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Aug 12, 2018, 05:46 PM
Denny the "Finger"
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Glider Pilot Reports RC Aircraft at 1200ft.


Today at the Fly-A-Ways field, a dual member pilot (OMAS and FLYAWAYS) brought his 30% and his dog and proceeded to fly his aircraft in a manner exceeding the safe flying range (over the freeway) and above a glider preparing to land. The glider pilot stated he was just about 1200 ft and the RC aircraft was above him.

The RC pilot person is a very skilled pilot. They did not have a clue about the field rules though or worse, didn't care.

A person from the glider port came over to heatedly make the report. Although the glider port rep left under good terms, I have no idea how many people the actual glider pilot is telling about the RC airplane near incident at Fly-A-Ways but it is not good publicity in any way.

I am very concerned that this is exactly the kind of thing that could get us shut down.

The information is being presented to Scott Pelot.
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Aug 14, 2018, 01:16 PM
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Hi Dennis,

Thanks for documenting this situation. It is indeed a serious issue - both from a safety standpoint and, as you mentioned, it potentially could jeopardize our lease.

Regards,

Dennis
Aug 14, 2018, 03:51 PM
So many planes, So little time
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Never again


We need to contact the glider pilots and inform them that this will never happen again.
Let them know we take our agreement very seriously.
Aug 16, 2018, 04:03 AM
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We are investigating the incident and will report to the club once it is completed.
Aug 23, 2018, 09:38 PM
Denny the "Finger"
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At the last meeting this was discussed and put to rest. Thread closed.


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