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Old 06-16-2016, 10:36 AM
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You trying to start a fight by calling NC State UNC? Just yanking your chain.

Dorthea Dix is a city park behind the Farmer's Market in Raleigh. Dix is accessible via Western Blvd. There is no formal flying club at the site. Just a bunch of people who fly there. There are model rockets being flown in the same space, DLG pilots, people walking and playing in the same area, etc... I went out there once and decided to never go back. There was no established pattern, cliches/groups of friends stood together and flew their way and couldn't care about anyone else. I watched one guy put his suped up Parkzone Spitfire on the road behind the cars and pilots, take off on the road and shoot out between the trees and pilots into the field. A DLG pilot was out in the middle of field before anyone showed up and no one respected him, they buzzed him and drove him off the field. Watching all this I decided the safest thing to do was for me to pack up and watch the insanity. I was also surprised to see two local hobby shops show up in logo'ed cars and trailers and partake in the insanity.

My advice to flying at Dix is: fly at your own risk.
Being a USF grad it doesn't make a difference to me, although i have a sister who is a prof at nc and 2 nephews who are grads.

It is free form, but not many people there. Never seen people launch from the street.
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Old 06-17-2016, 08:06 AM
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Being a USF grad it doesn't make a difference to me, although i have a sister who is a prof at nc and 2 nephews who are grads.

It is free form, but not many people there. Never seen people launch from the street.

No worries, just know that calling one NC school the other around here will start WW III with some people. I was there in the fall on a Saturday, so that was probably my first mistake.

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Bill,
I know Kent so ill message him. thanks for the advice!


Looks like Dix park is a no go haha I don't want anything to do with that. thanks for the input!
If you are close to Holly Spring/Fuquay Varina area there's a new electric only club in Holly Springs that flies at Suggs Farm Park. Dues are $20 for the year.
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Old 06-17-2016, 05:25 PM
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I'm sure there are idiots at dix, but its a big park and if you time it right, its empty.
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