The 2013 renewal season is right around the corner, which means it again time to review the nominations for AMA district vice presidents. This year several candidates have been nominated to fill the office of vice president in District II, District III, District IV, District VI, District VIII and District […]Continue reading
EAA’s Airventure July 23-29, 2012 OshKosh Wisconsin Jeff Nance will discuss how EAA Chapters can work with AMA clubs on Young Eagles days. Along with how model flying can keep young people interested and engaged in aviation especially after taking a Young Eagles flight. There will be examples of chapters […]Continue reading
Make plans to join us for the Capitol City Ford Indianapolis Air Show featuring the USAF Thunderbirds, June 23 & 24, 2012. Media/Practice Day June 22. The air show is located at Indianapolis Regional Airport (formerly Mt Comfort Airport) 8 AMA Chartered clubs will be displaying and flying an assortment of Model Aircraft. Model […]Continue reading
The best way to gain this information, Sprague said, is to get involved in hobby flying RC aircraft. Although this hobby “can be addictive and expensive,” it is the best way to quickly educate yourself in the UAV/UAS operations.
Far more than simply building and flying RC vehicles, Sprague advises the seriously-interested officer to join an AMA (Academy of Model Aeronautics) sanctioned RC club. Merely by being at the flying field with other club members, the hobbyist will be surrounded by experienced pilots who have a wealth of knowledge and insight into design and development of unmanned aircraft. There, the new hobbyist will be exposed to safety guidelines, aviation etiquette, and the FAA.Continue reading
Breuner Marsh field in Richmond is one of the very few places in the Bay Area to practice it without having to drive over 160 miles round trip. The Bay Area Radio Control Society (BARCS) – a non profit organization – has been flying from this site for over 30 years. During this time, not only hundreds of members have benefited of enjoying this hobby but also, BARCS has been a pàying tenant, an excellent steward of the land, providing maintenance, public bathrooms and keeping people from dumping or sleeping in the area.Continue reading