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Old 08-10-2008, 11:38 AM
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Folks,

The door is open just a tad, so let's take this opportunity to let ourselves in. ESPN just recently featured footage of the 2008 XFC and AMA All-Star Andrew Jesky flying his helicopter. I understand the video was quite short, but it was something. -Something about model aviation on TV!

I think now is our chance to let ESPN know that we want to see more RC flying on TV. It won't take but a minute to send an email asking that ESPN show more RC flying and if someone is willing to take the extra second or two, describe in a little more detail how we design, build, and fly what we fly. Go ahead and describe your area of expertise and let's start seeing more aeromodeling on TV. Please help spread the word around.

You can email Dana at: [email protected] and let ESPN know we want to see more.

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Thursday, August 07, 2008

Model Aviation on ESPN

by Dave Mathewson 3:17 PM

As many of you know yesterday, August 6,2008, we took a big step forward in promoting model aviation and the Academy of Model Aeronautics.

A little over seven months ago when I became AMA president, I said that I wanted to get model aviation on ESPN – and yesterday we accomplished that objective! While this was a relatively short clip, and our ultimate goal still is to get feature coverage of an aeromodeling event, we now have our “foot in the door”.

ESPN’s daily show, "ESPN First Take," featured footage (provided by AMA member Fred Midgett who is President of High Planes Productions) of the 2008 XFC and AMA All-Star Andrew Jesky flying his helicopter. ESPN First Take, formerly Cold Pizza, is aired Monday-Friday from 10 AM-Noon ET on ESPN2.

During the segment, host Dana Jacobson mentioned that she doesn’t think of model flying as a sport, although she thought it was "very cool". While many of us view modeling as our hobby, there are just as many of us that describe today’s aeromodeling activities as sport. Let’s contact Dana, thank her for featuring model flying on her show, let her know that competing in championships such as the XFC is indeed a sport, and that we, as AMA members, would love to see more model flying on ESPN.

You can contact Dana at: [email protected]

If enough of us contact ESPN, perhaps we can continue to see model flying on national T.V.

Dave

Dave Mathewson, AMA President

http://www.modelaircraft.org/blogs/pres.aspx


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Great news. I'll shoot her off an email this morning!
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Great article on what defines a sport:

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/others...rtornot17.html
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Great news. I'll shoot her off an email this morning!

Thanks Laine, I thought I was the only one who thought that having something about RC flying on TV is a good thing. I count three of us now.

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I'll be sending an email when I get home.
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Email sent. I hope more do the same.

I'll let you know if I get a response.

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Anyone else?

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