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Old 01-18-2014, 05:34 PM
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Default 3D Flying & Normal Regular Pattern Flying same time

I am posting this question to see what other Clubs do at their fields to accomadate both 3D Flying and Regular Pattern Flying; and by Regular Pattern Flying I mean the guys that take off and land into the wind and fly a set Pattern Left to Right or Right to Left depending on the prevailing winds on a given day, do the occasion Loop or Roll, but don't Hover, do Torque rolls or Harriers over the runway, etc.

I didn't Post this to generate a heated debate as to which is better, or PRO or CON to one type of Flying to the other; I'm just curious as to what Clubs do at their Fields. I know some clubs are at odds with 3D Flying with Normal Regular Pattern Flying and have devised some operating field rules to accomadate both types of flying to eliminate conflict, I'm interested in knowing what arrangements or rules have been made at your Field to address this.

Thanks, and appreciate any feedback

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Old 01-18-2014, 07:01 PM
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3D flying out in the area past the edge of the runway. No 3D flying if more than 2 aircraft are in the air. No hovering over the runway unless your alone
Old 01-19-2014, 01:02 PM
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I don't think my club has ever established a set of rules for it, but the general practice has been that 3D pilots get their few minutes to fly alone and then regular pilots fly. We almost never have problems because there is an attitude of staying out of each other's way and letting everyone have a chance to do what they want to.
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Our club is pretty much the same, no written rules. I don't fly either pattern, or 3D, but am happy to give way to either. IMHO, part of flying is watching the other guy. If I have to give up 10 or 20 minutes to do my thing, that's a small price to pay for a good day of flying.
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Basically 3D just over the edge of the runway accross from the pits and normal circuits with other aircraft. Most just respect each other, yet at times it can get crowded.
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ours is simply no 3D over the runway
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No 3d over the runway. But you know communication is paramount both the pattern guy and the 3der
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I don't like the terminology. Flying the pattern? A simple circuit with 4 turns lap after lap with the occasional loop or roll?


3D, is this just hanging on the prop or something more? I can hang any model on the prop, at least for a few seconds.


I don't see flying as an either/or proposition. And I really dislike the mind numbing flying of circuits.
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Originally Posted by HighPlains View Post
I don't like the terminology. Flying the pattern? A simple circuit with 4 turns lap after lap with the occasional loop or roll?


3D, is this just hanging on the prop or something more? I can hang any model on the prop, at least for a few seconds.


I don't see flying as an either/or proposition. And I really dislike the mind numbing flying of circuits.
High Plains;

Appreciate the reply, but this thread was not about comparing either type of flying or which is better, PROs or CONs; I justed wanted to know if any clubs implement any sort of Flying or Field rules to address any possible problems with mixed types or flying; and from the replys I can see that the few clubs don't have actual rules or guidlines just some mutual common sense and cooperation.

Thanks.
Old 01-21-2014, 08:20 AM
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We do what most others do, just take turns.

I wouldn't want someone 3D'ing in front of my face if I were buddy boxing a student. But I wouldn't initiate a flight that I knew was going to be doing touch and go's with a student if someone was out there flying 3D till they were done.
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There are no rules about 3D vs "Normal" flying at my club. Instead we just talk to each other. If a 3D plane is over the runway, and a "normal" flyer wants to land or make a pass down the runway, he simply says so and the 3D pilots move their planes out of the way until the "normal" plane has passed. This method has been working fine for over 10 years.
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The only rule we have is "don't be a jerk". It works in almost all cases.
Old 01-26-2014, 08:35 AM
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We are lucky ,our club doesn't have any 3 D'ers but we always respect each others space . If somebody needs extra space we keep out of his way , this sort of thing . We don't allow helicopters but if one shows up we let it fly . Just not all day long . Maybe several times a day . 3 Ders do show up at club events and it is a treat to watch them perform for a while so we stay out of the air for them and let them have their fun too . It is a lot more fun if every body gets along . You don't need rules ,just common sense .

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