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Old 05-11-2007, 07:22 PM
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Old 05-11-2007, 08:19 PM
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Just take pictures please as it is highly unlikely that I will be able to attend. I think it would be an awesome idea.
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Old 05-11-2007, 09:17 PM
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ORIGINAL: abel_pranger

In another thread, Liberator related his love for watermelon and called for having a watermelon bust. I think it is a great idea, and would be a fine occasion to invite others in the area to visit our club and join in the fun! We can enjoy the camaraderie and discuss all the wonderful things that AMA does. Has any club obtained AMA sanction for a non-flying event like this? I have many concerns to be considered in planning this event, for example our club doesn't have a CD. Will that be a problem?
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Old 05-11-2007, 09:27 PM
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Old 05-12-2007, 12:26 AM
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Default RE: Does AMA sanction watermelon busts?

Sorry I can't resist asking this (I'm sure there's lots of others from around the world who are wondering the same thing)

What is a Watermelon Bust? - it sounds like it may be a fun event.

The only explanation that I can think of wouldn't be within the rules of this forum.
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I suppose the question ref. the sanction part lies in whether one is going to "bust" the watermelon by flying the airplane into the watermelon. Remember the great discussion here ref. the paintball shootouts?

That might require an electric powered airplane as it just may contaminate the melon should one use a recip. engine powered machine. Could get a bit oily, etc.

OTOH there are those that might benefit should the fuel be the old Fox Superfuel with 29% CASTOR OIL. [:-] Watermelon and Castor Oil could develop a significant shoot-out of its own kind. That might not be a covered liability under AMA's general liability policy! Lots of things to think about there!
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It's just a great way of spending a few afternoon hours in summer hanging with friends and family. We always called it a bust becasue we would literally grab the watermelon and "bust" it open on the edge of a picnic table then tear it apart and hand out the pieces. It actually started at work. We had an after noon to kill and a surplus of watermelons on a very hot day and no knives around. It has sort of become a tradition now.
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ORIGINAL: Hossfly

OTOH there are those that might benefit should the fuel be the old Fox Superfuel with 29% CASTOR OIL. [:-] Watermelon and Castor Oil could develop a significant shoot-out of its own kind. That might not be a covered liability under AMA's general liability policy! Lots of things to think about there!

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You sure that wouldn't be a [X(] OUT??? Methane fireball!!!
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Thanks for the reply Liberator - I was trying to work out how to bust a watermelon with a plane - it makes more sense now.

I was thinking that maybe when I (finally) get my Lancaster airborne - maybe I could drop a watermelon from it to bust it - That is definitely not sanctioned by the MAAA (The Aussie equivalent of the AMA).
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Raw egg drops would be a little easier you could get them up in most planes martin

catch without breaking it?? worst case egg shampoo
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We sometimes use "Ping Pong" (Table tennis) balls - even less mess. but even that is not really sanctioned - our rules state (approximately) "nothing shall be dropped that may endanger people aircraft or property". so if someone does get injured, there is all the proof that it caused endangerement.
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ORIGINAL: Hossfly

I suppose the question ref. the sanction part lies in whether one is going to "bust" the watermelon by flying the airplane into the watermelon. Remember the great discussion here ref. the paintball shootouts?

That might require an electric powered airplane as it just may contaminate the melon should one use a recip. engine powered machine. Could get a bit oily, etc.

OTOH there are those that might benefit should the fuel be the old Fox Superfuel with 29% CASTOR OIL. [:-] Watermelon and Castor Oil could develop a significant shoot-out of its own kind. That might not be a covered liability under AMA's general liability policy! Lots of things to think about there!
Thanks for the laugh Hossfly!!!!!!
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