2020 MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL
TIME TO RENEW AND GET YOUR NEW GATE KEY
CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE RENEWAL We will bill you.
THANKS TO EVERYONE THAT
ATTENDED THE CHRISTMAS PARTY
SAT DECEMBER 7
LOTS OF GOOD FOOD, GREAT RAFFLE PRIZES,
AND SOCIALIZING. NICE TO SEE EVERYONE
CLEANED UP WITH THEIR LOVELY SPOUSES.
FAA UAS Flight Authorization
Now Available and Required for Recreational Flyers
In Controlled Airspace
Under current rules, if you fly anywhere other than an authorized
club flying field, and in controlled airspace, the
law requires you obtain FAA authorization
for each session. That is now possible (and necessary)
through the FAA's LAANC (Low Altitude Authorization
and Notification Capability) system.
1) Controlled airspace is defined areas around airports,
where RC aircraft may conflict with manned aircraft.
This MAP will show if you are in controlled airspace.
Search for your location.
Zoom in to your location. If it is in a shaded box with a number,
you must get authorization to fly.
2) Certain fixed flying sites (club fields, public fields) are
pre-authorized and do not require individual FAA
authorization. (SFDRCM field is outside of
controlled airspace and does not require
3) The LAANC system, which has been in place for
commercial UAS flight authorization, is now
available for recreational flights in controlled airspace.
4) The LAANC system is available through cellphone apps or PCs.
5) LAANC will authorize or deny permission immediately along
with altitude restriction for that location and any
current safety notifications.
6) LAANC will not grant waivers for: flight at night, flight over people,
or flight beyond visible line of sight (BVLOS). These must be
requested in writing.
7) Applications that allow access to LAANC include: Kittyhawk, and Airmap.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
Crash Videos Shown at meeting
Next Float Fly Jan 11 2020
If you haven't been coming to the float flys, you are missing a fun time. Ask at entrance for free park admission. Get you float planes ready for a sunny day on the water.
Members and invited guests with AMA welcome.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has partnered with Kittyhawk to redevelop B4UFLY, the FAA's first mobile application, to improve the user experience so that recreational drone operators know where they can and cannot fly.
The current B4UFLY App will continue to be available to the public until the new App is deployed. The data reflected in the current App will continue to be updated regularly, but no new features will be added.
1990s MODELS OF THE MONTH
Click the image to see a short video gallery of Models of the Month from the 1990s. Names are included when remembered. If you know others let us know.
In those days there were no ARFs and everyone built their own airplanes and were proud to show the result. Craftsmanship was admired.
Thank you to Frank Ross of sending these pictures.
Thanks Don Bangle for pizza.
Thanks Nature for great weather and a great hobby.
What could be better???
Click HERE for album
Membership Application / Renewal Form Available On Line
New members dues $100 for 2020
Prorated each quarter
Click the image below to access the Online Application and Renewal Form.
After you submit it we will email you payment options. Don't forget your AMA has to be renewed also.
Renewals after Feb 28 will be treated as new members.
NEW MEMBERS: Please go to the Become a Member tab for necessary information.
FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT WANT TO PRINT AN APPLICATION FORM CLICK HERE
NEW AMA SAFETY CODE
AMA comes up with simplified, concise Safety Code
For a complete copy of AMA’s Safety Handbook please visit: www.modelaircraft.org/files/100.pdf
Academy of Model Aeronautics
National Model Aircraft Safety Code
Effective January 1, 2018
A model aircraft is a non-human-carrying device capable of sustained flight within visual line of sight of the pilot or spotter(s). It may not exceed limitations of this code and is intended exclusively for sport, recreation, education and/or competition. All model flights must be conducted in accordance with this safety code and related AMA guidelines, any additional rules specific to the flying site, as well as all applicable laws and regulations.
As an AMA member I agree: