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Well said Jana!
I think Linda’s first post brings up a good argument of whether people running businesses at AJX should be able to hold a position. As much as I like those running their schools here and think that some have and would make great directors, there is a potential of conflict of interest.
As far as the incident goes, it seems minor but for the fact that it wasn’t the first time this happened. Hell, I’d argue it is good to learn to do an emergency landing in an unusual place (although this doesn’t appear to be what happened). I think an unsupervised student without proper membership is a problem. If there was something wrong with the facts reported, why didn’t the instructor contact David directly or come on the forum and explain it? There has been plenty of time to do so.
I also don’t understand why people find it hard to sign up for membership or short term membership before flying. Internet at the LZ is not the problem as there is plenty of time before getting up to launch to find cell service and an instructor probably should have worked that out with the student in advance.
Finally, thanks for doing all you have for the club David. I think that you have been open, fair, patient and professional. Hope you enjoy some great and safe flying this year, free of some of this extra work load.