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    We are getting ahead of ourselves with planning the finalization of a roof, before a decision on the layout (where the structures should be located). Members should vote on their favorite layout option, a few examples…

    1) Zero hard structure or shade in the LZ. All structures (classroom, clubhouse, fridge and vending machine, HG storage) located off the LZ at the N end of the LZ, and buried so their top is level with LZ.

    2) Same as 1st option, but allow a small shade area (for spectators) in NW corner of LZ.

    3) Everything (except HG storage) on top of the LZ and in its NW corner. Reduced landing area, more turbulence, increased landing pattern conflicts.

    David Webb
    General Member


    In my opinion, option 2 seems like it would satisfy most of the responses I’ve seen so far.

    Jai Pal Khalsa
    General Member

    42” high railing. Can be open cables or balusters. The idea i have is to slope the metal roof all around the deck up to the railing or about 10-12” below the railing.

    Jai Pal Khalsa
    General Member

    Best place to watch the action, unobstructed, on the roof deck. A good place for tables and chairs, food, classes, protected and contained.


    Some shade is needed for those 110 plus degree summer days.  Outside of the lz would be great.

    Dan DeWeese
    General Member
    CSS Instructor

    Way cool JP.  Steel frame. Minimal wind profile.

    Tim Ward
    General Member

    So I’m a little unclear. Is this to be in the same general vicinity as the existing concrete, or (as shorthand, not literally) backed up against the candy cane?

    I’m not actually too fussed either way, just unsure as to what the consensus is.

    George Stebbins
    General Member

    If I understand it correctly, I like option 2.

    Bob Pobocik
    General Member

    Option 2 does sound good..no one has mentions shade sails, I put some up every summer to cover our above ground pool in the back yard so the grand  kids don’t get sun burnt. They’re easy to setup and take down and easily replaced and affordable. The poles they’re attached to could be an issue for some pilots to avoid.



    Bille Floyd
    General Member

    Put Mitch, and Bob’s ideas together : both ideas have polls ; but

    when high winds are forecast, ( just roll up the sails) ! Could even

    make the sail rolling part Easy ; copy a jib furling rig , found on

    most sailboats.



    Tim Ward
    General Member

    In cleaning out the container, I was reminded that we have a projection screen, seven or eight feet wide.
    We have, in the past, had parties where we watched movies.
    While not a big construction consideration, we might want to put it in a checklist and think about where the best place to hang it would be.


    EV charging station!

    also, make certain sections of the roof a retractable awning so it can be brought in during high wind.

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