Originally Posted by swoop119
If you do have those credentials Nick i wouldn't advertise it....you could be seen as one of the "white hats" and suspected as being on the slope as a spy.This could anger the "slopetrash" and thus place your life in danger.The slopetrash have been known to form lynch mobs and attack suspected "infidels" on there slope territory....hence the evidence of a number of holes that have been dug at Hollowback.I have seen on a number of occasions a pile of balsa and solarfilm smashed and trodden into a thousand pieces and nearby a freshly filled in hole......best to leave your FAI card and "gold wings" at home.
My hat is black and my wings are bronze. My fai card allows me to fly at my club field and enter the Aviators Club on the Champs d' Elysee. No one can stop you flying at the slope unless they own the land or it is their club feild. Of course the feds can arrest you if you're contraveneing CASA regulations and you can be sued if you,re trespassing or you kill someone. But other than that you can do what you want.
Having learnt to fly in a slimy club (hence the card) you learn pretty quickly who you can trust to teach you or test fly your new pride and joy. They are a select few and usually not the officious ones that spout the regs.
As far holes at Hollowback go, I've dug a few myself...