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Dont want to start a Dell debate but think people should read this !!

Its from footflyer

Dell Schanze, Again

Sept 06, 2011

We should not be surprised but we should all be mad as hell.

It appears that Dell Schanze's antics in Oregon has gotten PPG shut down on the state's entire coast. When Schanze took his disrespectful "Superdell" antics to Astoria, Oregon and flew from one of their vaunted sites, the Astoria Column, that was the first of many insults that put our sport at odds with authorities. After flying motors disrespectfully these people started looking hard for a way to make launching from the beach illegal. While it wasn't likely the Astoria incident itself, all of Dell's subsequent abuses of decency got the ball rolling. And rolling fast.

"I've got a right to fly here" is frequently the refrain of the last person to fly somewhere. I'm reminded of a statement by Jerry Daniele who wisely observed that we fly at the pleasure of the people. Piss enough of them off and we won't fly anymore. Guess what? Dell has pissed off a *LOT* of people in Oregon.

Highly respected USHPA/USPPA Instructor Brad and Maren Hill have been instructing on this coast, working well with authorities, for years. They've now been shut down on the beach as a result of all this.

Much more information to come but we as a community should recognize this train wreck for what it is. Dell Schanze is a caustic force in our sport and this is just the latest travesty. Supporting him by buying anything he sells is short changing the long-term health of our entire endeavor. Do us all a collective favor and "Just Say No" when it comes to supporting this disrespectful calamity.

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