I have been in the AMA since the 50's and have always supported the organization but never became involved in the politics. Oh, there was a little fracas that occurred in Kerrville, Texas about tem years ago, but bygones are bygones. I have had two very unpleaseant experiences in the Past few weeks however that really tick me off and want to bring to the genetal memberships attention. The first has to do with frequency interference at our local field. We have lost several planes recently die to frequency hits at our field and I wrote to the AMA asking for help. About a month later I received an email saying the issue was closed. I had heard NOTHING from them. I wrote back, again describing the probhlem in depth, AGAIN NOTHING. Finally on the third try I received a no answer answer, its not our problem, contact your district rep. I did, and again, NOTHING! The last straw was what the mailman delivered today. A DVD I had not ordered but if I wanted to keep it, I could pay about ten bucks a month to receive these crappy DVDs that I do not want. Now I must mail back this crappy DVD (I assume it is crappy as I did not even bother to watch as I might obligate myself in some manner) back to them and pay the postage! Heaven forbid it gets lost in the monolithic postal system and they send me more of this crap that I don't want.
13 years ago