Andrew Griffith - 2019 AMA Vice President Nominee

Andrew Griffth wanted to let our members know why he is running for AMA Vice President...


Andrew Griffith - AMA Executive Council 2019 Campaign Statements

From Andrew Griffith - Jacksonville, Florida

I am writing to the members of AMA District-V, as I seek election to represent you as your AMA Vice President and to represent you on the AMA Executive Council.

My experiences are exceptionally broad in all forms of aviation. My full scale aviation experiences include my service as a Navy Petty Officer 1st class where I flew on board P-3 Orion patrol aircraft. I've been involved in the hobby and an AMA member since the late 1970's where I got my start flying gliders. I have been a regular review, event, and author to Model Aviation, Park Flyer, Fly RC, Model Airplane News, RC Heli Pilot, and RC Helicopter magazines as well as an online content author on RC Universe web site. I have been an AMA contest director and associate VP for over 10 years and served 7 months as your District-V VP to fill the remaining term when our then VP stepped down in 2016.

I fly everything RC related; jets, giant scale, gliders, helicopters, and foamies, and I also hold both fixed wing and rotary AMA turbine waivers. My broad experience gives me an excellent foundation in understanding the needs of our diverse membership base.

I am well experienced in business management and budgeting and I currently work as a Network Engineer and security specialist for a large software company. I will utilize my experiences for sound decision making and responsible management of your membership dues.

For many years I have attended countless clubs and their flying events. As a District V AVP I have worked with members, answering their concerns on FAA regulation and legal issues as well as our shared enjoyment of model aviation.

I learned a lot about AMA leadership in my short stint as VP and look forward to putting that to use to hit the ground running if elected VP. Most importantly I learned that we have an awesome staff at AMA HQ and while there's a lot I don't know, I know who the experts are and who to ask whether it's a club issue, flying site help, insurance or government relations.

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Sep 23, 2019, 12:35 PM
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nhk750's Avatar
I love the Andy Griffith show! But seriously this guy looks like a good VP candidate.
Sep 23, 2019, 01:02 PM
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He's awesome, I know him very well
Sep 25, 2019, 11:47 AM
I think he’s qualified. Let’s give him a whirl.
Sep 25, 2019, 01:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Bell47G2
I think heís qualified. Letís give him a whirl.
Wish you were in district-V so you could vote for me
Sep 26, 2019, 01:14 AM
Originally Posted by barracudahockey
Wish you were in district-V so you could vote for me
Right. Darn.
Sep 26, 2019, 12:09 PM
Well, Andrew, all I can say is that I SURE MISS “Fly R/C” magazine. In my opinion, MAN sucks now.
Last edited by Bell47G2; Sep 26, 2019 at 12:28 PM.
Sep 26, 2019, 03:23 PM
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I miss FlyRC too and if you're old like me, RC Report.
Sep 27, 2019, 01:05 AM
I don’t remember “RC Report”, but I am in the pattern for getting up there (46). My wife says we’re in our pre-senior days. Good Luck with the election!!!
Sep 30, 2019, 05:48 PM
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speed2004's Avatar
I remember RC Report. They told it like it was. Good, honest reviews and sometimes a little rebellious too!

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