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Posted by RustyK | Nov 02, 2018 @ 08:07 PM | 1,660 Views
When you can't do, you become a consultant.
Posted by RustyK | Jul 07, 2017 @ 01:43 PM | 10,875 Views
Posted by RustyK | Jul 05, 2017 @ 03:17 PM | 4,112 Views
New Florida Law Prohibits Local Governments from Regulating UAS.
We wanted to share some good news about a new Florida law that went into effect on July 1, 2017, the “Unmanned Aircraft Systems Act.” The state law prohibits local governments from regulating drone and model aircraft operations in Florida, protecting those flying safely and within the bounds of the law from unnecessary and burdensome local regulations. It does allow local governments to enact or enforce local ordinances relating to illegal acts, such as voyeurism, property damage and harassment, arising from the use of drones and model aircraft.

While this law is not perfect, it is helpful in protecting our longstanding hobby from the increasing number of restrictive ordinances we’re seeing proposed by local governments. As we have fought diligently against many harmful pieces of local legislation across the state, this is good news for hobbyists operating in Florida and an example for other states. We will continue to work with local and state legislators, including those in Florida, to educate them on AMA’s history of safe, responsible flight.

Click here to read the complete bill, or a summary of the bill can be read at the following link.

We want to extend our appreciation to all members for your continued support. .

Kind regards,
AMA Government Affairs Team
Posted by RustyK | Jul 03, 2017 @ 09:39 PM | 4,082 Views
Enjoy the day
Posted by RustyK | Jul 03, 2017 @ 12:01 PM | 3,924 Views
Keeping yourself updated on AMA activities and news is easy. AMA has a whole series of E- newsletters that you can subscribe to. Click this link http://www.modelaircraft.org/publica...wsletters.aspx and it will take you to a host of newsletters.

There is also the AMA website www.modelaircraft.org at the top of the Home page are the links to all the AMA social media links.

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RustyK
AVP District IV
Posted by RustyK | Jul 02, 2017 @ 05:16 PM | 3,727 Views
Hi All,

I'm RustyK and I'm an AMA AVP for District IV before that I was the AMA Leader Member Coordinator for five years.

This BLOG is not an OFFICIAL AMA BLOG .

Who am I? Simply put I am a Modeler, who enjoys building and flying model airplanes. I fly sport RC and a little control line. In the early 60s my Dad taught me to build and fly 1/2a CL. All little story here. My Dad had a great shop and cleared an area for me to build. He gave me a Xato knife and said be careful don't cut yourself. Too late I was already bleeding. Fortunately my Mother was a RN, she patched me up and sent me back to Dad.

I'm a AMA Life Member and an AMA Life Museum Partner and Local Club President

The purpose of the BLOG is to answer AMA questions and/or point you in the right direction and try to post AMA info you might find useful

This BLOG is not for moaning and groaning. Plenty of forums to post that sort of stuff.
Posted by RustyK | Jun 30, 2017 @ 04:14 PM | 4,330 Views
A great way to showcase Model Aviation having a National Model Aviation Day http://nationalmodelaviationday.org/


Things to consider

Your club can hold NMAD any day it wants. Some clubs wait until cooler weather

Registration is free and you DO NOT need to sanction your event.

You can support any organization you want. My club has a big picnic and everyone is welcome. We eat and fly all day. Basically it is a community event. No cost to anyone.

Registration gives access to NMAD material.

Any questions just ask

Rusty K
AMA L716
AVP District IV