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                                           Academy of Model Aeronautics
                  AMA District III Covers the States of Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia
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                                        Website Last Updated on 8/1/2015 


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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

     

    
                             A video fit for a Prince .......Click Here
      3-D flyer Joe Smith was invited by the Prince of Dubai to go do a demo....Watch this one!
      
   
                 
  News From Around the District.......................

The 2015 Annual Toledo Show was again a huge success with thousands of RC flyers from all over attending.  Anything any of us might desire was there for view, and much for sale!  District III held a meeting on Saturday afternoon with a full room of AMA members present.  Hunter Jones, top right, received the District III and AMA Young Modeler Award, plus a $795 Scholarship to Camp AMA.  Several clubs received awards for bringing our RC hobby to young modelers, Speakers included AMA President Bob Brown, Mark Radcliff, Tony Stillman, Executive Director Dave Mathewson, among others.               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


   The Thermal-G Club of Erie, Pa recently held their annual swap meet.  It was very well attended and even made the evening news on TV 24!  Around noontime, everything came to a standstill as AMA President Bob Brown, executive V.P. Gary Finch, and Jack Graham gave an informative update about UAV flyers and what the AMA has been discussing with the FAA.  Jack also reviewed the requirements of flying "drones"  and what we can and cannot do with these new devices!

        The Johnstown RC Club of Johnstown PA held their Annual Club In-Door Fly-In on
      February 3rd, 2015.  They hold a short club meeting, have a wonderful picnic style dinner
    and then roll back the tables and have fun flying anything that can safely be flown indoors!
    As you can see in the picture, they had lots of young folks attend as well as the old timers!
                                For some additional pictures from the event...click here


  District III V.P. Mark Radcliff attended the 44th Annual Vinton County Air Show in McArthur, OH over the weekend of Sept. 20-21.  It was a beautiful but windy day with lots of spectators.  Thanks to Michael Wilkinson, Jamie Edwards, and Roger Barnes.  Several area local AMA Clubs took part. For additional pictures from the event ........  Click Here

  The Wyoming Valley RC Flyers recently held their Float Fly at Moon Lake County Park, in Hunlock Creek, PA.  It was held the 7th of September and was a wonderful day in the mid 70's with about 325 spectators to watch the action!  The club ran out of hotdogs and hamburgers and had to go get additional supplies to meet the demand.  Above is an electric powered 1/4 scale J-3 Cub, made by Hanger 9, and attended by Walter Lentanski of Wilkes-Barre, PA        Photos provided by Julius Thailmaster.                           For additional photos:  Click Here

  Sunday Evening Flying, Sept. 14, 2014 at the Johnstown RC Club Field.  From L to R... Frank, 
       Roger, Zane, Fred, Rick, Bruce, Ken, Kenny, Paul, Caleb, and Club President, Sam Kaplitz


  Members of the Johnstown RC Club presented a demonstration to a group of Cub Scouts who were participating in a Summer Day Camp in New Germany, PA.  Above, club member Bruce Thomas explains how the control surfaces work to control the plane plus other aspects about our RC hobby.  Club member Zane Kough flew his helicopter for the group, as well as Bruce, who flew his electric Beaver.  The group really appreciated the demo and leaders said they will ask the club to return again next year.  Also participating were club members Neil Woffinden and Roger Luther

      District VP Mark Radcliff attended the 2014 Joe Nall event in South Carolina.  He supplied the photos from this wonderful annual event.  Thanks Mark!    For more photos,  Click Here

 
                                          


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