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Mannequin airplane enjoyable day takes off; speeders endanger neighborhoods – Tallahassee Democrat


Seminole Radio Control Club presenting check to Children's Miracle Network

Tallahassee’s mannequin airplane flying expertise, Seminole Distant Management Membership, is once more conducting the Youngsters’s Miracle Community Profit Enjoyable-Fly on Oct. 1.

Carry the household out to the Apalachee Regional Park, 7550 Apalachee Parkway, and see the model new Seminole RC Airport and meet the nice individuals who put collectively this Enjoyable Fly day for our most deserving kids. 

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You’re invited to get pleasure from a enjoyable day. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids. There can be a picnic of hamburgers, hotdogs & gentle drinks from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and naturally the flying. There can be skilled flight instructors current to introduce anybody who want to expertise the wonderment of controlling a distant management plane.

Flight teacher controls are tied-in with the coed pilot management field in order the coed pilot turns into proficient the trainer can change full management to himself or herself if it turns into essential to return the airplane to straight and stage flight.

Please be part of me and a number of extraordinarily gifted flyers and their households for a terrific autumn day outside to assist our kids in want. 

For extra data, go to modelaircraft.org.

A Lucy Avenue rebuttal over curbs

Final time in Avenue Scene we have been honored to have younger pupil driver Elaine deliver everybody’s consideration to an issue on Lucy Avenue.

Apparently raised curbs or “site visitors calming” areas positioned within the unique lanes of site visitors are being struck by automobiles, ostensibly throughout darkness, as a result of the place there was as soon as adequate put up delineation there may be now little to none. Elaine requested Avenue Scene to assist, which we did by letting our site visitors security professionals at metropolis corridor learn Elaine’s letter within the newspaper. 

Our rebuttal comes from Edwin. Edwin may be very acquainted with Lucy Avenue and can be appreciative of the site visitors calming approach in place. He says my response signifies unfamiliarity with Lucy Avenue and was, let’s assume, a bit one-sided.

Edwin needs us all to grasp rushing drivers previous to the site visitors calming endangered residents, Cobb Center College college students, and oldsters dropping off and gathering their kids on this quick, as soon as quiet neighborhood road. Edwin reminds us the pace restrict on Lucy Avenue is 25 mph, with 15 mph posted on the site visitors calming places.

Edwin goes a step additional stating the plain with extreme pace on Tallahassee streets going unchecked as a result of regulation enforcement busy with against the law component taking away assets which have up to now been obtainable to deliver site visitors security to our neighborhoods. 

Edwin, Elaine has not mentioned she will be able to’t see the “cement curves” or that she is rushing or that she hit one; solely that she, as others, can see the tire marks and undercarriage damage-marks the place the site visitors calming exists. It’s noteworthy that residents on Hillcrest Avenue rejected related in-the-traffic-lane site visitors calming opting as a substitute for pace humps. The noticed cuts within the pavement on Hillcrest Avenue are seen to this present day. 

Edwin does say he personally does a lot want pace “humps” for site visitors calming since we now have no site visitors regulation enforcement. 

Decelerate at school zone

Q. Ira asks for assist getting police patrol on Lake Bradford Street within the marked College Zone for Pineview Elementary College. Rushing drivers headed to the airport are placing kids in danger. The only overburdened crossing guard additionally wants assist. Any help Avenue Scene may give can be appreciated. 

A. Pricey Ira, as you learn what is occurring on Lucy Avenue you’ll perceive Tallahassee police are overwhelmed with felony crimes and seem to not have the patrols wanted to implement site visitors legal guidelines.

Not way back I addressed a Avenue Scene column to my good pal and lifelong devoted regulation enforcement officer now Director of the Florida Freeway Patrol, Col. Gene Spaulding asking Col. Spaulding to, as a lot as attainable, enable his State Troopers to drive into Tallahassee to assist with the intense rushing issues we now have right here.

Issuing $200 rushing tickets (add $50 at school zones) is the one resolution to deliver harmful drivers to their senses. Typically simply the mere sight of a Florida State Trooper will jar the scofflaws into actuality. However a ticket absolutely does and can deliver harmful drivers earlier than the court docket. 

Let’s as soon as once more ask Col. Spaulding to ship his State Troopers via our metropolis to assist with a rising menace that may absolutely lead to extra fatalities if we, as our younger teenage driver Elaine cautioned, ignore apparent risks to the motoring public, pedestrians in crosswalks and youngsters at school zones. 

Philip Stuart is a retired Florida State Trooper, Visitors Operations Tasks Engineer and Forensics Knowledgeable Witness. Write to [email protected].

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