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Help Keep Our RC Flying Field of over 40 years

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Stop the cabins at Hecksher State Park.

40 Years of flying RC model airplanes and over 100 members in our club,The Suffolk Aero Modelers who pay permit and parking fees of over $100.00 pp yearly. 

Now NYS parks dept. wants to build cabins on our field. 1,600 + acres in the park and they want to use our field. This is a community based club with members ranging from 5-85 year of age from all over Suffolk County who have been flying and in the model airplane hobby for over 40 years. Our field is located on field 9 of the park and once again greed comes into play where private developers want to build right on our field to use for profit gains, and throw our non profit NYS Corporation right out of the park. Not even offering another area to move to. Not to mention the tick and mosquito issue and the flood problems.

This is a terrible idea not only because we are getting thrown out but because it is going to cost the tax payers millions of dollars to build and rent cabins in a park which closes at dusk, is infested with mosquitoes, ticks and wildlife, has contaminated water, and a closed pool,  Who would want to camp here?

This idea is not new, it was attempted once before many years ago with great failure. and left cabins and debris to just rot away again at the tax payers expense. What has changed? nothing.

Please help save our field.


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