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Old Jan 07, 2008, 10:07 PM
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RC flyers in Auburn, CA

I just moved and have been looking around for parks and clubs to fly at. I have not found. Who here lives close to or in Auburn and knows a good place?
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Old Jan 08, 2008, 06:39 AM
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I just moved and have been looking around for parks and clubs to fly at. I have not found. Who here lives close to or in Auburn and knows a good place?
Tons of clubs in your area.

http://www.modelaircraft.org/clubsearch.aspx

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Old Jan 08, 2008, 12:32 PM
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I visit Foresthill and have flown and seen other flying at the foresthill/twin bridges. Its a nerve racking experience but what a rush that was.

If you cross the bridge there is a parking/vista point. You can hike a short distance from there to get away from the traffic.

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Old Jan 08, 2008, 12:54 PM
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Foresthill bridge is not a good place to have problems with a flight is it?
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Old Jan 08, 2008, 02:18 PM
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Highest bridge in the United States isn't it. No not a good place to have a problem.
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Old Jan 08, 2008, 03:23 PM
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Sounds fun to me!!
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Highest bridge in the United States isn't it..
No. Highest in California, third highest in the US, ninth or tenth highest in the world.
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Old Jan 08, 2008, 05:16 PM
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If you could find a way down to the bottom it would be fun to make a tag team effort and have one person fly the plane down and another fly it back up.
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Old Jan 08, 2008, 05:51 PM
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There is a very quick way to the bottom.
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Old Jan 08, 2008, 08:04 PM
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There is a very quick way to the bottom.
Funny, I hope my parachute works.
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Old Jan 08, 2008, 08:20 PM
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Some videos a buddy of mine shot at the bridge.

http://www.rcgroups.com/gallery/show...cat=500&page=1

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...58&postcount=1
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Old Jan 09, 2008, 09:48 AM
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That Bridge is Awesome. I use to live in Auburn and love the area. I flew Glow in Grass Valley.
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Old Jan 09, 2008, 10:11 AM
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I used to fly a hangglider at the point southeast of the Foresthill bridge in the late 70's and early 80's. We landed down at the river. It was a good hike to the point from the road carrying a glider and gear.

I had a chance to bungie jump the bridge in 1979, I think it was. It was with the originators of the sport. They always jumped wearing tuxes and top-hats. I didn't quite trust the technology, but have always regretted not doing it.

In the mid 70's, we flew R/C across from Lake of the Pines at the school. Sometimes we flew at the Alta Sierra airstrip, but had radio problems there once in a while.

Now, I fly in Beijing, China.
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Now, I fly in Beijing, China.
A Big change from little bitty town of Auburn.
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Here's a local club that is a mix of pilots from Auburn, Grass Valley, Nevada City and Penn Valley:

http://sfrcflyers.rchomepage.com/

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