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.
RCHouston.com keeps a listing of events local to the Houston Area. We will post it on our Events Page. You should also check RCHouston.com for the latest information.
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.
Some Good Advice from Member Tom Youens
Many already know this, but it might be worth while to pass this on to the members.
This years flu is already near epidemic proportions. Although the vaccine is still worth while, the most dangerous strain has unfortunately mutated and is not covered by the vaccine. There has already been many deaths in those over 65. To me this means staying away from crowds as much as possible, as well as taking the flu vaccine. You should also stay away from people if you have flu symptoms.
You can usually tell the flu from a cold by fever. Colds do not usually cause elevated temperature, so if you have fever there is a high probability that it is the flu. An antiviral (Tamiflu) is available and helps if taken early. It’simportant to go to the doctor immediately if you have fever along with cold like symptoms.
Happy Holidays and a Happy and Prosperous 2015 from Alvin R/C Model Airplane Association.