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Our flying field is becoming a little more jet friendly

Old 11-09-2014, 06:51 PM
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Looking Good! Any jet events planned next year?
Old 11-11-2014, 06:43 AM
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We only have 4 or 5 jet pilots in our club, including me. I currently do a giant scale show every year which takes up a lot of my event planning time. Hopefully the runway will attract more jet pilots. From there hopefully we can run a jet fly in.

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Old 11-11-2014, 06:57 AM
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Old 11-12-2014, 04:31 AM
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The last formal jet show I remember in the Chicago area was Windy City Jets 2005 at Fox Valley. I'm sure if anyone has one, I suspect it will be well attended. I think outside of Fox Valley you guys would now have the best jet field and location for near Chicago land flyers. If I'm wrong, please inform. Thanks & come on SPRING!!!!
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We will need to get some pilots with their jets out there next summer. They can fly off the field and give their opinion…………….I'm already tired of winter.
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And now our field is not multi rotor friendly at all. The Cook County Forest preserve has instituted its "drone" policy. There are nine R/C flying sites in the county system. multi rotors are allowed at six of them and are banned at three of them. With that said the county designated six additional sites exclusively for drone flying, That brings the total to 15 sites in the county where fixed wing and or multi rotor flying is allowed. Some people are saying Amen to the ban while others are up in arms about it. It should be a very interesting flying season this year. I personally think the county has been very generous to the rc flying community here in cook county.
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Old 04-20-2017, 09:33 PM
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Hey Joe
long time no talk.... I would guess that the real reason for that ban has to do with the MDW traffic...

It will make me feel better on my way to 4R...

Bill
Old 04-21-2017, 06:44 PM
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Since the FAA defined everything we fly under 55lbs as a Suavs in the national airspace., I was reading the cook county signs and figured they now have made their own definition of WHAT??? a multirotor, They probably would lose in court if someone pushes it, the ban on First Person video flight would be legit.......

Cool thing is my resume now boasts 10,000 hours of Suav piloting as defined by FAA...
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In my opinion the County does not have everything nails down with their "drone" policy. Just as many other organizations do not. But they are trying to be proactive and respond to peoples concerns. People are familiar with airplanes flying out at these fields but they are wary of anything with multiple rotors flying around and collecting information. you know like they see on the news. Most people by default think that if it has multi rotors it is doing something besides just flying around. We as r/c pilots know all the arguments about fix winged aircraft vs multi rotors, what they can do, and where the lines blur between them. Here is something that will make your head spin. It is the county policy. They try to address recreational users, county employee users, and commercial users all in one shot.
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Old 04-22-2017, 06:24 AM
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Well let's just hope the general public ignorance remains that way when the flying wing class starts to show up on ESPN��

I was baffled to get the recent NOTAM that as of 4/17/2017 that no Suavs flying will be allowed over US military facilities. OOPsy how did that one slip the original rollout.

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