Members will have noticed increased farming activities around our clubhouse and flying area. Some members have raised concerns about this. Some of these activities will impact on our operations and we will need to recognize and accept this as part of the transition to our new site. It is important to remember –
- We continue to operate at Symmons Plains due to the goodwill of the owners.
- We have no “rights” to operate unimpeded.
- Symmons Plains is a multi million dollar agricultural business and we are extraordinarily fortunate that the owners are making every effort to accommodate our needs.
- From time to time the irrigator may be stopped in close proximity to the strip. If it is a problem for you then do not fly.
- Should anyone have any dialogue with either owners, managers or contractors, it is essential that we avoid any criticism of any factor that impedes our operations.
- We would encourage all to express their gratitude for our being able to stay there.
- Any issues encountered must be referred to a committee member first.
In addition to the owners accepting our ongoing presence at Symmons Plains, we have been able to secure the following arrangements.
- The irrigator will not operate on Saturdays and if possible not on Sundays.
- They will restrict the use of the irrigator in close proximity to the clubhouse to avoid further water penetration (they had no idea our clubhouse was not waterproof).
- (Unless it rains) The irrigator will operate during the week and there is no guarantee as to when. Therefore if you drive to the field during the week then be prepared to turn around and go home if the irrigator is operating.
Remember some other clubs cannot fly at all during certain times of the year due to farming activities, therefor we are quite fortunate so please be patient during this transition period.