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NOTAM/TFR for TODAY 4/2

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A FAA NOTAM/TFR has been issued for the area surrounding Ypsilanti/Ann Arbor, MI for today, Wednesday, 4/2, from 12:45p until 4:30p EDT. The TFR is issued for security purposes to cover VIP movement in this area. Outdoor radio control model aircraft operations are prohibited within the 30nm circle for the specific […]

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Apr

Model Aviation April 2014 Column

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I’d like to pass along a couple of important items that happened at the AMA Expo that I hope will be of interest. AMA President Bob Brown and James Williams, the FAA’s executive manager of Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Office, signed a memorandum of understanding that further cements our partnership […]

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Mar

Model Aviation March 2014 Column

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Spring! It’s coming soon to a District VII flying field near you. If you haven’t had one already, chances are you’ll soon be seeing a decent day to get outside and fly. March weather can be about as fickle as it gets. I’ve seen short sleeves and snow boots all […]

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Feb

Model Aviation February 2014 Column

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Instead of me doing the writing this month, I want to first turn it over to Nikolei Zinsli, who not only serves as the District VII webmaster, but is also responsible for building our new site. I approached Tim nearly two years ago, offering my professional experience as a Web […]

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Jan
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NOTAM Issued for Milwaukee, WI Area on 1/29

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A FAA NOTAM/TFR has been issued for the greater Milwaukee, WI metropolitan area beginning at 3:00p on Wednesday, 1/29, and continuing until 1:15p CST on Thursday, 1/30. The TFR is issued for security purposes to cover VIP movement in this area. Outdoor radio control model aircraft operations are prohibited within […]

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Jan

Model Aviation January 2014 Column

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Happy New Year, everyone! Here’s hoping we all were good boys and girls and that your gift wishes were answered. When I was a youngster, all the kids’ mothers in the neighborhood would remind us that if we didn’t behave the only gift we’d find under the tree would be […]

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Jan

Model aviation clubs raise $76,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project

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A total of $76,000 was raised for and presented to the Wounded Warrior Project as a result of the efforts of the Academy of Model Aeronautics and its chartered clubs that participated in the inaugural National Model Aviation Day. AMA clubs across the country celebrated National Model Aviation Day on […]

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Dec

Model Aviation December 2013 Column

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Whew! The Thanksgiving turkey has barely worn off and here comes Christmas. I hope to someday have arms strong enough to push myself away from the dinner table during the holidays. The National Model Aviation Day to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project was a resounding success. As of this writing, […]

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Nov

Creative Club Fundraisers

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With the average size of our R/C clubs being relatively small, every dollar becomes precious. Whether the club funds go to field maintenance, property rental fees, events, or prizes…our club bank accounts can empty very quickly. With most clubs having only one or two primary sources of raising income, finding […]

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Nov

New Indoor Flying Site for SE Michigan

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The Hamburg Flyers R/C club has partnered with the Legacy Center to offer indoor flying. The Legacy Center dome is located in Brighton Michigan right off of US-23 at Silver Lake Road (Exit 55).  We have a 12 session indoor flying season scheduled on Saturday nights from 9:00pm until 11:00pm.  […]

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