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Jun 06, 2019, 01:28 PM
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Goodbye and Thanks for the Memories..


We removed the last of our non-fixed assets from the field we've leased since 2005 last Saturday. I had not intended to go back but it was a duty. The biggest thing we had to remove was the tractor shed. It was a modular construction so it wasn't that difficult but it did require some exertion. We also removed all San Antonio Prop Buster signs and painted over those we could not remove. While we technically still lease the field until the end of August, it's clear we are no longer in control, so we just wanted to disassociate our name from any potential issues.

Some people brought planes to fly but not me. I flew there once after the notification but I didn't like it very much. I've already joined two other local clubs to have a place to fly, both with better facilities. I didn't join them before because I'm a loyal SAPB member since '84, so I flew there. It was no problem for me but I knew people who stayed away from it because they felt it was too hazardous to their aircraft. We sort of got this field from a (then) generous offer from a local flyer, that sort of turned into a trap, when we lost both of our previous fields. I believe we are going to take a much more judicious approach to finding another field.
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Jun 16, 2019, 06:05 AM
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I've been through 6 flying fields in my 65 year 'history'.. I always stayed a member of a of a couple of clubs, to ensure I'd have a place to fly..

I currently have a couple of local farmers that allow a few flights a year. 3 of my Local airports allow us to fly with abandon, utilizing a ground based communication radio to keep up with local traffic. Notifications from 3 miles out gives us time to land, or move to the side of the field, not interfering with operations.

I don't think model flying is 'over' but I do know it's 'different'.
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