It’s that time of the year again. In a little over a month the second version of the former W.R.A.M. show- now sponsored by the A.M.A.- will be upon us. We’re once again making plans to have a booth at the show to not only raise money, but awareness of and participation in RC Flying in our neck of the woods. WE NEED VOLUNTEERS TO MAN THE BOOTH. Over the last years we’ve relied on a few stalwart members who’ve contributed time all three days of the show to help the cause. We cannot expect only these individuals to shoulder the load! While our presence at the show is no longer a nexus for attracting new members in Westchester, it remains a nominal source of income to help with the bills. Let an Officer or Director know THE LATEST by the next meeting on Tuesday 2/20 if you can help out, for even just one day. Make the effort and lend a hand!
Well, the proverbial Other Shoe has dropped. In mid- December the FAA reissued their mandate that all UAV’s ( that’s what RC aircraft are) must revert to being registered with the Feds. The May 2017 temporary restraining order against the process was rendered null and void by a judge, as a result of the POTUS signing a bill which reset legislation to “protect” everyone from general aviation to your next door neighbor from our dangerous RC planes & helis. Go to the AMA website’s section marked “Federal Registration” for answers to most- if not all- related questions. As an FYI, here’s the FAA registration web site: http://registermyuas.faa.gov/. MAAW policy concerning registration has not changed.