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Latest News and Announcements2019-01-24T13:23:16-05:00

Update on 2020 membership renewals

Some changes to the 2020 membership renewals. First, dues have gone up for 2020. Renewal memberships are now $100. New members are $100 plus a $25 one time initiation fee. Junior members are now $25.  Also, a passport size photo is now required for the 2020 ID cards. You can either send a photo in if you renew by mail or email a photo to: membership@maawrc.com .

FAA proposed rule for drone remote ID.

To find out more on the new proposed FAA rule regarding drone remote ID please see the video from the AMA’s website.  https://www.modelaircraft.org/amaair

So for, it looks as if longs were flying at our field remote ID for our aircraft will not be required. Note, the ruling is not final so stay tuned info form the AMA concerning this matter.

The link to the entire FAA proposed rule can be found here: https://www.faa.gov/uas/research_development/remote_id/

2019 Spring clean up/ field day a success!

Our 2019 Spring field was a success this year. Although we didn’t meet our original ambitious goal of painting the shed, tables, runway lines and cleaning up. We still managed to get most of the tables painted, paint the runway lines and do a general clean up of our flying area. Most likely the rest of our painting will occur during our fall clean up/ maintenance day. Thank you again to all that participated this year.

 

FAA Issues Interim Final Rule for External Marking Requirement

The FAA issued an Interim Final Rule today that will require drone pilots and model aircraft pilots to display their FAA-issued registration number on the outside surface of their aircraft. The rule will take effect on Monday, February 25, which means the markings must be in place for any outdoor flight beginning on that date. Read more on the AMA site along with some FAQs,    https://amablog.modelaircraft.org/amagov/2019/02/13/faa-issues-interim-final-rule-for-external-marking-requirement/