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    Old and Bold RC PILOT
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    New Brisbane RC Club Coming SOON!

    Just a note to inform those in the Northern Suburbs of Brisbane, (Aus), that a new club is forming and will start in the new financial year.

    The club will be less a pile of rules and regulations and more a club of promoting responsible RC flying.

    Some of the things already established are;

    Demo flight models with Buddy Box setup to give first flight experiences to those spectators wishing to give it a try.

    Assistance with learning to fly including loan aircraft, Repair assistance, and even Building assistance for those who wish it.
    Proper flight instructors with path to licence if required.

    Assistance with plane setup and pre-flight and even Test flights if requested.

    A "Free" FT aircraft, (no Electronics of course), as a gift upon successful completion of first level competency for financial members.

    3 flying fields to chose from with a new field, (Fourth), being supplied by local authorities as main field.

    Repair service available for all aircraft, (you supply or pay for any required parts).

    Retired aircraft pooled and available for sale, (Nominal fee), with funds going towards club assets and running expenses.

    Building assistance and even a building service available.

    Loan wing and fuselage Jigs, 3D Printing and a plans service.

    NO ANONYMOUS members and club service suppliers available via email for outside hours assistance.

    A minimum of 3 field days each week, (subject to weather conditions).

    Currently trying to negotiate member discounts with local parts suppliers and model shops for preferred supplier status.

    Perhaps if all works out it could be the RC club model of the 21st century!

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    Sounds like you have a nice start mate. Good luck in growing the club. I think it will be easy if you are able to keep up with all that stuff to help new pilots. How many existing members are there to start with all that? Covering 3 - 4 fields would be hard work for sure.
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    Old and Bold RC PILOT
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    The club is being formed with about a dozen members who are all experienced fliers and all of them are a little tired of the "Empire Builders" that seem to rise to control and dictate the old style clubs.

    The 3 current and one new field to be available soon are already fully maintained by either the local council or the field owner or lessee. Our instructors cover both Mode 1 and Mode 2 and a multitude of different radio types.

    A pool of trainer aircraft is already being assembled for use by visitors and newbies, (under expert guidance of course). The only rules we are enshrining in the club rules are safety and behaviour related.

    All visitors welcome, so pack your radio gear if you ever holiday in the vicinity!

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    Ah wish I lived closer!
    God bless you'se.

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    Old and Bold RC PILOT
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    Just an update!

    Turns out the grandiose plans for the club have not been met and the club has become a prisoner of the very empire builder types that the members so denigrated at the club formation.

    Bullying and even threats are in frequent use against errant members with punitive rulings made on the fly and ratified by a rank and file aware of the temper and power of certain members. I will remain to fight for the club and the proper implementation of the ideals but until that is achieved I make one recommendation:-

    AVOID AT ALL COSTS!

    Stay away and have fun!
    Hopefully making a difference!

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    Sorry to hear that Hai-lee, I know what you mean about Empire builders!

    My club is pretty good, but there are a few cranky "old farts" to use common language.
    God bless you'se.

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    Old and Bold RC PILOT
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    Making threats, temper displays, yelling, and making statements like "I wanted to grab you by the throat" are not the things I would expect from any club!

    Accepting bullying and even failure to abide by casa regulations are part of the issues but make a little too much noise and expect a full bullying event to ensue.

    Friendly? Bah Humbug!
    Hopefully making a difference!

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    So that was the club you created to prevent that kind of thing? would you possibly chose who you want in your club with out being a dictator?
    God bless you'se.

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    Old and Bold RC PILOT
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    No! I believe we all have a right to associate freely and enjoy our hobby BUT I expect everyone to behave in a civilized manner and respect the rights of others!

    In addition I believe in if you cannot help another shut up and allow someone who can help take over!

    Finally I expect anyone who bullies others to cease it immediately, (and permanently). If unable to stop the behavior they should leave in the interests of the club!
    Hopefully making a difference!

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    Well that makes sense. It is sorta a loop cycle for you, as you can't stop others being a pain legally.
    God bless you'se.

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