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Old Jul 22, 2003, 03:01 AM
BobAndVickey
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Looking for flying sites in the Ft. Collins Colorado area.

Anyone know of some nice areas around the Fort Collins, Loveland and Greeley
Colorado to fly Sailplanes? I already know about the two R/C clubs, but would
prefer flying in an area where mostly folks go to fly sailplanes. I am an AMA
member so that is not an issue. I would be happy to join a RC sailplane club
reasonably near. Working on and off on a couple of gliders and I hope to be
ready to get back into flying again by the end of August. The building and
flying went to the shelf for the last several months due to an economic
enforced vacation, better known as a layoff. Amazingly my old company decided
that they laid off the wrong person and with a few adjustments, I am fully
employed once again.
While I have belonged and enjoyed RC clubs, my main issue from experience with
regular R/C clubs is that often electric and sailplane folks get treated like
second class citizens and still pay the runway fees on top of the usual club
dues for a strip that we almost never get to use. This is my second time
around with RC after a 10-year gap and I have no interest in fuel powered
engine flight. I want to stick with sailplanes, electric motors, and some park
fliers.
Any suggestions of locations are greatly appreciated.
TIA
Bob Ruth

P.S. Yes I know this goes out all over the world, I am just hoping someone
local may be able to help me.
Please save the arrogant yank trolls for someone else.


Old Jul 23, 2003, 03:00 AM
Jerry L. Gubka
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Re: Looking for flying sites in the Ft. Collins Colorado area.

Go here:

http://www.houseofthud.com/Denver_RC..._reviewed.html

While this doesn't exactly address your question, I thought it would be of
interest to you.

Live long, and prosper
Jerry L. Gubka

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gray-bearded tramp miner looking for work
(experienced mine planner available)
http:/home.comcast.net/~jlguru/JLGHome00.htm
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"BobAndVickey" <bobandvickey@aol.com> wrote in message
news:20030722011255.15169.00000304@mb-m13.aol.com...
> Anyone know of some nice areas around the Fort Collins, Loveland and

Greeley
> Colorado to fly Sailplanes? I already know about the two R/C clubs, but

would
> prefer flying in an area where mostly folks go to fly sailplanes. I am an

AMA
> member so that is not an issue. I would be happy to join a RC sailplane

club
> reasonably near. Working on and off on a couple of gliders and I hope to

be
> ready to get back into flying again by the end of August. The building

and
> flying went to the shelf for the last several months due to an economic
> enforced vacation, better known as a layoff. Amazingly my old company

decided
> that they laid off the wrong person and with a few adjustments, I am fully
> employed once again.
> While I have belonged and enjoyed RC clubs, my main issue from experience

with
> regular R/C clubs is that often electric and sailplane folks get treated

like
> second class citizens and still pay the runway fees on top of the usual

club
> dues for a strip that we almost never get to use. This is my second time
> around with RC after a 10-year gap and I have no interest in fuel powered
> engine flight. I want to stick with sailplanes, electric motors, and some

park
> fliers.
> Any suggestions of locations are greatly appreciated.
> TIA
> Bob Ruth
>
> P.S. Yes I know this goes out all over the world, I am just hoping someone
> local may be able to help me.
> Please save the arrogant yank trolls for someone else.
>
>



Old Jul 23, 2003, 03:01 AM
BobAndVickey
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Re: Looking for flying sites in the Ft. Collins Colorado area.

Jerry,
Thanks for the info.
Every little bit helps :-)
Bob Ruth

>Go here:
>
>http://www.houseofthud.com/Denver_RC..._reviewed.html
>
>While this doesn't exactly address your question, I thought it would be of
>interest to you.
>
>Live long, and prosper
>Jerry L. Gubka
>
>--
>------------------------------------------
>gray-bearded tramp miner looking for work
>(experienced mine planner available)
>http:/home.comcast.net/~jlguru/JLGHome00.htm
>------------------------------------------
>
>
>
>"BobAndVickey" <bobandvickey@aol.com> wrote in message
>news:20030722011255.15169.00000304@mb-m13.aol.com...
>> Anyone know of some nice areas around the Fort Collins, Loveland and

>Greeley
>> Colorado to fly Sailplanes? I already know about the two R/C clubs, but

>would
>> prefer flying in an area where mostly folks go to fly sailplanes. I am an

>AMA
>> member so that is not an issue. I would be happy to join a RC sailplane

>club
>> reasonably near. Working on and off on a couple of gliders and I hope to

>be
>> ready to get back into flying again by the end of August. The building

>and
>> flying went to the shelf for the last several months due to an economic
>> enforced vacation, better known as a layoff. Amazingly my old company

>decided
>> that they laid off the wrong person and with a few adjustments, I am fully
>> employed once again.
>> While I have belonged and enjoyed RC clubs, my main issue from experience

>with
>> regular R/C clubs is that often electric and sailplane folks get treated

>like
>> second class citizens and still pay the runway fees on top of the usual

>club
>> dues for a strip that we almost never get to use. This is my second time
>> around with RC after a 10-year gap and I have no interest in fuel powered
>> engine flight. I want to stick with sailplanes, electric motors, and some

>park
>> fliers.
>> Any suggestions of locations are greatly appreciated.
>> TIA
>> Bob Ruth
>>
>> P.S. Yes I know this goes out all over the world, I am just hoping someone
>> local may be able to help me.
>> Please save the arrogant yank trolls for someone else.


Old Jul 23, 2003, 03:02 AM
Penguin254
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Re: Looking for flying sites in the Ft. Collins Colorado area.

Best I can offer you is a site off of HWY 93 in Arvada (denver metro just
north of Golden.
Email me if you want more info.
Mark

"BobAndVickey" <bobandvickey@aol.com> wrote in message
news:20030722011255.15169.00000304@mb-m13.aol.com...
> Anyone know of some nice areas around the Fort Collins, Loveland and

Greeley
> Colorado to fly Sailplanes? I already know about the two R/C clubs, but

would
> prefer flying in an area where mostly folks go to fly sailplanes. I am an

AMA
> member so that is not an issue. I would be happy to join a RC sailplane

club
> reasonably near. Working on and off on a couple of gliders and I hope to

be
> ready to get back into flying again by the end of August. The building

and
> flying went to the shelf for the last several months due to an economic
> enforced vacation, better known as a layoff. Amazingly my old company

decided
> that they laid off the wrong person and with a few adjustments, I am fully
> employed once again.
> While I have belonged and enjoyed RC clubs, my main issue from experience

with
> regular R/C clubs is that often electric and sailplane folks get treated

like
> second class citizens and still pay the runway fees on top of the usual

club
> dues for a strip that we almost never get to use. This is my second time
> around with RC after a 10-year gap and I have no interest in fuel powered
> engine flight. I want to stick with sailplanes, electric motors, and some

park
> fliers.
> Any suggestions of locations are greatly appreciated.
> TIA
> Bob Ruth
>
> P.S. Yes I know this goes out all over the world, I am just hoping someone
> local may be able to help me.
> Please save the arrogant yank trolls for someone else.
>
>



 


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