Originally Posted by Flypoppa
Ah come on Blink. There are still some wonderful places in the UK that are waiting to be discovered and flown over with an EZ*.
I agree. But only this morning I was wondering about alternative places to fly locally. All the Leeds/Bradford park byelaws forbid any
power other than rubber or muscle (even CO2 is expressly banned). This got me wondering about 'ad hoc' sites, which in turn made me ruminate upon cultural attitudes of the general public in different countries - and not just pertaining to FPV. In my opinion there are many countries (France, Italy, Spain etc) where Jose Publique would take the view 'Wow, that's great! Not for me, but enjoy it. Legality? Hadn't really thought about it'; in other countries (such as the US) I get the impression it's more 'If its legal, then enjoy it' whereas in the UK the general attitude seems to be 'If that's not illegal, then it bloody well should be'.
This attitude seems to be getting more ingrained - as a 12 year old I flew diesel power in the local park and hill. No one complained. Yet only a few months ago I had to take a diplomatic attitude on a full-sized pilots forum with a guy who had described an FPV video (not one of Trappy's) where the guy had reached several thousand feet as 'insanely dangerous'. I was threatened to have my EZ* blasted out of the sky by a couple of gamekeepers (aka thugs with shotguns and an L200 Bullymobile with half a brain between them).
Originally Posted by Martin.
You live in a great country without fences and restricted areas all over the place. Once I retire I'll move to England where there's still free space to play
Sorry Martin, but I think you'll find that those days are long past. The Fun Police have taken over.