I purchased a pair of beat up AeroBird “Extreme” trainer planes on e-bay about 2 years ago but never had anywhere to fly them [so I bought a helicopter instead o:-)]. I’ve now moved and am right next to a set of 6 soccer fields all in a huge block, so plenty of flight space. Unfortunately the only takeoff strip is a tiny 15 car parking lot, complete with sign posts and curbs which make every take-off interesting.
Of course no maiden flight is complete without landing in a tree courtesy of a nice cross wind:
Fortunately I have many years of tree climbing experience:
and after pulling the wing off and carrying it back down to safety we were back up and flying in no time 🙂