John Gallager Hobby Hangout is projected to open 1/24/2016.
Swap Meet in Levittown, LI 1/31.
There was a lengthy discussion on the proposed FAA regulations on RC Flying. Briefly, presently, if you fly on an AMA field you
donít need to register with the FAA. If you fly anywhere else registration is needed. To date, FAA has agreed in principle to several proposed initiatives
that will help ease the process for members. Specifically, they are:
AMA and the FAA are working to streamline the registration process for AMA members whereby those who register with the FAA will be
able to use their AMA number as the primary identification on their model aircraft, as opposed to adding a new federal registration number.
In addition, AMA members' federal registration will automatically renew provided membership remains active and current. We are
working with FAA in negotiating the renewal fee, but in any case it is envisioned the renewal process will be provided as a member benefit.
n the future, federal registration will automatically be accomplished upon joining the AMA, eliminating the need to register with both
AMA and the FAA.
Currently, registration is free of charge until January 19. If you would like to take advantage of this free period, you may want to
register before that day you have until February 19 to register in order to avoid violating the federal rule.
AMA members are encouraged to submit comments to the FAA about the registration rule. It is critical that all AMA members are heard
loud and clear on this issue. The deadline for submitting comments is Friday, January 15.
A motion was made by Ron Faanes to continue further discussion at the next meeting when more information will be available seconded by
50/50: Won by Ron Witlock