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Old Oct 17, 2012, 08:12 AM
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Possible new flying sight on the Gold Coast Hinterland around Canungra

I am currently looking at various options to be able to get permission to start flying on some land that is near my home/ work..
What I am initially seeking would be a rough numbers that would be keen to start another club of like minded members. Currently my intend is only to allow electric fixed and rotary wing of any size and power source.

The area is big enough with 500m along the future runway either side and about 200 meters in front of the pits before trees are identified.
The area used to be a gazetted emergency airstrip but has not been used and is now adjacent to the Canungra Golf Course.

I intend to seek further guidance over the next months but just gauging the numbers currently.
I know the members who fly down Pacific Pines are limited to the size and noise emitted from their planes and I hope such restrictions would not be enforced due to the location etc.

If anyone is after more details let me know but as I have mentioned just looking at possible numbers that are keen to use the area if a flying spot can be organised.

Cheers Shane
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 03:47 AM
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Well that was a big show of support for another possible club. Considering I know guys fly around Canungra why not put your hands up as this is a good opportunity. So far I would have three names but need even more to form a club.

O'well might have to keep this spot all to myself.

Shane
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 06:31 AM
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Shane

I think you could count on the 15 or so regulars from you know where as being interested. I understand the Coomera Electric Club is well down the road on a site....if insurance was a requirement of the "landlord" at your site, that might be a possibility to link in with them.

Shaun B (cubman)
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Old Dec 04, 2012, 05:05 AM
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Well a few more days away and I will be home again to go back and do some more flying. Might even have to do some flying during work hours.
Will hopefully get some more details and by the start of next year we might have some news on the flying site.
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Hi mate, any more news on this. I'm getting into edf jets and would like somewhere to fly with a decent runway.
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Old Mar 03, 2013, 06:38 AM
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Still nothing at the moment.
Back at work so this has taken a back seat for the time been. Time to pull the fingers out again.
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Have you got in touch with the other guys out there?...Gold Coast Heli Club i believe. They are 5km up the road to O'Reilleys. They fly Fri morn and Sundays. They could give advice on what you're trying to do as far as getting paperwork sorted. The old field at Numinbah is now home to the plank fliers. The heli guys have a thread here,
http://www.archeli.com.au/forums/sho...d.php?t=131818
if you want to get in touch. Cheers Glenn.
PS....i fly with a group of guys out of "the hinterland" as well. We have a group that get together as much as the weather allows. We have some excellent sites, but always keen for more, so you can add me to your PM list when you get this sorted and we can get together.....We are all FPV junkies...multis and planks.
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Old May 08, 2015, 07:53 AM
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Sorry I have not been onto this but busy with life. Well I am still flying out around Canungra and very happy with the area. I have been busy starting to mow a strip about 8meters wide, 40 meters long. Over winter when the grass doesn't. Grow I will get some soil to level some pot holes and work on getting the grass even better for summer.
A few guys keep coming out which is always good to fly with like minded guys.

Shane
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Hey Shane, I have just found this post. I used to be one of the blokes at Pacific Pines but the council kicked us out. I am a member at LARCS but would like something closer. I am keen, whats the address, I would like to come and have a look.

Cheers
Tony.
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Old May 10, 2015, 09:33 PM
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Tony,
I fly at the Canungra golf club off the beechmont rd about two km past the main army base Enterance.
I am out there most weekends nice and early from about 7ish as it's just too cold to go any earlier and at that time the sun pokes over the adjacent hills.
Cheers shane
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No worries Shane, I will try and get out there soon.
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Old May 16, 2015, 07:48 AM
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Will see you when you get out there some day. Shane
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I am currently looking at various options to be able to get permission to start flying on some land that is near my home/ work..
What I am initially seeking would be a rough numbers that would be keen to start another club of like minded members. Currently my intend is only to allow electric fixed and rotary wing of any size and power source.

The area is big enough with 500m along the future runway either side and about 200 meters in front of the pits before trees are identified.
The area used to be a gazetted emergency airstrip but has not been used and is now adjacent to the Canungra Golf Course.

I intend to seek further guidance over the next months but just gauging the numbers currently.
I know the members who fly down Pacific Pines are limited to the size and noise emitted from their planes and I hope such restrictions would not be enforced due to the location etc.

If anyone is after more details let me know but as I have mentioned just looking at possible numbers that are keen to use the area if a flying spot can be organised.

Cheers Shane
Shane,

I'm a member of the Tally Electric Model Flyers Inc and we have GCCC/CASA approval to fly 06:00 to 12:00 every day from Coplick Family Sports Park, Andrews Rd Tally Valley.

You may already know that GCCC has a blanket no RC over all its park land and land it controls.

It took our club well over 12 months to incorporate and form

David
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Old May 30, 2015, 02:34 AM
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Worked on the strip today and at the moment it is looking very nice. Taking a rake tomorrow to get those last bits of cut grass. Still a few holes that need to be filled in but had no problem with my hobby king wilga taking off and landing.
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Old Jun 02, 2015, 03:08 PM
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Bit the bullet yesterday and went ahead and asked the powers that be at work how I go about getting permission to fly and starting up a club. Well 24hrs later still no reply. Fingers crossed it goes all well.
Today is asking the other users of that flying area and what deals can be made. I will not be flying this weekend on any days as I am heading out west to do a spot of camping or should I say freeeeezing. Plenty of ice on the cars this morning.
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