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Oct

AMA’s Response to the U.S. DOT announcement

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In a press conference on Monday October 19, 2015, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced its intent to require registration for certain small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS). Led by Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and FAA Administrator Michael Huerta, a concept was laid out calling for the creation of a […]

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17
Jun

AMA Announces Dues Increase

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Important News About Your AMA Membership. There will be a membership dues increase beginning September 15, 2015. Open membership will be $75 and a Senior membership will be $65. There will be an opportunity for you to lock-in your current dues of $58 or $48 for one year or two […]

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1
Feb

Model Aviation February 2015 Column

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Even for the bravest of the brave, winter flying in our district can make for some tough sledding (please pardon the mixed metaphor). Although I still put on my big-boy pants and head out to the field for my club’s New Year’s Day Freeze Fest, most of my winter modeling […]

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1
Jan

Model Aviation January 2015 Column

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So here we are staring at 2015. Although this hits nearly everyone’s mailbox toward the end of December, the publishing deadline has writing me this column in early November. I’d like to begin by thanking those who stepped up to serve as club officers this year and an extra special […]

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17
Dec

Model Aviation December 2014 Column

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I’d like to start off this month by saying thank you for your support in giving me the honor of serving another term as the District VII vice president. I just can’t overemphasize my appreciation for being afforded this privilege. When I first decided to seek this office, my intentions […]

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1
Nov

Model Aviation November 2014 Column

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It’s hard to believe that fall has snuck up on me so quickly this year. Not to wear out a phrase, but it really does seem like it was yesterday that I was dusting off my airplanes, tightening covering, and getting ready for a new season. Although the days are […]

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17
Oct

Model Aviation October 2014 Column

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Hello again! As you might suspect, FAA issues remain a central focus for AMA Headquarters and the Executive Council. At our summer meeting, much time and energy was devoted to this issue. One item of note is that we were successful in our appeal to extend the FAA’s original 30-day […]

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1
Sep

Model Aviation September 2014 Column

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Hello again, everyone. I’m sure most of you have heard by now, we’ve had a very disappointing development in the FAA’s interpretation of the Special Rule for Model Aircraft. Although the executive committee and Headquarters staff have already sent along their strong objections in response to the FAA’s position, additional […]

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31
Jul

Model Aviation August 2014 Column

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I hope everyone has been enjoying the flying season so far. There may be parts of the country where the season lasts longer, but I believe that when the sun warms and the skies turn blue, there’s no finer place to fly than right here in the Midwest. In May, […]

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1
Jul

Model Aviation July 2014 Column

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I want to thank all of the district members who stopped by at the Toledo Expo. In addition to catching up on the latest in the industry and seeing some incredibly built models, the Toledo Expo has always been a place for me to catch up with old friends and […]

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