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Toronto Electric Model Aviation Club (TEMAC) => General Discussion => Topic started by: Frank v B on January 12, 2021, 07:27:41 PM

Title: How many MAAC rules did these guys break?
Post by: Frank v B on January 12, 2021, 07:27:41 PM
Let's see how many Temac members know the rules. 
This video was appalling from a safety point of view. 
Please post your additional comments and I will update the list on this first post.

1) flight line less than 100' from the cars.
2) no flying stations (5 max)
3) did not call a take-off (jet, quads)
4) flying behind the flight line
5)
6)

Flying at TEMAC feels sooooo safe after watching this video. 

Frank


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xpo_-Y_XIgg
Title: Re: How many MAAC rules did these guys break?
Post by: Andy Hoffer on January 13, 2021, 10:42:58 AM
Flying without fully-charged brains!
Title: Re: How many MAAC rules did these guys break?
Post by: ppalumbo on January 13, 2021, 11:10:45 AM
Well he did call landing and inquired as to the status of cars on the runway...LOL
Title: Re: How many MAAC rules did these guys break?
Post by: Andy Hoffer on January 13, 2021, 01:34:20 PM
Scary part is at 5:46.  Guy in white t-shirt has a scuba diving logo on the back of his shirt.  So I presume he dives.  I can just imagine how much safety comfort this video would provide to his scuba buddy.    8)

Andy
Title: Re: How many MAAC rules did these guys break?
Post by: GuyOReilly on January 13, 2021, 03:48:54 PM
But @Andy Hoffer , he is the "dive" safety officer, not the "fly" safety officer. ;D

Scary part is at 5:46.  Guy in white t-shirt has a scuba diving logo on the back of his shirt.  So I presume he dives.  I can just imagine how much safety comfort this video would provide to his scuba buddy.    8)
Andy
Title: Re: How many MAAC rules did these guys break?
Post by: Andy Hoffer on January 14, 2021, 05:28:22 PM
But @Andy Hoffer , he is the "dive" safety officer, not the "fly" safety officer. ;D

Scary part is at 5:46.  Guy in white t-shirt has a scuba diving logo on the back of his shirt.  So I presume he dives.  I can just imagine how much safety comfort this video would provide to his scuba buddy.    8)
Andy

Of course @GuyOReilly !  Why didn't I think of that?!! ;D

Andy
Title: Re: How many MAAC rules did these guys break?
Post by: Wingnutz on January 14, 2021, 09:52:42 PM
It’s frightening how many videos are out there documenting similarly reckless, dangerous RC behaviour, but then many of these videos seem to originate in a country where it’s fairly normal to carry a handgun...
Unfortunately, responsible RCers will be blamed along with the reckless when someone finally gets seriously hurt...
Title: Re: How many MAAC rules did these guys break?
Post by: Andy Hoffer on January 15, 2021, 12:30:22 AM
FYI, these guys have Michigan license plates.  You can get a good look at 6:06-6:07 at the end of the video.  See example below for comparison.
Title: Re: How many MAAC rules did these guys break?
Post by: Wingnutz on January 15, 2021, 02:30:38 PM
Let's see how many Temac members know the rules. 
This video was appalling from a safety point of view. 
Please post your additional comments and I will update the list on this first post.

1) flight line less than 100' from the cars.
2) no flying stations (5 max)
3) did not call a take-off (jet, quads)
4) flying behind the flight line
5)
6)

Flying at TEMAC feels sooooo safe after watching this video. 

Frank



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xpo_-Y_XIgg

Without even watching the video, the opening frame showing them flying from what appears to be a public road, documenting a violation of MAAC/AMA rules, probably local by-laws and common sense.
Like Frank, I am grateful for MAAC, AMA, and their member clubs for the safe, courteous and fun environments provided for serious hobbyists.