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Old 06-24-2002, 12:45 AM
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New to hooby I live in Miami fla (kendall area), looking for someone to teach me how to fly and help me build ARF PLANE..

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Old 06-24-2002, 07:49 PM
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Dont give up Jorge. You will find an instructor. Just ask around at the local Fields. I would help you but that a bit far for me to drive! Unless maybe we could go to the beach where they wear those little teeny bikini's!.......John
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Old 06-25-2002, 09:22 AM
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hey, i'm back in the hobby after a 15 yr break, got a new trainer and am getting back in the air. I have met a lot of nice people, know where the fields - where hobby shops are and would be happy to share any info.

I hooked up with a guy at Markham Park (awesome field, no membership or dues or crap to deal with - county park !!!!) and got my plane in the air - he really helped me alot.

anyway, get back to me, we'll hook up ... what part of miami? i am in S. Miami by U of M


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Jorge/ Steve-o:

The Aeromodelers of Perrine is one of the biggest clubs in Florida and our web site is www.amps-rc.com

I've been a member for twenty years. Dues is $100.00 annually, $30.00 initially.

We have several club instructors and will be more than happy to get you started and remain successful.

Our meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at Pro-Scale Models. The web site will provide alll the information you need.

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Old 06-25-2002, 11:11 AM
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Default $100.- ????????????

What are you crazy?
and exactly what do we get for the C-note?
the compassion and comraderie of the old farts?
no thanks.
I cant understand why you guys charge so much????
Markham Park is 5 minutes farther away than the AMPS field, there are no (read $0.00) additional charges to enter, fly, and have fun. on the weekends they charge $1.00 to enter the park.

Do i get at least an AMPS t-shirt for my hard earned $100.-?

of course i dont.

so....... what do you have to offer a new guy in this hobby that i cant get for free from guys that are willing to help for free......... $100.- charge sours us new guys quick....!!!!


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Old 06-25-2002, 11:13 AM
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i just did some math.....(us new guys are not too quick)

20 years??????? x $100.- = $2000.- <-----what are you mad????? crazy mad????
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Old 06-25-2002, 12:35 PM
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Hope you never move from sunny Florida, We are not all lucky enough to have the State help support our hobby. I pay $80.00 a year for dues and glad to do it. Most clubs have to lease the property and pay the upkeep on it. I know of some clubs that the dues are in the $250 range and the club members fell lucky at to have a place to go and fly. You say you have to pay a dollar to get in the park and if you fly every week end that is $52.00 a year in itself. I go flying at least two time a week so the cost at your field would be higher than my club dues.
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Default like my kid says......"whatever"....

I pay $48.- a year for AMA and nada zippo after that. Every weekday the park is open and has no ($0.-) entrance fee. Even on the weedend it is not too crowded.

I am just saying... I understand AMPS must love new members at $100.- a pop. I also understand they own the land, taxes, cutting the special grass they have planted. I undestand all that. Wanna join a club? Do it. It costs $100.-? "whatever"

This fellow airplane lover needs help, and i offered. I didn't try to goad him into joining a club. Getting into this hobby with a trainer can cost $400.- to $500.- <---not exactly cheap.

An Extra $100.- can discourage someone pretty quickly.

Markham Park in Ft. Lauderdale has free entrance weekdays, charges $1.- entrance on the weekends, has an awesome field, stands, asphalt runway, bathrooms, covered canopy and great flying 300 days out of the year.... ya gotta love that !!!!

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