They have a tiny field on top of a hill - surrounded by a couple of housing
developments on three sides, and a shopping mall on the fourth.
They have the BALL"S to fly turbine jets and giant scale out of this place.
It's an accident waiting to happen.
The flying fields we have here in Nebraska are equally dangerous. They're
surrounded by housing projects and public parks full of children and
joggers. Several streets run nearby with some traffic driving east-west
while other cars are travelling north-south, and these are FULL SCALE
trucks, cars, and SUVs.
Big vehicles like that, driving through intersections in all directions,
just scares me to think about it.
I may be wrong , but if it is the field I am thinking of it is NOT
surrounded by developments on any sides. The north side is I believe is
a corn field and beyond that woods. The remaining sides are abutted by
smaller corn fields and woods - not developments . There a shopping
center 1/2 a mile away . Located on the far side of a huge parking lot.I
know these woods well as I have retrieved ( and lost) too many planes
in them. They are very deep and seem to go on for ever.
There is a pond or lake with nothing built on it in one of these woods
,( The east side I believe) that is so far away it cannot be seen from
the field. You can see it easily of course when one steps in it unawares
while tramping through the thick woods. It much larger then you might
think could be hidden in those thick woods.
I have come out of them on three of the four sides and have never seen
Occasionally we do get a few horses or pony s that return to the farm
they live at upon our immediate request(ie shouting and arm waving). I
believe this farm is beyond the thick woods on the south end of the
field. The field is mostly used by helo's , electrics and 60 to 90 size
2 and 4 strokes.
I have never seen a jet or giant scale there nor have I ever met anybody
who said they did. The runway would be much too small to take off from
and the south side is protected by a line of high trees. I know this
well as these trees reach up and grab planes as they fly by. The field
is well known by the local tree pruning people , who have retrieved
planes for us many times and do it at a bargain ( repeat user) rate . We
know him on a first name basis. I tell you this as these trees make even
flying small inexpensive planes a challenge , facing a real risk of
loss. Thus flying an expensive plane(Jet or giant scale) would be very
risky and prohibitive.
This line of trees also require landing from the north only , no matter
the wind direction - again a strike against larger aircraft and jets
which may require head winds to land into in the first place.
I could be wrong about the location but i am quite certain I am not
wrong about the terrain and conditions. You might thinking of another
place or I am.
I'm pretty sure I know that field, directly across from the pits is an A&P
about 900 feet away where a few have crashed. To the right and down the
hill is a few barns and the farmers house about 300 feet from the end of
runway, where a few have crashed also. Behind the pits is a housing
development where the people sometimes complain.and a few have crashed. To
the left is a cornfield and a old age home on the right of the cornfield and
you can see condos on the hill where a whole bunch have crashed. There is a
lake at the bottom next to a main road about 600 feet away where some have
The president flees real big stuff that appears to be giant scale. Jets have
been flown off that field by special members on the sneak. One of your
members also got his arm chopped off by a giant scale plane. If this is the
same place he's right it is dangerous. All the houses and stores and two
main roads are within 900 feet of the field. What town are you talking about
Westchester county. Ask about the jet thing I'm pretty sure many know.
If you're so concerned why don't you address your concerns to the Tri-county
Eagles? While you're at it, perhaps you could convince the Congress to shut
down 80% of all commercial airports in the country - Troll!
Thanks, Redhart, but zara's original post had so little information in it
that it was almost meaningless. I was merely commenting that driving on
city streets is dangerous, but we do it every day without a second thought
because we obey the rules and use reasonable precautions.
If these Tri County Eagles think they can fly turbines while surrounded by
housing developments and while flanked by a shopping center, perhaps they
can. On the other hand, a few fiery crashes in a Super K Mart parking lot
may change everyone's minds. You never know.
For the record, my little slice of Bumfuck, NE has almost a million people
living in the greater metropolitan area.