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Old 03-18-2020, 12:46 PM
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This may just put the dampeners on many Flying meetings and Club do's ..... with many countries advising not to congregate people etc.

Wonder how many meetings will be cancelled ?

Don't get me wrong - better to cancel than risk spreading it further.
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Old 03-18-2020, 02:59 PM
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My club has cancelled all events through May. Winter time is our show season as it's too hot in the summer. This has affected 4 upcoming events. We also have our club meetings at the field on the first Saturday of each month, and these have been cancelled through September (we normally don't have them from June to September).
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Old 03-18-2020, 05:16 PM
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One of my clubs has it's meeting at a local restaurant, they will be cancelled as in our state, Washington, they have closed all restaurants and many other businesses across the state.
The other club has it's meetings at a fire station, I am sure they will be cancelled also.

At least they haven't closed the flying fields.
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Old 03-18-2020, 06:48 PM
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Its a topic between myself and guys I fly with .... looks like most will just go flying and if there's a lot of people - not usual - then its just keep a bit of distance. Its the bigger meets where we do village displays etc. - they are in serious doubt now.
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Old 03-18-2020, 09:15 PM
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Our flying field remains open for normal flying, but we have cancelled 3 upcoming events there, and we were also supposed to have a display at an open house at the local airport which also got cancelled. But there is a jet rally this weekend at a field down in Tucson that I will still be going to as they have decided that the show must go on. The field is in an extremely isolated area in the southern Arizona desert about 20 miles east of Tucson proper, so the event staff feel they can still put on the event.
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Old 03-19-2020, 01:50 AM
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Curious to see if SEFF gets cancelled. Neighbor and I fly as much as we can at a local park.
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Old 03-19-2020, 11:19 AM
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Our flying field remains open for normal flying, but we have cancelled 3 upcoming events there, and we were also supposed to have a display at an open house at the local airport which also got cancelled. But there is a jet rally this weekend at a field down in Tucson that I will still be going to as they have decided that the show must go on. The field is in an extremely isolated area in the southern Arizona desert about 20 miles east of Tucson proper, so the event staff feel they can still put on the event.
Do you not feel that is a bit risky ? The community at the field in Tucson may be clear - but with visitors descending on the field - it could bring it in ... and who's to know who may already have it there but not declared ?
it only takes one error and away it goes .... which is part of the reason its spread so quickly around the world.
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Local authority just cleared an area near my house ready for residential development ..... this was of course before our Lockdown !! So I do not expect much to happen with the land - so it may just prove to be my own local flying area !!
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Old 03-20-2020, 10:52 PM
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Things are getting serious in Aussie mainly because people won't listen to orders from the Govment. Idiots still packing popular beaches and not self isolating etc. Just foolishness.
Our country flying field is still open and guys are very aware. I am going flying today but have told the club it may be my last time for several months until it sorts itself out.
Besides my wife suffers from OCD and anxiety in situations like this and I respect her concerns and in fact I agree with her on this one. It is no joke to be taken lightly.
Hope you guys can manage to get your fixes without taking risks.
Treat it like a long Winter and do some building.
Best wishes to all of you.
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Old 03-21-2020, 02:35 AM
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Just hover your helicopter over your head and germs can't even come close.
Excellent safety measure.
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Old 03-22-2020, 07:26 AM
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Originally Posted by ron_van_sommeren View Post
Just hover your helicopter over your head and germs can't even come close.
Excellent safety measure.
Yes but.... I don’t even fly ‘copters 😢😜
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Old 04-10-2020, 02:23 AM
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All our local parks are ordered closed this week. Our field is in a park....

April club meeting was cancelled.

Good time to keep building I guess....
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