Park board tells airplane club to tak...

Park board tells airplane club to take off

There are 143 comments on the Akron Beacon Journal story from Jun 23, 2008, titled Park board tells airplane club to take off. In it, Akron Beacon Journal reports that:

A model airplane club that flies at the Summit County Fairgrounds needs to find a new home, the chairwoman of the Metro Parks, Serving Summit County, board said Monday.

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Captain Cleanup

Canton, OH

#21 Jun 24, 2008
The fairgrounds has GUN SHOWS there in the fall/winter.

How long will it be that the park insists the shows be moved because there are guns too close to the park???
MIB

Sharon, PA

#22 Jun 24, 2008
This incident only more clearly demonstrates how out of touch bureaucracy becomes. This land was a gift to everybody, which includes the club. If the club has been there for 38 years I'm willing to bet that whomever donated the land coexisted with the club at some point in time. Now these power hungry,greedy, halfwitted, pinhead,geek a-holes want to exclude the club and make them move. The aforementioned geek a-hole should get there head out of their !**!! and let the club stay. The land was not donated to KIETH SHY or CAROL CURTIS but was donated to all of us including the airplane club!!
Revshredd

Cleveland, OH

#23 Jun 24, 2008
LOL! That was a good one. Don't forget the demolition Derby, truck and tractor pulls and the Fair! I'm surprised they didn't tell the circus to beat it last week. We can't have a hiker endangered by an angry elephant!:)
Revshredd

Cleveland, OH

#24 Jun 24, 2008
The land actually belonged to the old Summit County Home that was built in 1921. The land was used to farm food for the county home. The old county home was torn down in the early 70's and has been owned by the county since then. It includes about four large overgrown fields and the rest is dense woods. The land that surrounds the tiny air field is dense woods. The county donated the land to the parks last year.
Captain Cleanup

Canton, OH

#25 Jun 24, 2008
Revshredd wrote:
LOL! That was a good one. Don't forget the demolition Derby, truck and tractor pulls and the Fair! I'm surprised they didn't tell the circus to beat it last week. We can't have a hiker endangered by an angry elephant!:)
HA! HA! HA!

Oh no! Clown mobile out of control destroys empty grass land
Revshredd

Cleveland, OH

#26 Jun 24, 2008
if you go to google maps and search for Munroe Falls, (44262) you'll be able to see a sat image of the area in question. There is 290 acres between the air club and the actual park. I've seen the planes fly several times. They barely go outside of where their landing strip is. I can't imagine it being a safety issue to anyone. These are not toys they fly but sophisticated models. It takes quite a bit of skill to fly and they are very expensive to build. Its not a bunch of kids over there with toy planes from toys are us. It is a Model Club with experienced pilots.
Revshredd

Cleveland, OH

#27 Jun 24, 2008
Maybe some of these Board members were denied admission into the model club and this is there way of trying to get revenge. Last time I was there the planes mostly fly over the fair grounds parking area (large grassy field) and the mulch yard for the city of Tallmadge. For the park to put in a bike and hike trail, they'll have to cut down a lot of trees. It's mostly all woods next to the airfield.
Andrea

Cleveland, OH

#28 Jun 24, 2008
That is a real shame. I always thought it was fun to see the club flying their planes at the park.
City Worker

Dayton, OH

#29 Jun 24, 2008
Captain Cleanup wrote:
This park has lost sight of the 'public'. WE are the public, not 2-5 board members and an anal director who can't smile.
The park lost a wondeful chance to find a happy medium for all parties but instead blew it.
The land was DONATED to the park--in other words is was a gift from the people.
Sounds like the people have no voice with their own land.
I voted NO last time they wanted more money. I will continue voting 'NO' because of decisions like this.
Agreed--I am voting NO on future parks levies if the plane club gets booted out.

Since a number of us have said the same thing today and in yesterday's discussion regarding NO votes on their levies, make sure you go to their wesbite and use the "contact us" form to let them know you'll be voting NO and why.

Since: Mar 07

Canton, OH

#30 Jun 24, 2008
I have to agree. The park system seems to be too rigid on this issue. It makes one wonder what they have in the works that won't allow the airplane club to coexist with them.
jason

Akron, OH

#31 Jun 24, 2008
they want to build a bike & hike trail? every year we turn on the news to hear about someone being robbed, beaten, raped, killed, or even being bitten by coyotes along bike & hike trails. i think the model plane club is safer
tree hugger

Ravenna, OH

#32 Jun 24, 2008
The Corsair Model Aircraft Club is not totally innocent in this matter. While recently using the park facility (and NOT crossing the airfield)- members of the club were extremely rude, shouting at us, calling us "damn tree huggers". With that type of interaction, I don't view the club members as being willing to work with park visitors on co-exisiting amicably. Their aggressivness created a scary sitution where I was considering calling 911. For now, I access the park land at another, inconvienient spot just to avoid this group of wonderful people.
Revshredd

Cleveland, OH

#34 Jun 24, 2008
I sent them a link to this forum. Not that it will do much good. They don't seem a bit interested in what the public has to say. Someone brought up a great idea of using the club as an educational tool. It would make a great stop on a bike and hike trail. the two would compliment each other quite nicely. Seems a bit short sited on the Park Board side. I pray they realize their misguided thinking before it is too late.
jason

Akron, OH

#35 Jun 24, 2008
tree hugger wrote:
The Corsair Model Aircraft Club is not totally innocent in this matter. While recently using the park facility (and NOT crossing the airfield)- members of the club were extremely rude, shouting at us, calling us "damn tree huggers". With that type of interaction, I don't view the club members as being willing to work with park visitors on co-exisiting amicably. Their aggressivness created a scary sitution where I was considering calling 911. For now, I access the park land at another, inconvienient spot just to avoid this group of wonderful people.
you forgot to mention what you did to provoke them.
Agnostic Dyslexic

Sheffield Lake, OH

#36 Jun 24, 2008
SDespot wrote:
No gambling. No smoking. No recreational planes or boats. No drinking. No music. No fun whatsoever!
Let's petition to have our state motto read, "Ohio, The Doom and Gloom State."
Well it is the home state of OMG
Oh really

Cleveland, OH

#37 Jun 24, 2008
Tree Huger. Interesting that you say that seeing as how you are NOT ALLOWED to use that part of the park property yet. Signs clearly state that it is a conservation area and ONLY PARK PERSONNEL are permitted on that land. If you were there in the woods, then you were tresspassing. The re is also only ONCE Entrance to the park and it is no where near the airfiled. It is located on south river road in munroe falls. If you were being yelled, which i doubt, it was because you were tresspassing. QUit writting false statements. Obviously you have not been there before or you would have known you are not allowed on that property. Nice try though
revshredd

Cleveland, OH

#38 Jun 24, 2008
I find tree hugers statement a little hard to believe since there is no park there yet. It is dense undeveloped land still and signs clearly state to stay out unless you are a park ranger. Maybe the club should have called 911 and reported the tresspassers?
revshredd

Cleveland, OH

#39 Jun 24, 2008
true, there is only one way into the park. how can that be inconvenient? its the only way in and that is completly opposite of the fair grounds which is where the club is located.
Greg

Stow, OH

#40 Jun 24, 2008
Another stupid government decision...after 38 years of operations the park thinks these plane will start falling out of the sky. And people think they can do a better job with handling health care!
revshredd

Cleveland, OH

#42 Jun 24, 2008
Let's compare how many drowning deaths there has been at the Munroe Falls Park to the number of Model Plane deaths at the Air Club. Zero deaths in 38 years of operation for the air club. Unfortunately, the Park can't say that. So which one is safer?

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