You should now have your Oct. '05 issue of AMA's Model Aviation mag.
This contains the candidate campaign statements. In addition you should
now have the ballot to vote for AMA Ex. V. Pres.
I solicit your vote.
The campaign statement in MA lists my immediate goals. Here is the
resume I presented for obtaining a place on the ballot. It gives some
more light on who I am.
I know the format may get a bit out of place however I trust you can
handle it. Thanks for your support. BTW the format subjects are as
required by AMA, probably not what you would use to get a job!! (;-))<
>>>>>>>>OBJECTIVE: To become the Executive Vice President of the Academy of
Model Aeronautics (AMA) via membership election.
After attaining the position, I will work to develop plans and
programs to bring the AMA before the public's view along with those
in all levels of government to promote a highly favorable reaction to
those in search of Flying Sites. I have plans for developing certain
areas of AMA into profit-centers so as to release more revenue funds
to AMA's field operations. There are other plans in thought, however
the overall objective is to increase the current membership of AMA by
one hundred (100) percent within three (3) years.
QUALIFICATIONS: Financial / Aeromodeling: As a personality, I am a
"doer". However the wisdom of age does provide me with the
patience for careful planning prior to "doing", yet I will accept a
challenge and can get things done.
I have access to considerable counsel for detailed financial
questions. From CPAs to high ManagementAccountants, including an
individual involved with combination tax accounting & computer
networking to satisfy even Sarbanes-Oxley (2002). Difficult financial
questions can well be answered.
In addition, my background with various business arrangements, along
with spear-heading out-of- the-box methods used to better utilize
various restricted-funds accounts, provides me with a scope of various
financial management perspectives not often considered by the more
Your reading of these resumes, almost annually, testifies to the
point that I am persistent.
Model aviation has been my passion since childhood. I have won many
awards in Control-Line and Free-Flight, along with some in
I have held "Leader" status since 1964.
I have served as an AMA Nationals' worker, an RC Contest Coordinator,
and District Vice President.
Currently, I am an active Contest Director, a member of the SIGs,
IMAA and RCCA, and a member of three(3) AMA Chartered RC Clubs.
I owned a successful Hobby Shop, Aero Sports, INC., Mt. Prospect, IL
1971-1976. The shop was sold out to another Hobby Shop due to my
interest in other avenues.
My experience in many disciplines of model aviation, along with the
Model Industry, being a sports flier as well as a competition oriented
modeler lays a basic groundwork that will provide me with many
opportunities to navigate those skies that I perceive AMA should be
MANAGEMENT: United States Air Force: Managed crew of three highly
trained persons in detailed missions consisting of delivering
thermonuclear weapon systems to specific points up to five thousand
miles from departure points using celestial and radar navigation aids,
aerial refueling, with timing to one minute increments.Frequent
examinations of proficiency allowed for zero error. Second Bomb Wing,
Strategic Air Command 429th and 96th Bomb Squadrons.
Managed a department responsible for academic instrument training,
flight planning, and navigation plus actual in-flight instruction and
evaluation of Undergraduate Pilots.
Personally responsible for the annual refresher Instrument Ground
School Training of rated pilots in 3641st Pilot Training Wing and
later, 758th Military Airlift Group.
President and CEO of Aero Sports, Inc. President of other personal
Subchapter S Corporations.
Managed airline flight crews complying with numerous regulated
operations regarding FAA, Company, and Local civil laws.
INSURANCE and LEGAL: No specific experience in these areas outside of
using both items as a consumer. One exception might be that I
negotiated and wrote my own contracts for several real estate purchases
and sales to more detailed specifics than normal legal channels
TECHNICAL: Forty-one years of using, understanding, and being highly
knowledgeable of numerous systems involving Electrical, Engines both
Jet and Reciprocating, Fueling, Hydraulics, Instruments, Pneumatic,
radar, radios, including design and applications along with nuclear
and thermonuclear physics.
Well versed in aerodynamics from the pilot's application usage to
include sub-sonic, trans-sonic, and super-sonic characteristics in both
the realms of convergent and divergent air-flow.
I held all three USAF Aeronautical Ratings. I was rated Pilot,
Navigator, and Bombardier.
OTHER: My model aviation experience is cited above.
My dedication to the model aviation sport is evidenced by my use of
personal funds to obtain and establish the Jetero RC Club, Inc. model
airplane facility now owned by that club. In addition there is the
continuous interest and work for the future of and promotion of the
My dedication to the overall aviation world is evidenced by:
1 Forty-one years of professional life in aviation
2 I am a Charter Founder and sustaining member of
The American Air Museum In Britain and
3 My name is on the National Aviation and Space Exploration
Wall of Honor, Udvar-Hazy Center
Horrace D. Cain
June 15, 2005