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Old Jan 30, 2002, 08:33 PM
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are there any indoor sights in San Francisco Bay area

Just curious if there are any sites in the bay area, I know at one time there were some meets at Moffet field in the Blimp hangers, OK the durigable hanger (probably spelled wrong) I havent seen any flyers at the LHS and dont know if this still exists. Would prefer the east or south bay but beggars cant be choosy. If there are none, would any body be interested if I could find a site.
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Old Jan 30, 2002, 09:03 PM
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I am working on one, so stay tuned!!
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Old Jan 30, 2002, 09:09 PM
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way cool, what area are you in,
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Old Jan 30, 2002, 10:22 PM
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hangar one can not be used any more

The Moffet airfield hangar one (the dirigible site) is not available any more to indoor model airplanes. It was discovered that the paint had lead in it, making it unsafe for general use (in particular for those of us that licked the walls between flights )

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Old Jan 30, 2002, 10:42 PM
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yes there is!

Hi, there is a micro fun fly usually in a school gym in Palo alto monthly. I have only been to one in december so far, hopefully i can make the necxt one. I'm from Alameda and own just a Piccolo. There were a lot of piccolo and hornets and a tiger moth went up when i was there. Contact loren @ lsageser@hotmail.com to get on the notification list. 10 dollars a pilot for the rent fees. Where do you guys live in northern california do you live and what do you fly? The gym certainly isn't as big as the Moffet Federal blimp hangers though, Jordan.
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Old Jan 30, 2002, 11:01 PM
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well you know I do have a problem with licking the walls in hangers, thats why I left the aviation industry. Now I have to settle to lick the wheel weights on cars. Now seriously, its an interesting world we live in now. I only have a light stick as far as indoor but I am designing a little sorta round indoor small area thing. other wise I have a somewhat modified Zagi, a FS Fokker tri plane that flys horribly in any breeze, maybe good indoor?? and a number of one off designs of my own. indoor sounded cool as it added a new chalenge. as far as where I live, Fremont is in the S east bay.

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Old Jan 31, 2002, 02:25 AM
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I'd be interested and I know of several others who would be also. We are all in the Castro Valley/Hayward area but would go wherever necessary.
Let's make it happen!
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Old Jan 31, 2002, 03:03 AM
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I'm in the san jose/saratoga area, I would be interested as well... I have a pico stick and cannonshot biplane I'd like to fly indoors... I found a weekly indoor fly-in in campbell, but the guys fly rubber-power only, it's a small-size full-court gym, but I would assume I would be able to fly the 20gram or so plane I'm working on putting together... I'd definitely be up for a spot around here!
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Old Jan 31, 2002, 12:27 PM
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Hi,

I live in Dublin Ca, and would definitely be interested in an indoor site. Right now the only plane I have is a Lite Stick, but I'm sure my hanger will have a Tiger Moth, in no time.

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Old Jan 31, 2002, 12:48 PM
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sounds like a fair bit of intrest maybe I can help Fred if needed. at this point a fremont location looks central based on the replies. just kidding since that would be extremely convient to me.

Fred if you need any help E-mail me and I will see what I can do
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Old Jan 31, 2002, 09:37 PM
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Without giving away to much. I have a line on a old military site that is between SF and Sac.

AMA would be required and you would have to be on a list to get in. No just showing up.

Cost, minimal if any.
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Old Jan 31, 2002, 10:07 PM
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Sounds cool

sounds like that might be a good area possible draw from Sac. I travel through that area on bussines a fair amount, if you need any help the offer still stands. I think I am going to see if there are any sights over here in Fremont. what size is minimum, full basket ball court or bigger.


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Old Feb 22, 2002, 03:42 PM
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We are having another fun fly this Sunday the 24th from 8-10PM. If you are not on the mailing list, please email me or just come to the meet.

Several people have inquired about the gym size. It is pretty much a standard sized gym. We have flown IFO's and the TigerMoth there but it is really more suited to slower/smaller stuff. I may have some pictures that I can post.

Thanks.
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Old May 01, 2002, 12:42 PM
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In SF

I'm In SF, out in the Richmond district. I used to fly in GG Park but have found a "secret spot" in the persidio that NEVER has anybody in it as the grass is not mowed and does not make for good picnicing!

I have a Litestik I could fly inside and a 8oz/sf wing loaded warbird at 4.4oz. I could fly in a bigger venue.

Let me know if any regular indoor places open up. The road from SF to Sac would be PERFECT for me as I can jump on the GG bridge in a minute from my house.

Thanks,

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