Greater Chicagoland area, IL

Discussion in 'Midwest USA' started by Accidental DronePilot, Apr 24, 2018.

  1. Accidental DronePilot

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    Looking to make this a regular place to catch up and post for some get together meet ups. I'm in the Western Burbs, but I'm all over the area with friends and work. Hit me up here. I'm learning but I'm a fast study

    Thanks,

    Accidental Drone Pilot
     
  2. bitslizer

    bitslizer New Member

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    I'm a new MP owner in the western burbs as well and learning. What are some good place where its not against the rules to fly? I only know that Lisle Park District allow recreational drones
     
  3. Niterider

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    Im in Grayslake area with a new MP and now that the weather has cleared a bit, I will be looking for some areas to practice in. I have 6 batteries, car charger and a Tahoe so I can go almost anywhere... PM me if interested, I'm looking to maybe setup a flying club in the area.
     
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    I’m up in Libertyville. I heard Independence Grove doesn’t allow drones, but trying to start checking more forest preserves soon. Let me know if you guys find anywhere interesting up here.
     
  5. bitslizer

    bitslizer New Member

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    I know dupage and will does not allow, I think cook does not allow either, but dupage and probably cook have some model aircraft field that permit use... Technically need a permit though at least in dupage
     
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    sappercap Active Member

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    Wrote an email to the Lake County Forest Preserves and they responded....
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  7. bitslizer

    bitslizer New Member

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    Check the park districts too lake fp is similar stance as dupage fp
     
  8. networth

    networth Well-Known Member

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    Guys, I will be in Chicago in Oct.
    In case anyone wants to collaborate, lets do it and get the shots :)
     
  9. Richmavicb

    Richmavicb New Member

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    I'm in Volo. Would be happy to fly with anyone around.

    For the forest preserves. Just take off from the side of the road and go over the forest preserve. They can't control the airspace.
     
  10. Nabejames

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    DO U GUYS KNOW ANY REPAIR PLACE IN THE AREA ?
     
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