Model Aviation - November Issue

From Tony Stillman, AMA VP D-V via snipped-for-privacy@yahoogroups.com
This is an FYI concerning the November issue of Model Aviation and the
merchandise catalog.
As most of you probably have seen by now, the catalog is "upside down" relative to the rest of the magazine. This is not a mistake by the printer!!!
This was intentionally done as a way to catch the attention of the reader that the catalog was included with the magazine. Last year, we received complaints that members received the magazine but never saw the catalog, which was bound in with Model Aviation. So this year we inverted the catalog, something that is not uncommon in the magazine industry.
Further, please note and share with readers the catalog can easily be removed. There is a thin strip of glue on the back of the catalog; all the member has to do is carefully pull the catalog out, and the glue itself can easily be removed as well.
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Red S.
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Red Scholefield wrote:

No, it's some giant conspiracy by Dave Brown and his lap-dogs in the EC to exert their power and control over the AMA membership at large, and take the fun out of flying!!!
I'm sure that's what some people are thinking, at least. I figured I'd be the first to point it out.
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No! It's a typical marketing ploy. I'm surprised it took them this long to make use of it.
If you want to think it a conspiracy, you're probably right. No doubt it's a clever move on the part of AMA to attract the attention of those who can't read right side up!
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Oh Good Grief! Cheers -- \_________Lyman Slack________/ \_______Flying Gators R/C___/ \_____AMA 6430 LM____ / \___Gainesville FL_____/ Visit my Web Site at www.LymanSlack.com

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I actually thought this months magazine is the first one in a long time that was interesting. I have looked it over a couple of times and it is still not in the trash can yet. I usually like to read Dave Brown's opening section of the magazine and I guess I am glad I read it this time too otherwise I would not have known that yet again money was and is being spent on activities that fall outside what I think the AMA should be spending money on. From the gist of the column, I guess he has received negative feedback on AMA becoming involved in the hurricane relief effort and felt compelled to defend the decisions that were made. While I am very sympatric to the people affected by the disaster I do think this falls outside of the AMA's responsibilities. In general I don't think the AMA should be collecting or spending money for anything not directly related to what I think the AMA's functions are .... which is to establish rules for and to promote competition, negotiate the best possible rates for the secondary insurance coverage, promote / protect RC friendly legislation, and to establish the top level safety code guidelines.
Regards, Charlie

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Charlie,
Perhaps if those of you who posess this vast storehouse of wisdom and knowledge would get of your derriers and write some captivating articles, then you could make MA more palitable to yourselves and possibly the rest of us unwashed.
Phil AMA609
Charlie H. wrote:

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> > This is an FYI concerning the November issue of Model Aviation and > the merchandise catalog. > > As most of you probably have seen by now, the catalog is "upside > down" relative to the rest of the magazine. This is not a mistake > by the printer!!! > > This was intentionally done as a way to catch the attention of the > reader that the catalog was included with the magazine. Last year, > we received complaints that members received the magazine but never > saw the catalog, which was bound in with Model Aviation. So this > year we inverted the catalog, something that is not uncommon in the > magazine industry.
Well, my issue came in the mail today, and although the catalog was right- side-up, the rest of the magazine was upside down! Maybe I got the Australian edition again . . . seems to happen about every other month . . . .
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"Is there such thing as too much of a bad thing?" - Tripping the Rift

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Charlie says:

anything not directly related to what I think the AMA's functions are .... which is to establish rules for and to promote competition, negotiate the best possible rates for the secondary insurance coverage, promote / protect RC friendly legislation, and to establish the top level safety code guidelines" <<<<<
Charlie while you hit several items, the AMA Bylaws do have other items. Let's review:

AMA Bylaws: ARTICLE II Purposes Subject to the limitations set forth in the Academy of Model Aeronautics, Inc., Articles of Incorporation, the primary object of the AMA is to promote and foster educational and scientific advancement in model aeronautics, to give recognition to model leadership and to provide guidance and direction of national model aeronautic affairs by those individuals who, through their accomplishments in the model field, have demonstrated their qualifications for such responsibility. More particular purposes are listed below, but shall not be considered exclusive. (a) To encourage the study and discussion of scientific problems and to disseminate scientific news and views. (b) To organize and sponsor discussion conferences and the presentation of technical papers at such conferences. (c) To encourage through recognition, leadership in model aeronautics. (d) To recognize leadership of unusual quality by the conferring of special honorary titles. (e) To encourage joint discussion directed toward group agreement on development needs relating to model aviation. (f) To keep model leaders informed through the publication of scientific journals and news bulletins. (g) To encourage the contribution of articles on the development of model aeronautics for the AMA publication.
(h) To associate interested organizations and individuals for group support of education and development needs related to model aeronautics.
(i) To guide and direct national model activities to the end that model aeronautics may be advanced in the United States in a manner that will best serve model aviation as a whole.
(j) To guide and assist in the acquisition and retention of flying sites for the further growth and development of model aeronautics.
(k) To establish and maintain official regulations governing the conduct of model airplane records and contests and issue sanctions for same. (l) To direct the technical organization and conduct of national and international model contests held within the United States and to act through the National Aeronautics Association as the aeromodeling representative in the United States for the Federation Aeronautique Internationale. (m) To license model aircraft and fliers thereof for competition. (n) To promote recognition in the United States and abroad of all officially sanctioned competitions and records which are conducted by AMA Contest Directors.
(o) To have as its guiding principle, Of, By, and For the Model Airplane Enthusiast.
(p) To operate through the National Aeronautic Association in representing all activities of United States Aeromodeling to the FAI, such operation to be in accordance with a written agreement between AMA and NAA. <<<
Charlie, please consider items (h) (i) (j) and (o). In my interpretation of these Bylaws, any assistance that AMA can, within due reason, provide those members that have been significantly harmed in life, limb, and property, due to these weather disasters is simply a compliance with these items in the Bylaws.
In that regard I have donated my meager assistance with a $100.00 check to be used for that purpose. Not dues but a donation to the special fund. Actually as we give to those organizations that handle such assistance because they can do more than one individual, then IMO so will AMA perform better with the funds to help AMA members and clubs.
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Charlie said: >>>"In general I don't think the AMA should be collecting or spending money for anything not directly related to what I think the AMA's functions are .... which is to establish rules for and to promote competition, negotiate the best possible rates for the secondary insurance coverage, promote / protect RC friendly legislation, and to establish the top level safety code guidelines.
Regards, Charlie <<<<<<<
Charlie, there are AMA functions which are not covered in those items you present. Let us review:
The AMA Bylaws: ARTICLE II
Purposes
Subject to the limitations set forth in the Academy of Model Aeronautics, Inc., Articles of Incorporation, the primary object of the AMA is to promote and foster educational and scientific advancement in model aeronautics, to give recognition to model leadership and to provide guidance and direction of national model aeronautic affairs by those individuals who, through their accomplishments in the model field, have demonstrated their qualifications for such responsibility. More particular purposes are listed below, but shall not be considered exclusive. (a) To encourage the study and discussion of scientific problems and to disseminate scientific news and views. (b) To organize and sponsor discussion conferences and the presentation of technical papers at such conferences. (c) To encourage through recognition, leadership in model aeronautics. (d) To recognize leadership of unusual quality by the conferring of special honorary titles. (e) To encourage joint discussion directed toward group agreement on development needs relating to model aviation. (f) To keep model leaders informed through the publication of scientific journals and news bulletins. (g) To encourage the contribution of articles on the development of model aeronautics for the AMA publication.
(h) To associate interested organizations and individuals for group support of education and development needs related to model aeronautics.
(i) To guide and direct national model activities to the end that model aeronautics may be advanced in the United States in a manner that will best serve model aviation as a whole.
(j) To guide and assist in the acquisition and retention of flying sites for the further growth and development of model aeronautics.
(k) To establish and maintain official regulations governing the conduct of model airplane records and contests and issue sanctions for same. (l) To direct the technical organization and conduct of national and international model contests held within the United States and to act through the National Aeronautics Association as the aeromodeling representative in the United States for the Federation Aeronautique Internationale. (m) To license model aircraft and fliers thereof for competition. (n) To promote recognition in the United States and abroad of all officially sanctioned competitions and records which are conducted by AMA Contest Directors.
(o) To have as its guiding principle, Of, By, and For the Model Airplane Enthusiast.
(p) To operate through the National Aeronautic Association in representing all activities of United States Aeromodeling to the FAI, such operation to be in accordance with a written agreement between AMA and NAA.
Charlie, please consider items (h) (i) (j) and (o). In my interpretation of these Bylaws, any assistance that AMA can, within due reason, provide those members that have been significantly harmed in life, limb, and property, due to these weather disasters is simply a compliance with these items in the Bylaws.
In that regard I have donated my meager assistance with a $100.00 check to be used for that purpose. Not dues but a donation to the special fund. Actually as we give to those organizations that handle such assistance because they can do more than one individual, then IMO so will AMA perform better with the funds to help AMA members and clubs.
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Charlie says:

anything not directly related to what I think the AMA's functions are .... which is to establish rules for and to promote competition, negotiate the best possible rates for the secondary insurance coverage, promote / protect RC friendly legislation, and to establish the top level safety code guidelines" <<<<<
Charlie while you hit several items, the AMA Bylaws do have other items. Let's review:

AMA Bylaws: ARTICLE II Purposes Subject to the limitations set forth in the Academy of Model Aeronautics, Inc., Articles of Incorporation, the primary object of the AMA is to promote and foster educational and scientific advancement in model aeronautics, to give recognition to model leadership and to provide guidance and direction of national model aeronautic affairs by those individuals who, through their accomplishments in the model field, have demonstrated their qualifications for such responsibility. More particular purposes are listed below, but shall not be considered exclusive. (a) To encourage the study and discussion of scientific problems and to disseminate scientific news and views. (b) To organize and sponsor discussion conferences and the presentation of technical papers at such conferences. (c) To encourage through recognition, leadership in model aeronautics. (d) To recognize leadership of unusual quality by the conferring of special honorary titles. (e) To encourage joint discussion directed toward group agreement on development needs relating to model aviation. (f) To keep model leaders informed through the publication of scientific journals and news bulletins. (g) To encourage the contribution of articles on the development of model aeronautics for the AMA publication.
(h) To associate interested organizations and individuals for group support of education and development needs related to model aeronautics.
(i) To guide and direct national model activities to the end that model aeronautics may be advanced in the United States in a manner that will best serve model aviation as a whole.
(j) To guide and assist in the acquisition and retention of flying sites for the further growth and development of model aeronautics.
(k) To establish and maintain official regulations governing the conduct of model airplane records and contests and issue sanctions for same. (l) To direct the technical organization and conduct of national and international model contests held within the United States and to act through the National Aeronautics Association as the aeromodeling representative in the United States for the Federation Aeronautique Internationale. (m) To license model aircraft and fliers thereof for competition. (n) To promote recognition in the United States and abroad of all officially sanctioned competitions and records which are conducted by AMA Contest Directors.
(o) To have as its guiding principle, Of, By, and For the Model Airplane Enthusiast.
(p) To operate through the National Aeronautic Association in representing all activities of United States Aeromodeling to the FAI, such operation to be in accordance with a written agreement between AMA and NAA. <<<
Charlie, please consider items (h) (i) (j) and (o). In my interpretation of these Bylaws, any assistance that AMA can, within due reason, provide those members that have been significantly harmed in life, limb, and property, due to these weather disasters is simply a compliance with these items in the Bylaws.
In that regard I have donated my meager assistance with a $100.00 check to be used for that purpose. Not dues but a donation to the special fund. Actually as we give to those organizations that handle such assistance because they can do more than one individual, then IMO so will AMA perform better with the funds to help AMA members and clubs.
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Charlie says:

anything not directly related to what I think the AMA's functions are .... which is to establish rules for and to promote competition, negotiate the best possible rates for the secondary insurance coverage, promote / protect RC friendly legislation, and to establish the top level safety code guidelines" <<<<<
Charlie while you hit several items, the AMA Bylaws do have other items. Let's review:

AMA Bylaws: ARTICLE II Purposes Subject to the limitations set forth in the Academy of Model Aeronautics, Inc., Articles of Incorporation, the primary object of the AMA is to promote and foster educational and scientific advancement in model aeronautics, to give recognition to model leadership and to provide guidance and direction of national model aeronautic affairs by those individuals who, through their accomplishments in the model field, have demonstrated their qualifications for such responsibility. More particular purposes are listed below, but shall not be considered exclusive. (a) To encourage the study and discussion of scientific problems and to disseminate scientific news and views. (b) To organize and sponsor discussion conferences and the presentation of technical papers at such conferences. (c) To encourage through recognition, leadership in model aeronautics. (d) To recognize leadership of unusual quality by the conferring of special honorary titles. (e) To encourage joint discussion directed toward group agreement on development needs relating to model aviation. (f) To keep model leaders informed through the publication of scientific journals and news bulletins. (g) To encourage the contribution of articles on the development of model aeronautics for the AMA publication.
(h) To associate interested organizations and individuals for group support of education and development needs related to model aeronautics.
(i) To guide and direct national model activities to the end that model aeronautics may be advanced in the United States in a manner that will best serve model aviation as a whole.
(j) To guide and assist in the acquisition and retention of flying sites for the further growth and development of model aeronautics.
(k) To establish and maintain official regulations governing the conduct of model airplane records and contests and issue sanctions for same. (l) To direct the technical organization and conduct of national and international model contests held within the United States and to act through the National Aeronautics Association as the aeromodeling representative in the United States for the Federation Aeronautique Internationale. (m) To license model aircraft and fliers thereof for competition. (n) To promote recognition in the United States and abroad of all officially sanctioned competitions and records which are conducted by AMA Contest Directors.
(o) To have as its guiding principle, Of, By, and For the Model Airplane Enthusiast.
(p) To operate through the National Aeronautic Association in representing all activities of United States Aeromodeling to the FAI, such operation to be in accordance with a written agreement between AMA and NAA. <<<
Charlie, please consider items (h) (i) (j) and (o). In my interpretation of these Bylaws, any assistance that AMA can, within due reason, provide those members that have been significantly harmed in life, limb, and property, due to these weather disasters is simply a compliance with these items in the Bylaws.
In that regard I have donated my meager assistance with a $100.00 check to be used for that purpose. Not dues but a donation to the special fund. Actually as we give to those organizations that handle such assistance because they can do more than one individual, then IMO so will AMA perform better with the funds to help AMA members and clubs.
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Charlie says:

anything not directly related to what I think the AMA's functions are .... which is to establish rules for and to promote competition, negotiate the best possible rates for the secondary insurance coverage, promote / protect RC friendly legislation, and to establish the top level safety code guidelines" <<<<<
Charlie while you hit several items, the AMA Bylaws do have other items. Let's review:

AMA Bylaws: ARTICLE II Purposes Subject to the limitations set forth in the Academy of Model Aeronautics, Inc., Articles of Incorporation, the primary object of the AMA is to promote and foster educational and scientific advancement in model aeronautics, to give recognition to model leadership and to provide guidance and direction of national model aeronautic affairs by those individuals who, through their accomplishments in the model field, have demonstrated their qualifications for such responsibility. More particular purposes are listed below, but shall not be considered exclusive. (a) To encourage the study and discussion of scientific problems and to disseminate scientific news and views. (b) To organize and sponsor discussion conferences and the presentation of technical papers at such conferences. (c) To encourage through recognition, leadership in model aeronautics. (d) To recognize leadership of unusual quality by the conferring of special honorary titles. (e) To encourage joint discussion directed toward group agreement on development needs relating to model aviation. (f) To keep model leaders informed through the publication of scientific journals and news bulletins. (g) To encourage the contribution of articles on the development of model aeronautics for the AMA publication.
(h) To associate interested organizations and individuals for group support of education and development needs related to model aeronautics.
(i) To guide and direct national model activities to the end that model aeronautics may be advanced in the United States in a manner that will best serve model aviation as a whole.
(j) To guide and assist in the acquisition and retention of flying sites for the further growth and development of model aeronautics.
(k) To establish and maintain official regulations governing the conduct of model airplane records and contests and issue sanctions for same. (l) To direct the technical organization and conduct of national and international model contests held within the United States and to act through the National Aeronautics Association as the aeromodeling representative in the United States for the Federation Aeronautique Internationale. (m) To license model aircraft and fliers thereof for competition. (n) To promote recognition in the United States and abroad of all officially sanctioned competitions and records which are conducted by AMA Contest Directors.
(o) To have as its guiding principle, Of, By, and For the Model Airplane Enthusiast.
(p) To operate through the National Aeronautic Association in representing all activities of United States Aeromodeling to the FAI, such operation to be in accordance with a written agreement between AMA and NAA. <<<
Charlie, please consider items (h) (i) (j) and (o). In my interpretation of these Bylaws, any assistance that AMA can, within due reason, provide those members that have been significantly harmed in life, limb, and property, due to these weather disasters is simply a compliance with these items in the Bylaws.
In that regard I have donated my meager assistance with a $100.00 check to be used for that purpose. Not dues but a donation to the special fund. Actually as we give to those organizations that handle such assistance because they can do more than one individual, then IMO so will AMA perform better with the funds to help AMA members and clubs.
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SO SORRY!!!!!
I would send the message and get web site not replying. After 4 times I recycled and the 5th seemed to take.
If anyone can delete 4 of these, have at it.
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