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Eastern Shore Aeromodelers Club Hosts Invitational Jet Rally

Eastern Shore Aeromodelers Club Hosts Invitational Jet Rally

Eastern Shore Aeromodelers Club  #4095  (ESAC) hosted its first ever Jet Rally at the field on Saturday, April 29.  The club now has 4 Turbine Waiver pilots with Tom Perkin being the latest to join the ranks flying his qualifying flight at the event with Andy Kane, CD/Turbine Waiver holder and Dennis Blades, Event coordinator/Turbine Waiver holder providing the required signatures on the Waiver Application. Larry Roper of Boomerang RC Jets and Steven Goler District 1 AVP) were in attendance all the way from Maine. It has long been a club goal to share the wide open field with as many AMA hobbyists as possible, and hosting a Jet Event was the latest effort.  ESAC currently hosts an annual Control Line event and two IMAC competitions during a normal year.  Sharing our wonderful field with the public and other AMA members is one way to keep the hobby alive.  Several invited pilots were unable to attend due to scheduling conflicts, but an open invitation is extended to come fly any time.  In addition to Tom obtaining his waiver, the folks from Boomerang RC Jets set up a buddy box and invited members to fly.  It was totally amazing that total strangers would be invited to experience turbine jet flight with the AMA card as the only requirement.  What a great hobby and what a great experience to meet new friends like this. While lunch was cooking Gary asked permission to fly his QuadCopter (AKA ‘drone’) and let some of the spectators and members try it out. A link to the video from part of that flight:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6tlS3cVBMs Some pictures...
Connor Barnes receives 2016 AMA Scholarship Award at Joe Nall

Connor Barnes receives 2016 AMA Scholarship Award at Joe Nall

Connor Barnes, from Mooresville, NC was awarded a 2016 AMA Scholorship.  Jay Marsh, District IV VP made the award at the 2016 Joe Nall event. Connor attends the University of North Dakota, and is pursuing a double major - Unmanned Aerial Systems and Commercial Aviation. He began flying model aircraft at a young age with his father, eventually moving to IMAC competition, winning Southeast Region’s Basic Pilot division at age 13; competed at the NATs twice, awarded the Best Senior Open Pilot award and 3rd place in the Advanced Division. His school activities and community service include,  playing competitive soccer from ages 8 to 15.  Connor then had to make a choice between soccer and flying, choosing the latter.  He volunteers once month to organize athletic activities for younger children at a local community center, as well as assisting a local recycling program. Connor volunteered as a youth referee for the local soccer, baseball and basketball seasons; coached the 9 year-old girls soccer team; presently selected for a paid internship operating a CNC router. District IV is proud to have such an outstanding young man receive an AMA scholorship award....
Rusty Kennedy Receives Distinguished Service Award

Rusty Kennedy Receives Distinguished Service Award

  Our very own Rusty Kennedy recently received the Distinguished Service Award from AMA President Bob Brown. This award is given by vote only of the Executive Council for meritorious work for AMA. Rusty is a life member and received the award in recognition of his service as the Leader Member Committee Chairman for the last five years and the October 2015 EC meeting. He is also an Associate Vice President for District IV and serves on several AMA committees such as the Flying Site Grant Committee and...
Jay Marsh, District IV VP Rescued from field

Jay Marsh, District IV VP Rescued from field

A concerned model airplane enthusiast submitted the attached photo as proof of his good deed.  It seems that our VP was wandering in a soybean field until rescued by Jesse Brinson of the  Central Carolina R/C Modelers club.  Jay was made to hold the model until help could be directed to him.  Seriously, our AMA officers seem to be a lot more visible at the club level these days.  The true report as Jesse says, ” This was taken at the Model Aviation Day /Warbird Event at Central Carolina R/C Modelers. Jay’s Panther was a little underpowered and made a graceful landing in the bean field. As the photo proves, “Jay Marsh is Out-Standing in the Field of Model Aviation”!   Great work Jay !  ...
AMA DISTRICT IV NEWSLETTER, EDITION 3

AMA DISTRICT IV NEWSLETTER, EDITION 3

AMA DISTRICT IV NEWSLETTER Volume 3, 2015 Hello District IV Members, It’s alive! The New District IV Website is up and running. The announcement was made at the Joe Nall last week during the National Membership Meeting that the new District IV website is live. You can get to it directly using either, www.amadistrict-iv.org or www.ama-d4.org. It was explained to everyone after the announcement, the website is like a child that will continue to grow and mature over time and currently with 18 authors feeding the posts, it will never get stale but have new and fun information added continually. We also have plans for additional features such as club newsletters and an event calendar which links to the club, field, GPS, and weather even on your smart phone. If you want to see an activity or offering not currently on the site just ask our Webmaster Jack Upchurch, webmaster@ama-d4.org. Also see the Contact Us page or use the Blog Authors email address on each page to contact us. Don’t forget about our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/amadistrictiv. It is growing and being used more and more and will focus on what’s happening right now with district, national, and activity news through timely postings. Come visit and Like Us so you will know when there is something new happening. I am pleased to introduce Rick Cawley, our newest Associate Vice President who lives in Fuquay Varina, NC (racbgc@embarqmail.com). He will be serving central North Carolina replacing Josh Bunn who has stepped down to enjoy and experience his growing family. We thank you Josh for the many years of service you have given the district and AMA. The Associate...