March 21 – Iron Mike’s Swap Meet at Gilruth Center. Starts at 9:00 AM. Sponsored my the Johnson Space Center RC Club. Flyer has all the details
Saturday February 28 will be our next General Membership Meeting.
Meeting starts at 9:00 AM.
As always breakfast will start serving at 7:00 AM.
Come down to the field and have breakfast, fly and see all your friends. Weather should be warmer
As stated in the FAA press release, the “proposal offers safety rules for small UAS (under 55 pounds) conducting non-recreational operations. The rule would limit flights to daylight and visual-line-of-sight operations. It also addresses height restrictions, operator certification, optional use of a visual observer, aircraft registration and marking, and operational limits.”
“The new rules would not apply to model aircraft. However, model aircraft operators must continue to satisfy all of the criteria specified in Sec. 336 of Public Law 112-95 (Special Rule for Model Aircraft), including the stipulation that they be operated only for hobby or recreational purposes.”
“The public will be able to comment on the proposed regulation for 60 days from the date of publication in the Federal Register, which can be found at, www.regulations.gov.”
All the information can be found on the AMA blog
Our 25th annual Big Bird Fly-In and 11th Annual Swap Meet is coming up on Saturday April 4.
View our flyer to check out all the details 25th Big Bird Flyer 2015
JOE NALL WEEK 2015. May 9-16. “IT’S TIME TO MARK THIS ONE OFF OF YOUR BUCKET LIST.”
AMA has selected August 15 for the National Model Aviation Day. We are in the process of planning for that day. Model Aviation Day is a day that all AMA sanctioned clubs that can will hold a flying event that will give AMA members a great day of flying and friendship and encourage the general public to come out and see what model aviation is all about. Much of the proceeds will go to Support of Wounded Warrior Project.
In 2014 the model aviation community donated $100,000 to the Wounded Warrior Project
More information on the day can be seen at the Model Aviation Day website.
Our January – February Newsletter has been posted. Visit our Newsletter Page to view it and all the 2014 newsletters.
Through National Model Aviation Day celebrations around the country and the efforts of local modelers at approximately 200 AMA chartered clubs, the Academy of Model Aeronautics raised $100,000 in support of the Wounded Warrior Project. A large check was presented to Warrior Speak representative Norbie Lara during the AMA Expo held in Ontario, California on January 10.
Complete announcement can be viewed at http://www.modelaircraft.org/files/AMAClubsdonatetoWoundedWarriorProject.pdf
January 24th. Breakfast at 7:00 and the meeting will start at 9:00. Come eat, fly and attend our first meeting of 2015. Hang out with your friends also.
See you there.