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12-17-2015 03:44 PM  22 months agoPost 19101
buto651

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Congrats Bill. Get him a sim for Christmas

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12-17-2015 10:31 PM  22 months agoPost 19102
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Nice to see the AMA fighting.

Hold Off On Registering Model Aircraft
Dear AMA Members,
Yesterday, the AMA Executive Council unanimously approved an action plan to relieve and further protect our members from unnecessary and burdensome regulations. This plan addresses the recently announced interim rule requiring federal registration of all model aircraft and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) weighing between 0.55 and 55 pounds.
AMA has long used a similar registration system with our members, which we pointed out during the task force deliberations and in private conversations with the FAA. As you are aware, AMA's safety program instructs all members to place his or her AMA number or name and address on or within their model aircraft, effectively accomplishing the safety and accountability objectives of the interim rule. AMA has also argued that the new registration rule runs counter to Congress' intent in Section 336 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012, otherwise known as the "Special Rule for Model Aircraft."
The Council is considering all legal and political remedies to address this issue. We believe that resolution to the unnecessary federal registration rule for our members rests with AMA's petition before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. This petition, filed in August 2014, asks the court to review the FAA's interpretation of the "Special Rule for Model Aircraft." The central issue is whether the FAA has the authority to expand the definition of aircraft to include model aircraft; thus, allowing the agency to establish new standards and operating criteria to which model aircraft operators have never been subject to in the past.
In promulgating its interim rule for registration earlier this week, the FAA repeatedly stated that model aircraft are aircraft, despite the fact that litigation is pending on this very question. The Council believes the FAA's reliance on its interpretation of Section 336 for legal authority to compel our members to register warrants the Court's immediate attention to AMA's petition.
While we continue to believe that registration makes sense at some threshold and for flyers operating outside of a community-based organization or flying for commercial purposes, we also strongly believe our members are not the problem and should not have to bear the burden of additional regulations. Safety has been the cornerstone of our organization for 80 years and AMA's members strive to be a part of the solution.
As we proceed with this process, we suggest AMA members hold off on registering their model aircraft with the FAA until advised by the AMA or until February 19, the FAA's legal deadline for registering existing model aircraft.
Holding off on registration will allow AMA time to fully consider all possible options. On a parallel track, it also allows AMA to complete ongoing conversations with the FAA about how best to streamline the registration process for our members.
In the near future, we will also be asking our members to make their voices heard by submitting comments to the FAA's interim rule on registration. We will follow-up soon with more detailed information on how to do this.
Thank you for your continued support of AMA. We will provide you with more updates as they become available.
Kind regards,
The AMA Executive Council
Bob Brown, AMA President
Gary Fitch, AMA Executive Vice President




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12-17-2015 10:40 PM  22 months agoPost 19103
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12-18-2015 02:41 AM  22 months agoPost 19104
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DeWalt 8v Max LED Flashlight

All who got the DeWalt Gyro Screwdriver they now have a LED light that's made for the 8v Max batteries. Works good.

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12-19-2015 01:31 AM  22 months agoPost 19105
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@Al
it is nice to see the ama supporting our rights but refusal is not the solution Registration is free and how many of us are actually placing our ama #s on our models, an AMA rule hmmm none that I know. Needless to say we follow this with extreme predjudice and feel as though we are being slighted since modelers are not the black sheep. But reality is we live in a different world today and the only individual at risk is the 12 year old boy new to the hobby that will get a quad this holiday season and a 27,500+ dollar fine. The faa registration does nothing against terroist attack, you can build an autonomous heli from parts online so pre purchase of a model qualification like gun control also does nothing.
This is our governments reactive postion not proactive. Inevitably it will generate a small amount of funds from the ignorant via fines but does nothing to prevent the callous and stupid acts of a few.
On dec 22 one day after registration if the faa or any law enforcement agency decided to come to our field and check each model, lack of a registration # could cost you 27000+. Is it going to happen, probably not but why risk it. The law is in place I say support it, its free for now. I dont think the town would support a bunch of guys breaking the law.
Better to register then ban!
Just my $0.02

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12-19-2015 01:35 AM  22 months agoPost 19106
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What woke the AMA up? Could it be all the $75 memberships they would miss out on?

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12-19-2015 03:06 AM  22 months agoPost 19107
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+1 On Ed's comment, most of the time the AMA has you filling a claim with either your Home or Auto policy before they pick it up, So there's really no need to have to be registered with two separate entity's, Just include your model aircraft in your personal policy. the truth of the mater is it costs money to put these things into effect and although it's free for the first 30 days and $5.00 there after that cost will rise, Who do you think is going to pay for all those man hours put in by the people processing and investigating. look at it as a new Tax to modelers! As for safe, there is NO Safety in this law when the one's who are thinking of using these aircrafts illegally are NOT registered with any organization. Just my two cents!

On the other hand I hope everyone is ok!

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12-19-2015 03:21 AM  22 months agoPost 19108
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12-19-2015 03:43 PM  22 months agoPost 19109
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Saturday

Anyone flying today

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12-19-2015 04:40 PM  22 months agoPost 19110
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Congratulations Bill

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12-19-2015 06:32 PM  22 months agoPost 19111
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Congrats Bill /Gramps ...I think a little to cold for me today

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12-19-2015 09:25 PM  22 months agoPost 19112
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Thanks again guys. Went to see the baby again today. I posted a few pictures on facebook the other day. Small baby. He even lost a little weight before he came home. He came home at 6 1/2 lbs. Their doing well. Just the usual things like trying to grab sleep when you can.

Today was too cold for flying. Maybe tomorrow will be better.

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12-19-2015 09:29 PM  22 months agoPost 19113
Jack Hvac

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Congrats

Congratulations Bill

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12-20-2015 01:27 AM  22 months agoPost 19114
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Sunday ?...

Anyone going to fly Sunday ?

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12-20-2015 03:35 AM  22 months agoPost 19115
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Me if its not too COOOLD

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12-20-2015 04:11 AM  22 months agoPost 19116
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12-20-2015 01:36 PM  22 months agoPost 19117
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Seems like it may be a little cold today. Anyone heading over to the field? and when?

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12-20-2015 02:15 PM  22 months agoPost 19118
new guy Rich

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Cold and windy sucks

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12-20-2015 02:49 PM  22 months agoPost 19119
Jack Hvac

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Sunday

I am going to head over for 10:45 or 11

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12-20-2015 02:58 PM  22 months agoPost 19120
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11 sounds good

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