Originally Posted by pathloss
No way would I ever give them one red penny of my cash to support an 'organization' that, seemingly, hates my harmless hobby. Yes indeed, I am so glad someone put this in their ear. Now, if they would only listen...
You don't have to give them a red penny. However I would suggest taking the time to email your AVP/DVP and putting it in their ear instead. The same time spent blasting the AMA on here could be spent writing a very formal and constructive email to your AVP/DVP rep. Helping educating them about your part of the hobby.
Their ears are open. There's just no one there talking to them.
I mean think about it folks. AMA AVP/DVP are not going to read every forum and every article in the forums. Most of them have interests in other things (Pattern, Warbirds, Scale Flying, etc) If you email them personally one of two things is going to happen. They'll see it, or it'll go to their junk box.