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Old Feb 18, 2002, 09:55 PM
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Any R/C fliers from the Netherlands?

I am going to be in Amsterdam and travel to several other cities in the Netherlands next month. Are there any ezoners that live in that area? I would like to visit a flying site (electric or gas) and some hobby shops while I am there to see what flying is like over there.

Jordan
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Old Feb 19, 2002, 03:28 AM
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Holland

I lived in Holland and flew at a club in Lelystad (+-25 miles east of Amsterdam) - nice big wheat fields on 3 sides (hell to find a lost plane though). There are a lot of clubs and lots of hobby shops but most of the shops are not huge - depends where you are going to be!! Hopefully some Dutch guys will contact you - they are a friendly bunch!

Good luck

Rory
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Old Feb 19, 2002, 04:14 AM
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Hi there,

I live in Holland near the city Leiden. I fly at a naval airforce base so taking a look at the place where I fly will be a bit difficult.
I don't know a lot of hobbyshops but you can take a look at http://start.modelvliegen.com/
But I'm afraid it's in Dutch. Look at "Modelvliegwinkels" for hobbyshops in Holland.

Clubs can be found at http://www.airtoi.com/
It's a bit difficult to navigate on this site but i'll try to explain.
-Click on "Clubs" (top bar)
-Click on "NL + B" (Holland + Belgium) in the left menu bar

Now you can do a search for clubs. You can select a part of Holland where to search at the "provincie" pulldown menu. Leave the text "allemaal" in the "clubnaam" menu.

- Now click "start zoeken" et voila. A number of clubs will appear.

Good luck and enjoy your stay in Holland,

Paul Ravensbergen
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Old Feb 19, 2002, 04:16 PM
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Hi Jordan,

Here you'll find another list of clubs, these clubs are member of the KNVvL (Royal Dutch Aeronautical Society):
www.modelvliegsport.nl
Click 'clubs' for a list or 'kaart' (Engl. chart/map). Hover the pointer over the map and you'll see a club location. Information on that club in frame at bottom of page.

There's an RC flying club near Schiphol. I stumbled across it last summer.
Go on the A4, direction 'Den Haag', take exit 'Hoofddorp/Aalsmeer'. Turn right at end of exit, onto the N201, direction 'Aalsmeer'. At the next (non A4 related) traffic lights turn right, direction 'Rijsenhout'. After about 500 meters you'll see a little abandoned house (concrete slabs) on the right and then a farm. The airfield is behind the farm. Schiphol control tower knows about this location, and has no objections. I think it's a disaster waiting to happen, it's too close to the A4 and Schiphol for my taste..

You'll found maps depicting the route to my club Cumulus (near Nijmegen) at http://home.hetnet.nl/~ronvans/.
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