November 2011 Ampeer Posted
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For some of us here in the northern part of our northern hemisphere, our outdoor flying season is coming to an end. That is not all bad news, at least for some of us. The ‘building season’ will soon begin.
Also, the indoor flying season is starting here. Indoor flying and ‘micro flying’ became a passion for John Worth a few years back. John was well liked and respected by those who knew him throughout his extensive modeling career.
I received an email from Bob Aberle this morning, Oct. 25, 2011 that John passed on Sunday evening, Oct. 23.
There is a thread open on RC Groups in the Indoor and Micro section, since that is what he was most recently known for with his RC Micro World magazine.
He was much, much more than a MICRO guy!
Some of his autobiography is here:
The article is fairly long, interesting and worth (pun intended) the read! He did so much for all of us!
Here is a bit of information about him from the intro and it is NOT up to date, as there were more positions and honors not listed:
1938: Joined the AMA
1948 – 1954: Free Flight contest board member
1962: Radio Control (RC) Contest Board Member
1963-1964: AMA President
1964 – 1991: AMA Executive Director (27 years)
1966: Adviser; helped organize the National Free Flight Society (NFFS)
1991 February - present: AMA Executive Director Emeritus
1996: Assistant Historian; helped organize new AMA History Program
1967 – 1992: 25 years as FAI-CIAM secretary
1964: AMA Fellow
1978: Model Aviation Hall of Fame
1990: NFFS Hall of Fame
1990: Vintage RC Society Hall of Fame
1990: Howard McEntee Award
1992: Society of Antique Modelers Hall of Fame
1981: FAI Tissandier Diploma for International Aeromodeling Leadership
1986: Elder Statesman of Aviation, National Aeronautic Association
Thank you Mr. Worth!
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