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Old Dec 10, 2009, 12:56 AM
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Female park fliers?

In another thread, someone was saying that his park-flying site often features several female pilots. This is something I've never heard of at an AMA field. In my entire life, I can't think of more than once that I have shared a field with a female pilot not brought by a male club member. Has anyone else experienced this at his (or her) park-flying site? If this is actually happening around the nation, the park-flying vs. club-flying debate ends right now.
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Old Dec 10, 2009, 01:27 AM
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Yep, there's a plentiful bunch of female pilots out there, you just gotta dig for them
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Old Dec 10, 2009, 02:10 AM
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Only 1 female pilot in my club right now,out of 100+ members, but we have had several others in the past 10 years or so. I had a couple of different women inquire about joining this past year, but neither of them has followed through yet. Our flying site in a large, heavily used, multi-sport complex means that we have a lot of spectators, and some of those join the club every year. A few years ago we had a family of 4, father, mother, teenage daughter and teenage son, all flying at the club nearly every weekend for a couple of years, and the mother was by far the best pilot of family. :-)
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Old Dec 10, 2009, 02:46 AM
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The field is where I meet all my women. It's better than the grocery section at Wal-mart.

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Old Dec 10, 2009, 04:30 AM
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The field is where I meet all my women. It's better than the grocery section at Wal-mart.

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Wait a minute, I've been to your field. Actually, there were plenty of women, but I've never seen any of them fly.
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Old Dec 10, 2009, 05:37 AM
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Although I was on Cloud 9, I tried flying a sleek park flyer in a strip club once but I was quickly rebuked and thrown out. My transmitter was a disgrace (only had $5 in my pocket) and I'm sure if I had had the new giga-standards in my hand—at least $500 cash—then I could have flown higher in great company. There would have been women everywhere. But who knows.

I returned to my local flying field and, as usual, there was only the occasional wife of some geezer club member waiting for him to finish. Nearly all ladies are ga-ga over my little Depron park flyer, though, but not one has ever had the emotional motivation to try flying it when actually I offer her the controls. It's sad.
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Old Dec 10, 2009, 07:51 AM
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The only female pilots ive ever seen where I fly are the Barbies that some guys put in the cockpits of the planes ! And sometimes they are rather , shall we say , underdressed for the occasion {not wearing any safety equipment } . But as far as any real life women , holding transmitters ? , Ive never seen it . Id like to though . Back about a million years ago when I was in A/P school there was one lady attending the school , but she didnt finish the course to get her A/P . At my club there are several wives who do hang around and watch , but I get the feeling those wives just like to be with their hubbys no matter what the hubby is doing , as in if the hubbys hobby was shooting , these wives would be hanging around the gun club with them . To them its not about airplanes . Oh , and by the way , Mrs init4fun is totally supportive of my hobby , to the point of buying and ordering planes for me , but she could care less about the planes herself . Happy Flying
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Old Dec 10, 2009, 11:11 AM
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Several years ago there were a few women flying formula one racers in competition. They were very good pilots and some flew in national competitions and did quite well.

One of our club instructors is girl. She is a very good instructor.

While not exactly plentiful--those in the hobby are usually very good pilots.

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Old Dec 11, 2009, 08:13 PM
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I avoid the club near me, but there was a person I saw there once that I was told is probably female.
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I avoid the club near me, but there was a person I saw there once that I was told is probably female.
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Dundee figgered it out quite right.

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Old Dec 11, 2009, 11:44 PM
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My two daughters, both very athletic, are into RC air.
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Old Dec 12, 2009, 03:43 AM
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In another thread, someone was saying that his park-flying site often features several female pilots. This is something I've never heard of at an AMA field. In my entire life, I can't think of more than once that I have shared a field with a female pilot not brought by a male club member. Has anyone else experienced this at his (or her) park-flying site? If this is actually happening around the nation, the park-flying vs. club-flying debate ends right now.
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i and my bf are park fliers and get this, i'm the one who got HIM into the hobby! neither of us however, has any interest in joining the AMA or going to AMA only fields.
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Well I've never been to Spain.............

Actually she's in Switzerland here, but she's from Spain. Raquel that is.

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