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Old Aug 15, 2006, 11:18 PM
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Women Pilots

Come on girls there must be a heap of you out there that love this hobbie.

New to this sport and want to chat with new or experienced women or men that have good advice for us new girls.
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Old Aug 15, 2006, 11:25 PM
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Most women who love this hobby are glad that their husbands are in the workshop rather than the pub



Good on you Charlie - welcome to RCGroups and the hobby!
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Old Aug 15, 2006, 11:31 PM
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Onya Charlie,
So what aspects of this great hobby interest you? power , slope , Thermal ??
each one of these topic's can be extremely addictive . I personally have only in my modelling career met 4 women who wanted to learn to fly radio 2 have been power and 2 slope flyers . Each one just as capable as any other student I have taught.
hope to see you post more often .
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Old Aug 16, 2006, 12:31 AM
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hmmmm maybe a setup me thinks 2 post same topic 2 different threads ???
well if its a fair dinkum question we will be happy to help but I get the feeling its nothing but spam again .
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Old Aug 16, 2006, 01:31 AM
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hmmmm maybe a setup me thinks 2 post same topic 2 different threads ???
well if its a fair dinkum question we will be happy to help but I get the feeling its nothing but spam again .
SteveW
No its not spam Steve sorry I wasnt sure if there were/are any threads and just went for it have been flying for three months now have a E Hawk 1400 and love it wanted to see if there were any other women out there as interested as I am and maybe meet up I am from Adelaide Hills which is great for flying and has alot of great pilots.Thanks for your reply
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Old Aug 16, 2006, 01:38 AM
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Most women who love this hobby are glad that their husbands are in the workshop rather than the pub



Good on you Charlie - welcome to RCGroups and the hobby!
Thanks for that but as per below comment no its not spam was given this link from friend in local club so thought I would start off didnt do enough research so wasnt sure of other discussions etc and since found a really good one with women chatting etc...ENJOY your flying I do for past few months its a rage
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Old Aug 16, 2006, 01:57 AM
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My apologies for jumping to a fast conclusion also but we have been suffering from a spamathon lately . Sorry dont know of any threads by women apart from a couple in the States over on the slope forum which is where I spend most of my time as I only fly slope now and have done for the past 15 years or so ,I'm in here most days as well. Women pilots are a rare breed and I wish you all the luck with your flying I wish more women could enjoy it ..
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Old Aug 16, 2006, 03:16 AM
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before we left to go overseas my Girlfriend could happily fly my jumping jack around the field comfortably enough, now she has her own powered sailplane and radio, the only thing she lacks is time.

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Old Aug 16, 2006, 03:45 AM
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Hi Charlie,

there isn't to many women flying around Australia, but those that do seem to have as much or more fun than us blokes. There used to be a couple of Female Glider pilots from Sydney that used to compete a fair bit and I have flown overseas against a few even at world championships.

If you havn't tried it yet get someone to show you how to do some slope soaring, there is some great spots around Adelaide, Hallet Cove, Maslins (just don't look down ) and back up in the hills there is a heap of spots or around Goolwa works as well.

Have fun

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Old Aug 16, 2006, 03:55 AM
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Charlie,

Welcome to RC Groups. Yes, we are a minority, but we make up for that by graceful flying, and having more fun than the blokes do.

I fly thermal and slope gliders south of Sydney, and have been for about a year and a half now. I love flying, and when I'm bored, love building them.

Show us some piccies of your plane!

Cheers,
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Old Aug 16, 2006, 04:43 AM
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My wife is keen on aeromodelling also, here's her latest creation...........
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Old Aug 16, 2006, 05:07 AM
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I recognise the wings from a Rare Bear, and that's a nice turbine you have there... but what is that strange fuselage???
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Old Aug 16, 2006, 07:15 AM
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You fellows are horridly sexist and nasty.




At least that's what my wife told me to post.


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Old Aug 16, 2006, 07:24 AM
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You fellows are horridly sexist and nasty.


At least that's what my wife told me to post.


OME
OME,

I think I can see them all collectively out on a limb and the chainsaw being started

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