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Introduction to AMA. AMA Mission. The Academy of Model Aeronautics is a world-class association of modelers organized for the purpose of promotion, development, education and advancement of modeling activities.

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Introduction to ama

Introductionto AMA


Ama mission

AMA Mission

  • The Academy of Model Aeronautics is a world-class association of modelers organized for the purpose of promotion, development, education and advancement of modeling activities.

  • The Academy provides leadership, organization, competition, communication, protection, representation, recognition, education and scientific/technical development to modelers.


Ama goals and objectives

AMA Goals and Objectives

  • Promote our hobby and sport

  • Represent the interests of members

  • Protect our members and flying sites

  • Inform about advancements in modeling

  • Educate the public and government

  • Preserve our history and heritage


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Promote


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Represent


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Protect


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Inform


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Educate


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Preserve


Ama challenges

AMA Challenges

Growth

• Where will it come from?

• Are we positioned to take advantage of new trends?

• How do we handle?

• How do we educate the new people?

• Are models getting too big?

• How do we protect ourselves and the public?

• How do we maintain a positive image?

Park Flyers/Electrics

Safety

Public Image


Hot topics

Hot Topics

  • Spread Spectrum

  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

    • Advisory Circular

    • Fallout from 9/11 and UAVs

    • Use of Full Scale Airports for model events

  • Flying Site Development

    • EPA Superfund Sites


Spread spectrum

Spread Spectrum

• No anticipated affect on 72 or 27 MHz band.

• It’s possible DSS modules and receivers will be available to retrofit current systems.

• DSS will be virtually immune from outside interference.

• Standards adopted worldwide for DSS.

• Servo/system response time won’t change. 


Faa issues

FAA Issues

• Airspace Issues

• 9/11 Security and UAVs

• Model Aircraft Events at Full Scale Airports


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EPA

• AMA has established a relationship with the Environmental Protection Agency.

• Reclaimed “Superfund” sites may be utilized as model aircraft flying sites.

• New AMA and the EPA alliance provides a pathway by which AMA Chartered Clubs and Superfund site custodians can come together.

  • Contact Wes De Cou

    480.460.9466


In conclusion ama leadership

In conclusion, AMA Leadership

• Strong national organization to meet the challenges of a changing world.

• Growth is key to preserving and protecting our hobby and sport.

• We must recognize that change is inevitable and vital to our long-term goals.

• We are all in this together.


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