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Old 02-19-2011, 05:43 AM
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Default AMA/ FAA press release

Check out the attached document
AMA put out a Media Release
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PR-Senate-2-2011.pdf (117.0 KB, 352 views)
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Old 02-19-2011, 01:25 PM
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Interesting....
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Old 02-19-2011, 03:17 PM
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Sounds like the door that seemed to be closing is re-opening.
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Old 02-19-2011, 08:14 PM
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I thought all the AMA did was provide insurance...
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Old 02-19-2011, 08:22 PM
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140k members x $50 membership = 7 million dollars.
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Old 02-19-2011, 08:35 PM
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Originally Posted by aviatordave View Post
140k members x $50 membership = 7 million dollars.
minus the free memberships for kids under 19, minus the half price dues for CD's, minus the no dues for life members.
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Old 02-19-2011, 08:52 PM
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Give or take a few bucks. Event costs play a role too. My point was going towards they have a stake in this hobby.
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Old 02-19-2011, 09:04 PM
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Originally Posted by aviatordave View Post
Give or take a few bucks. Event costs play a role too. My point was going towards they have a stake in this hobby.
Oh absolutely! I think they have a lot more pull, and do more for this hobby, than most people think!
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Old 02-19-2011, 09:06 PM
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Originally Posted by aviatordave View Post
140k members x $50 membership = 7 million dollars.
That kind of money is really nice to have lying around when you're getting into lobbying. It ain't cheap and it ain't easy. I've been an AMA member for about a month, and I'd say the $58 I invested in them already has paid off, assuming that the bill will clear the house too.
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Old 02-20-2011, 12:28 AM
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This is definitely good news indeed. I think I'll send Senator Inhofe a "Thank You" email thanking him for his efforts to keep the FAA from inputting unnecessary regulations on model aviation.

Thanks to Rich Hanson and everyone involved on the AMA side to make this happen. Certainly good news for AMA members and non AMA members alike.

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Old 02-20-2011, 04:11 AM
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the president of AMA came to our last club meeting to present what AMA is doing on behalf of all the members...i was shocked at how many educational programs AMA sponsors. he explained the negotiation with FAA and it wasn't as gloomy as we all thought.

still, when a..holes fly their fpv planes around the statue of liberty and post it on you tube fore all to see,then we may have a problem.

it was a great meeting with approx 75 members present.

frank is so right in sending a letter to a senator who supported our loved hobby.
thanks is in order to show government we #140k strong and want to protect our right to fly.
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Old 02-20-2011, 04:21 AM
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But do you realize that we're now one of those "special interest groups" that everyone is always complaining about?

No, but seriously. This is an example how it's supposed to work. A group of regular people who are passionate about something get organized and present their case to a Senator who actually listens and who helps come up with a sensible solution. If only this was the norm...
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Old 02-20-2011, 04:59 AM
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Thank you notes sent. I sent one to Sen. Inhofe and Rich Hanson. Easy to do and hoping we can get a bunch of folks to do the same. I don't think we are out of the woods yet though. So let's keep an eye and ear out for the next step in the process.

This is exactly how the process works. You are right about that. Unfortunately, there normally is not enough people that want to "get involved" and take the time to write our leadership in DC. I think we have shown that the model aviation community is not your "normal" group of people.

Thanks,

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Old 02-23-2011, 09:42 AM
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For those that want to preserve model aviation as we have it now. The AMA makes it easy for you.

Click on the link below and enter your info. Easy and quick to do.

http://amagov.modelaircraft.org/4077...all-to-action/

The FAA is developing new regulations that may place onerous and unnecessary restrictions on the hobby, sport and educational pursuit of model aviation.
It is extremely important that all aeromodeling enthusiasts stand up and tell congress to protect model aviation from pending federal regulation by the FAA.
I just sent mine. I was the third person from VA to send a letter.

Let's hear from you guys. What number from your state were you?

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Old 02-23-2011, 01:55 PM
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I was the third in NJ... You can do better than that, Garden State!
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Old 02-23-2011, 02:15 PM
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I just sent mine. I am the first from Delaware to do so.
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Old 02-23-2011, 02:52 PM
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Thumbs up Letter

My has been sent as well,.................
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Old 02-23-2011, 03:48 PM
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Mine said "87th person from Florida"
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Old 02-23-2011, 04:08 PM
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13th person from Tennessee. Come on you Volunteers, let's get going on this.
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Old 02-23-2011, 04:20 PM
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My message was as follows:

You are the 16th person from Michigan to sign this petition.

It looks like I need to bring this up at our next club meeting.

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Old 02-23-2011, 04:47 PM
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35th from CA...

I too am taking this to my club meeting.
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Old 02-23-2011, 05:45 PM
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55th in Texas
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Old 02-23-2011, 06:31 PM
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55th in Massachusetts..
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Old 02-23-2011, 07:11 PM
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Two sides to every story:

http://diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/...bill-s223-with
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Old 02-23-2011, 07:33 PM
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#63 from MA.
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