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Old Apr 01, 2006, 01:36 PM
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how to avoid becomming an instructor

I'm sure most have you that have been in this hobby for a long time have been suckered into teaching a newbie at least once. This can be a real downer. Not only do a lot of newbies want you to teach them how to fly, they also want you to make repairs to their planes, loan them tools, glue, chargers, battery packs etc. Of course when you are with the newbie, it means YOU can't fly your own planes.That alone is reason enough to ditch or avoid the new or wannabe pilot. Here are a few tips for avoiding this most unpleasant situation.. Fly erraticaly when ever a newbie or interested spectator is watching. Look like you are not having a good time and that it's constantly a struggle to keep from crashing. Don't use deodorant. If it's a young person, blast classical music on your car stereo while you are flying. If it's an old person, gangsta rap. As soon as the newbie asks for help, ask him if he is interested in a business opportunity. Have an Amway catalog handy. If persistant, mention you'll have to o.k. it with your "partner" first, and perhaps he'd like to join you two for dinner some night. Chain smoke cigarrettes and make sure to stay upwind of the newbie. Mention that you have a criminal record and flying RC has kept you "out of trouble" since you began the hobby.... These are just a FEW of the things that will work. If anyone would like to ad to the list, this would be an intersting thread
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Old Apr 01, 2006, 01:42 PM
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Have a copy of The Watchtower handy.
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Old Apr 01, 2006, 01:44 PM
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Yes yes, that's a great one!... Devise a small box that will hold several copies and attach it to the side of your tx.
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Old Apr 01, 2006, 01:49 PM
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Always make sure to wear dark slacks and a white collared shirt with a dark tie....
AND a name tag!
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Old Apr 01, 2006, 02:04 PM
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Say this "If I wanted kids around I'd have brought my own!!!"
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Old Apr 01, 2006, 02:05 PM
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strap an ak-47 to your back....as easy as that
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Old Apr 01, 2006, 02:07 PM
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How about carrying on a complete and normal conversation.... with yourself?

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Old Apr 01, 2006, 02:11 PM
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Just remember that somebody taught you something, sometime, somewhere along the road.
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Old Apr 01, 2006, 02:14 PM
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I learned to fly RC on my own. I wouldn't want to impose on some guy having a good time
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Old Apr 01, 2006, 02:16 PM
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How about swooping their heads? Birds do it!
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Old Apr 01, 2006, 02:16 PM
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The latest in a long line of trolling posts by good ole Tic...but this one is fairly funny, in a way...
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Old Apr 01, 2006, 02:20 PM
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Hey I teach a lot of people,but it's usually friends and family and after the first day they are pretty much on there own,other than advice and general help at the field.But hey just last week i had a kid who just about stepped on my SS wing and I could'nt watch my buddy and his 3D flyer for the same reason,so forget it
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Old Apr 01, 2006, 02:23 PM
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define "general help" at the field.... Anytime you are doing "general help" you are NOT flying and isn't that why you went to the field to begin with?
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Old Apr 01, 2006, 02:25 PM
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dress in drag...
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Old Apr 01, 2006, 02:32 PM
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My bro says" Bob where's your magic screw collection"simple things like that.We never bug each other when we are flying tho Never
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