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New event sanction documents, FAA registration, and other helpful hints

http://amablog.modelaircraft.org/events/2016/04/07/new-event-sanction-documents-faa-registration-and-other-helpful-hints/ First, we wanted you to be aware that we have new Event Sanction documents. These are documents: #313–Contest Directors Report (Form 10A) #314B–AMA Flight Safety Declaration and Event Participation List (Form 10B) Both are on the AMA website under the AMA Documents tab, in the grouping of “Competitions,” and are included with your AMA Sanction confirmation email as an attachment. The Contest Directors Report (Form 10A) has been updated with several changes in the requested information. Form 10B was created by condensing the Flight Safety Declaration and the Event Participation list into one document. Note that it also refers to the new membership categories of Youth and Adult. It is important to review both of these documents when you receive your sanction so that you are aware of what information you need to gather during and after the event. Also, note that you can now scan these into your computer and email them back to AMA! This saves you time and effort. Return these documents to AMA HQ via email to competition@modelaircraft.org. If you have funds from new memberships to return with the forms, please continue to return them via U.S. mail. There have also been questions about the FAA registration number and if it should be checked by contest directors (CDs) or clubs at sanctioned AMA events, or if models should be inspected for the number. The answer is an emphatic no! There is no place on Form 10B to report this information, and that is on purpose! AMA’s position is that everyone should be registered, but it is not AMA’s job to police it. AMA membership...
Please ID your model aircraft as per AMA Safety Code 2(f)

Please ID your model aircraft as per AMA Safety Code 2(f)

If you have been reading all the AMA information you will know that the Federal Department of Transportation has suggested that they want to register model aircraft much like full scale aircraft. AMA has told DOT that AMA members are already required to have a number on their aircraft and it has been required for many years. It is your AMA number. AMA Safety rule 2 (f) states 2. Model aircraft pilots will: (f) Ensure the aircraft is identified with the name and address or AMA number of the owner on the inside or affixed to the outside of the model aircraft. (This does not apply to model aircraft flown indoors.) Jay Marsh, VP District IV has asked that all AMA D-IV members please take the time to ID your models with your AMA number. I just use a sharpie and write my AMA number on the inside of the fuselage. You can use the AMA ID stickers available through the AMA store, or use the stick on address labels many of us receive in the mail. There are many ways to do it but please read the Safety Code and place the information in or on your aircraft. Thanks, Rusty Kennedy, AVP...
District IV member Tom Hintz: Using passion to overcome obstacles

District IV member Tom Hintz: Using passion to overcome obstacles

Our members have some of the greatest stories, and Tom Hintz, publisher of Flyingrc.net out of Concord, NC is no exception to that. Like many model pilots Tom “got the bug” while flying with his dad as a kid. He later worked at a hobby shop, taught others how to fly, and has continued to enjoy the hobby throughout his life. Tom was diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer’s disease at a young age and wanted to continue to enjoy the hobby he loved and use it to help him fight the disease. The many tasks he has assigned himself for the upkeep of flyingrc.net have been a huge component of continuing to push and exercise his mind, one of the keys to fighting Alzheimer’s. Said Tom, “It is the combination of intense concentration and high levels of enjoyment that make RC flying the most effective therapy I can find.” Tom hopes others will utilize RC the way he has. “One of the reasons I started my web sites was to show other folks with Alzheimer’s (and similar diseases) that with some effort we can use the intense concentration that this hobby demands to drive the brain exercise we need to maintain function. I think it is the combination of intensity and such a high level of fun that makes RC flying unique in how it helps me fend off the advancement of Alzheimer’s. I hope that my RC website demonstrates that and inspires others to use this hobby in their fight against Alzheimer’s.” More about Tom: In the late 1960’s I had the lack of foresight to volunteer for...

End of an Era

  Many of us were Hobby Lobby customers. If you ever went to the Toledo Show or WRAM you most likely met Jim Martin http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2469893
Did you know…….

Did you know…….

AMA District IV has a very active Facebook page www.facebook.com/amadistrictIV Please visit the FB page and click the “like” box . If you have a club event sanctioned or not sanctioned send the information an flyer to Rusty email rustyk716@gmail.com I can also post pictures. Members like pictures. Send with a little description. RustyK,...

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