What’s Up With The Pecan Patch?

Mark and Judy Murdock are some of the finest folks you will find in the RC and UAV family.

They have a farm called the “Pecan Patch” located in Griffin, Georgia, not far from the UAV Experts and Atlanta Hobby shop.

Also known as the Patch, it’s a real RC paradise. I have flown there many times, and the Murdocks have hosted many events ranging from RC planes, RC soaring, drones, FPV racing, and more. Their farm is large, has a pool for their guests, and a campsite. The farm is even large enough for the occasional ultralight or small plane to visit.

Mark and Judy have a “Good Neighbor” policy, but recently one of their neighbors decided to sue them for “harassment” due to the farm’s flight activities. Mark and Judy have done everything possible to alleviate the concerns of these folks who I should point out are not even that close. They have changed both the runway angles and directions, added no-fly zones, and more. They have done everything except shut down all operations, which seems like it might be the only way to satisfy them.

The action of these “neighbors” leave no alternative for Mark and Judy but to protect themselves and as all of you know defense fees can be high, even with the help of legal friends of the community.

I am asking each of you to please help the Murdocks fight their case by sending donations. Together we can help fight off this crazy lawsuit that could shut down the Pecan Patch.

Please go to https://www.gofundme.com/f/the-pecan-patch-fund 

These are good folks and I know we can help.

Cliff is the owner and founder of UAV Experts.com, UAVExpertnews.com and AtlantaHobby.com. More than 35 years of senior management experience in wholesale, retail, on-line and manufacturing with a proven record of leadership and success. Cliff consults heavily in the UAV industry and holds FAA private sailplane and single engine license as well as Remote pilot certificates. Previously, Cliff was the digital evangelist at Wolf Camera. A 24-year veteran of Wolf, serving in a number of sales, management and senior management positions as the company grew from 5 to over 700 stores. Cliff served as WolfCamera.coms President, as well as Sr. VP of Internet commerce and new technology development.

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