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Tidewater Radio Control Swap Meet- November 9, 2019

Tidewater Radio Control Swap Meet- November 9, 2019

>Swap Meet< Saturday November 9, 2019 AT St John’s Lutheran Church 8918 Tidewater Drive Norfolk, VA 23503 Door prizes, raffles Tables $10.00 each Entrance fee $5.00 (children free) Food and drinks available on site. Doors open at 7:00 for venders, 8:00 am to 3:00 pm for general admission. Contact Larry Woolard for more information. 757-373-6571 Larrywoolard42@gmail.com Download a pdf flyer:  TRC 2019 SWAP...
Mid-Atlantic Dawn Patrol to be held October 2-6

Mid-Atlantic Dawn Patrol to be held October 2-6

The Tidewater Radio Control Club has announced the details of its upcoming event. OCTOBER 2nd to 6TH 2019 AT THE MILITARY AVIATION MUSEUM 1341 PRINCESS ANN ROAD VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA 23457 GPS 36.679230 -76.025050 5 DAYS OF FLYING CAMPING AND FOOD ON SITE JUST MINUTES FROM THE VIRGINIA BEACH OCEAN FRONT WWI FLIGHT DEMOS BY THE AVIATION MUSEUM FOURTY DOLLAR ENTRY FEE WHICH INCLUDES FRIDAY NIGHT DINNER Contact Mark Ward (CD) for more info Phone 757.615.2577 email warbirds58@hotmail.com PRE-REGISTER AT FLYTRC.COM Download a pdf flyer: MADP 2019...
Warbirds over Delaware Open for Business

Warbirds over Delaware Open for Business

I just spent the day enjoying wonderful weather, great friendly people and some pretty spectacular airplanes.  Anybody in range should drop whatever they are doing and get to Lums Pond to see this event.  This is a family friendly environment with good food provided by a local Scout Troup.  Wanted to share some photos to share the feel of what is going on- biplanes, triplanes, 3 scale warthog jets flying together- something for everyone. Link to the event website for more information: ...
AMA Members need to contact their representatives in congress

AMA Members need to contact their representatives in congress

We just received this communication from AMA Government Regulations Committee, and wanted to make sure everyone gets the word and takes action.  It only takes a couple of minutes, and this is how our government process works.  They need to hear from us. Friday, April 13, 2018 Dear members,   We need your help.   There is talk that the next re authorization bill for the Federal Aviation Administration will eliminate the Special Rule for Model Aircraft – also known as Section 336 – which has allowed AMA to manage our members and fly safely and responsibly, as we have for over 80 years. Losing the Special Rule would be a devastating blow to our hobby.   Please click here to send a letter to your elected representatives in support of the Special Rule for Model Aircraft.   This is a critical moment to let your elected representatives know the importance of the Special Rule for Model Aircraft and the role of community-based organizations such as AMA.   Our community has operated safely for decades – long before the recent advent of drones. Model aviation has played a critical role in the innovations of new technology and encouraging young people to pursue an interest in science and technology fields. More than that, this long-standing hobby has been passed down from generation to generation and is a tradition for many American families.   We need your help to demonstrate the value of the Special Rule for Model Aircraft not only for our community, but everyone. Please make your voices heard by contacting your elected representatives today.   Sincerely, AMA Government...
Let’s not ground drones because of a few ‘close calls’

Let’s not ground drones because of a few ‘close calls’

A recent article describing a brewing controversy over Drone Flights published yesterday in The Hill.  AMA members are urged to stay informed and fly responsibly : Last week, the Air Line Pilots Association, the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, and Airlines for America issued a letter to Congress calling for tighter regulation on drones. Responding to a video captured by a drone illegally flying within feet of a jet landing at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, the letter calls on Congress to get aggressive with hobby and recreational drone use. “The likelihood that a drone will collide with an airline aircraft,” the letter concludes, “is increasing.” The letter — echoing many of the news headlines surrounding the video — makes a common error: Observing one collision and a handful of “close calls” does not mean the probability of or the dangers presented by drone collisions have changed. Indeed, the best estimates show that the risk is extremely low, and the one confirmed collision that caused no injuries is consistent with an acceptable risk level. This may sound like technical nitpicking, but it has significant implications for the future of drone regulation. The signers of the letter call for the implementation of an onerous drone registry and mandates for all drones to be equipped with tracking technology, but they fail to demonstrate that drones pose a significant risk that requires new regulations, rather than better enforcement of some current ones. Understanding the need for regulation requires some knowledge of the risk drones pose. A 2016 analysis by our former Mercatus colleagues Eli Dourado and Sam Hammond approximated that risk by looking at incidents of birds striking airplanes in...