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Author Topic: Ejected from my kite field.  (Read 6916 times)
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« Reply #15 on: November 21, 2013, 03:58 PM »

This just happened in Holly Springs, NC as well.  They took the best open field in the area, surrounded it with 150 foot tall light poles, and fenced it off.  Then covered the surface with astroturf; the reasoning for the fence is that the astroturf was expensive and the only time people will be allowed on it is for sanctioned, town-run soccer games, overseen by the town's Parks & Recreation department.  That's the field where I learned to fly, and where we used to hold our impromptu New Year's Day fly, since the county park at the lake is closed on holidays.

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« Reply #16 on: November 21, 2013, 04:22 PM »

My Daughter and I were asked to leave a field that was 400 yards from a prison.  We were flying single line flow forms. We were not on prison grounds but were on space leased to an area nonprofit.  It seems the inmates were fascinated with our kites and we had to leave.  Was very respectful exchange with the official but still frustrating.

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« Reply #17 on: December 14, 2013, 05:09 PM »

Yep, same here.  Used to fly at a private military school with huge fields, now totally off limits.  Same with the athletic fields at all the local public schools.  So whee the heck do you fly?  So, I found a very large field close to the road that was part of an even larger farm.  I stopped and asked the farmer if I could fly occasionally, was very respectful, etc. etc.  He was cordial but a bit cool and told me if he let me fly there than others would want to use his field as well.  He also told me (and he was very serious about it)..."besides this isn't even kite flying season".  I suggested that any time the wind was blowing it was a good time to fly.  He was not impressed.
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« Reply #18 on: December 16, 2013, 04:42 PM »

  He also told me (and he was very serious about it)..."besides this isn't even kite flying season".  I suggested that any time the wind was blowing it was a good time to fly.  He was not impressed.

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