myusername Posted October 21, 2013 Share Posted October 21, 2013 Folks, I'm attending a meeting of the Wicklow Uplands Council in Ireland in 2 days. At present no aircraft are allowed to take off within the National park (Powered or Unpowered). Im looking for arguments supporting foot launched aviation (Powered/Unpowered) in National Parks & Recreation Areas. I understand that in many other countries some of the best & most used flying sites are inside National Parks? So far I have: 1. No impact on the environment as the pilot is only on the ground for approx 20ft. A child running in the grass for an hour has much more impact on flora. Hikers have more impact etc. 2. Silent (Unpowered) 3. Novelty value supports tourism re. viewers & bystanders. 4. Suffers from lack of awareness by the general public & is actually very safe. 5. Free & foot launched flyers are generally very aware of the environment & appreciate nature, minimising their impact on it. Thanks for any other suggestions. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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