunset guys in Wahroonga. The chief instructor is a commercial pilot so will be able to talk to you in familiar terms. Another great bunch of guys.
WRCS is in Oxford falls. My experience there was pretty ordinary but that was 15-20 years ago. I'm sure it's better these days.
If you are determined to go it alone, pick somewhere you can fly away from people & houses just in case.
If you do fly Narrabeen Lakes, try the western side & do it on a weekday when the lake isn't full of Kayakers. They WILL call the ranger if you annoy them.
If you are a pilot then you are not a child & I'm not your mother, so I'll spare you a lecture other than to say......Just remember, you are taking a risk by flying in a public area so make sure you fully understand your exposure & make your decisions accordingly.
Best of luck & feel free to PM me if you want some assistance.
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