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                                            AMA District III
                                           Academy of Model Aeronautics
                  AMA District III Covers the States of Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia
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                                        Website Last Updated on 2/04/2016 


            Note to Website Visitors:  Welcome to the AMA District III website,
                 If you find mistakes or information that should be updated, please
                 feel free to send that info to the webmaster.    Thanks so much!
                                                  raluther@atlanticbb.net  

                                                     
            To register your Drones/Planes with the FAA, click on the above symbol.


               Update from the AMA Government Relations Blog.........Click Here
                          Comments concerning the new FAA regulations

              News!  Important video from Marke "Hoot" Gibson, made at the AMA
                     Expo in California on January 12th, 2016 about Drone Registration.
                                                             Click Here
              Also:  Important update info from the AMA concerning Drone Registration,
                           and what we should do at this point.......................
                                                             Click Here
         
             
To Find An AMA Club Near You................  Click Here 
                  
   NEW!  AMA Statement on Rules for Small Unmanned
             Aircraft Systems (drones) .....................     Click Here

             FAA Overview of Rules for Small Unmanned
             Aircraft Systems (drones) .....................     Click Here

             FAA Proposed Rulemaking Evaluations for
             Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (drones)  Click Here


        AMA "Know Before You Fly" press conference from the Consumer
        Electronics Show concerning "Drones"......... Click Here

                  Check out the AMA Blogs..............Click Here
          
      To look at NOTAMS from the AMA Website ...........Click Here

  When this type is in RED, the NOTAM is for an area within District III

      
   
                 
  News From Around the District.......................

    The Johnstown RC Club,  Johnstown, PA held it's annual winter Indoor Fly-In on February 2nd, and had a great turnout!  A short meeting, followed by a "winter picnic" and then they rolled back the tables and chairs and flew all sorts of indoor aircraft including "Night Vapors" "Mini-Vapors", various "Drones", small helies,  rubber powered aircraft, and even a "flapping bird"  Two members brought in their computers with RC simulators to the enjoyment of the youngsters and guests.    This is the 15th year of this great winter event and several potential new club members were in attendance.


   Thanks to AMA V.P. Mark Radcliff for sending in the pictures from the 2016 AMA EXPO


   The Johnstown RC Club, from Johnstown, PA was recently featured on a TV program that aired on ABC 23-WATM called "Kaleidoscope the Series" which features interesting and fun things to do in  the Johnstown, PA area.   It really came out nice and highlights their local RC Club and the hobby we all enjoy.   To watch the entire episode............ Click Here


   One of the highights of the AMA National Model Aviation Day was the first annual "Warbirds over WV" hosted by the Wing Nutz of St. Marys RC Club.  Above is a great picture of the assembled P-51 models from that day, plus a local veteran, Charlie Plemens made a surprise visit to the outing, who flew P-51's during WWII.  He was a great inspiration to all who attended!

  Above, Mark Radcliff, our AMA District III V.P. with veteran Charlie Plemens, who flew P-51's during WW-II, standing behind  Mark's P-51.


    AMA District III was pleased to honor Jay Gerber, who received the AMA Hall of Fame award from D-III Vice President, Mark Radcliff.  This took place at the three day "Wings over Piper" event held on Saturday, August 8th at the William T. Piper Memorial Airport at Lock Haven, PA   For additional pictures from the event....   Click Here


The Valley Brook RC Club located in New Florence, PA recently lost one of their members to cancer.  Ray McGarvey loved our RC hobby and requested that his ashes be dispersed at the club's flying field. The club put together an evening of tribute to Ray and about 30 members of Ray's family attended to see a portion of his ashes take a final flight at their field, and then his daughter spread his ashes across the field where Ray enjoyed flying.       It was a touching tribute to Ray who would have been very pleased!  Pictures above clockwise are Ray McGarvey,  members of his family, Valley Brook Club members (L to R) Dave O'Shell, Gary Shoup, Jeff Hayes, Club Prez. Marlene Rumbaugh, Mel Rumbaugh, and Roger Luther, and Roger's Escapade with Ray inside the canopy ready for his final flight!
        For additional pictures:  Click Here    To watch the 4 minute tribute flight: Click Here


 
                                          


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