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04-23-2011 05:45 PM  7 years agoPost 1
Newbe Guy

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Phoenix, AZ

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I am just giving me congrats for being AMA member #965156. YEAH me! Now I can fly at ALL ama feilds around my area most have small "day fee" $5-10 for non-members of the club. I will soon be a member at "my field".

I've gone there alot as a guest and having the facilities and open space, comraderie, and help of others that know much more than me. Probally the next best thing to a sim (which of course I also have).

Even for you guys that ONLY fly in lots and parks they have a cheap "park flyer" program it's cheap insurance for the extremely unfortunate accident that could, but hopefully wont happen!

Blade mSR / Trex 450se V2 - AMA#965156

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04-23-2011 07:47 PM  7 years agoPost 2
Gyronut

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Martinsville In.

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Glad you started off on the right foot..

Rick

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04-24-2011 05:28 PM  7 years agoPost 3
TheWoodCrafter

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Costa Mesa, Ca.

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That is the best way to start.
Get AMA, join a club and fly with better, more experienced pilots.
You will learn a lot, make some great friends and have a better time than if you were by yourself.

Thanks, TheWoodCrafter

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04-24-2011 05:33 PM  7 years agoPost 4
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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Plano, Texas

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The AMA is the only organization who represents us collectively as modelers. They do things like lobby on our behalf to make sure there are no laws making our hobby illegal. It is a good organization to be a part of.

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04-24-2011 06:05 PM  7 years agoPost 5
Red Sand

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NW ATL

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I renewed my AMA membership. I was shocked they could trace back my original AMA number that I received in . . . 1978?

Wow - but it's my number and I have it back, Jack!

Flying 16 ounce foamies in large private fields doesn't make me feel like I "need" the AMA protection (which, I guess wouldn't be covered anyways since it wasn't an approved AMA club site). Flying 600 size heli's - that's an entirely different situation. I will ONLY fly at an approved AMA club site with my heli's - especially being new.

With AMA membership, if I have an opportunity, I can also fly at fun-fly events anywhere an AMA membership is required which is virtually all of the fun-fly's.

I just wish AMA allowed us to deduct 8 dollars from membership so they could keep the so called "magazine" - save the trees, put the magazine online if we don't want it printed and delivered then give us the option to save a few bucks while they lose nothing.

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04-24-2011 06:18 PM  7 years agoPost 6
TheWoodCrafter

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Costa Mesa, Ca.

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I just wish AMA allowed us to deduct 8 dollars from membership so they could keep the so called "magazine" - save the trees, put the magazine online if we don't want it printed and delivered then give us the option to save a few bucks while they lose nothing.
I totally agree with you.
The magazine never has much I'm interested in.
It just gets thrown out anyway.

But I think if they offered that option the magazine would be history.
They wouldn't be printing enough copies to make it worth printing.

Thanks, TheWoodCrafter

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04-25-2011 02:36 PM  7 years agoPost 7
helismash

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Gloversville, NY - Fulton

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The AMA is the way to go. I like the fact that they are looking out for the hobby. Some people don't read the magazine and some do. I would suggest that if you don't read it or just throw it out, how about taking them to the local library or leaving a few in the waiting room at the Dr. / Dentist office or someplace like that. Maybe someone will pick it up and get interested in the hobby. We sure could use some new folks in the hobby!

Hey, Who put the ground there!
T-Rex 500/T-Rex 600N FBL/T-Rex 600E PRO/T-Rex 700N/T-Rex 700FBL

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04-25-2011 04:23 PM  7 years agoPost 8
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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Plano, Texas

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I leave the magazine in waiting rooms for people to learn more about modeling.

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04-25-2011 04:26 PM  7 years agoPost 9
rstacy

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Rochester, NY

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The AMA is the way to go. I like the fact that they are looking out for the hobby. Some people don't read the magazine and some do. I would suggest that if you don't read it or just throw it out, how about taking them to the local library or leaving a few in the waiting room at the Dr. / Dentist office or someplace like that. Maybe someone will pick it up and get interested in the hobby. We sure could use some new folks in the hobby!
+1!

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04-25-2011 04:49 PM  7 years agoPost 10
BarracudaHockey

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Jacksonville FL

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If you want to see something in the magazine try writing it up and sending it in.

Considering we park the largest event in the world in their back yard every year and get a full issue covering IRCHA, I think we get as much coverage as any other single discipline

Andy
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04-25-2011 05:01 PM  7 years agoPost 11
Red Sand

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NW ATL

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Wow, those are great ideas (leaving copies for others to review in waiting rooms).

What about schools? High schools, middle schools - libraries or technical education departments? Teachers may enjoy sharing the magazines with their students - I think everything is "G-rated"

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04-25-2011 11:40 PM  7 years agoPost 12
Mike Fortin

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USA

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Great, welcome!

Have Rotors, Will Fly!

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04-26-2011 04:07 AM  7 years agoPost 13
Heli0228

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Ripplemead, Va

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AMA
Just to let people know, AMA covers you any where as long as you are flying in a safe manner, you do not have to be at a chartered field.

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04-29-2011 02:30 AM  7 years agoPost 14
budz

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las vegas

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no better way to be in this hobby
other than be an AMA member. i think we should all advice begginer pilots to be a member even before they learn to hover. i think that to start in this hobby, you should follow these steps. 1 have and practice in the simulator. 2 get an AMA membership/insurance 3 have a flying buddy whenever you fly.

team solo

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04-29-2011 01:42 PM  7 years agoPost 15
doorman

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Sherwood, Arkansas

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+1 +1 +1
Welcome to the "Club"......

The AMA does a lot more then just provide insurance as noted, and in the last year+ they have been working on a LOT MORE with the FAA trying to regulate/apply rules, to our hobby, and so far between them and a strong membership base, it looks as if we will be able to continue enjoying our hobby as we have in the past.....
The magazine always comes up in these posts.... and dropping them off at hospitals, doctors offices, or ANYWHERE that someone might pick it up and possibly respark an interest or start a new one is a good thing... don't just throw them away.... Take pride in being a member of an organization that works for it's members and if we can help, HEY, why not.....

Newbe Guy, welcome to the "addiction"!!!!!!!!

Stan

AMA 2918-Team Spin Blades,,Castle Creations, Unique Aircraft

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