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Toledo 2015

Here is a link for the upcoming toledo show 2015.   This is a great place to see new products, meet vendors and a great swap shop.

 

http://www.toledoshow.com/

June Meeting

The june meeting will be held june 18th  at the airfield in Boyce Park.  If bad weather, meeting will be moved to available pavilion at the park.

Come to the meeting enjoy some good food, flying and camaraderie.  Food usually starts around 1730 and meeting will being around 1800.  Come early and fly before having some dinner.

NOTAM/TFR Issued for Pittsburgh, PA – 6/17‏

A FAA NOTAM/TFR has been issued for the greater Pittsburgh, PA metropolitan area for Tuesday 6/17, from 11:15a until 3:45p EDT. The TFR is issued for security purposes to cover VIP movement in this area. Outdoor radio control model aircraft operations are prohibited within the 30nm circles for the specific times listed below. Control Line and Free Flight modelers should use discretion when operating within the TFR. Please note that TFRs are subject to change with very short notice. Check back often for the most current NOTAM/TFR information.

Timely alerts are also available on the web at: www.modelaircraft.org/membership/clubs/notams.aspx or on your cell phone at: Twitter.com/amagov.

See the link to the TFR below for more detailed information regarding the restrictions:

Map View of the Affected Area

View the TFR in Google Earth
(Open the KML file or download and open in Google Earth)

  • Area 1 (6/17, 11:15a – 12:30p EDT)
    (30nm radius from Latitude: 40º29’38″N, Longitude: 80º14’07″W)
  • Area 2 (6/17, 11:15a – 12:30p EDT)
    (10nm radius from Latitude: 40º29’38″N, Longitude: 80º14’07″W)
  • Area 3 (6/17, 12:00p – 3:00p EDT)
    (30nm radius from Latitude: 40º27’11″N, Longitude: 79º55’01″W)
  • Area 4 (6/17, 12:00p – 3:00p EDT)
    (10nm radius from Latitude: 40º27’11″N, Longitude: 79º55’01″W)
  • Area 5 (6/17, 2:30p – 3:45p EDT)
    (30nm radius from Latitude: 40º29’38″N, Longitude: 80º14’07″W)
  • Area 6 (6/17, 2:30p – 3:45p EDT)
    (10nm radius from Latitude: 40º29’38″N, Longitude: 80º14’07″W)

The following clubs have been identified as being affected by these restrictions. Please check the specific location of your flying site to determine if it falls within the boundary of the TFR.

Club Charter No:

1633, 887, 551, 4122, 5203, 4359, 4849, 15035, 1779, 571, 991, 548, 564, 1233, 3665, 546, 953

TFR – 4/8574

Regards

Government Relations Support Team

April meeting

There will not be a April meeting at Panera.  The club voted to make the spring dinner as the April meeting.   Next meeting will be at boyce park May 21st 2014

NOTAM/TFR Issued for Pittsburgh, PA – 4/16‏

A FAA NOTAM/TFR has been issued for the greater Pittsburgh, PA metropolitan area for Wednesday 4/16, from 1:45p until 6:00p EDT. The TFR is issued for security purposes to cover VIP movement in this area. Outdoor radio control model aircraft operations are prohibited within the 32nm circle for the specific times listed below. Control Line and Free Flight modelers should use discretion when operating within the TFR. Please note that TFRs are subject to change with very short notice. Check back often for the most current NOTAM/TFR information.

Timely alerts are also available on the web at: www.modelaircraft.org/membership/clubs/notams.aspx or on your cell phone at: Twitter.com/amagov.

See the link to the TFR below for more detailed information regarding the restrictions:

Map View of the Affected Area

View the TFR in Google Earth
(Open the KML file or download and open in Google Earth)

  • Area 1 (4/16, 1:45p – 6:00p EDT)
    (32nm radius from Latitude: 40º29’41″N, Longitude: 80º13’59″W)
  • Area 2 (4/16, 1:45p – 6:00p EDT)
    (12nm radius from Latitude: 40º29’41″N, Longitude: 80º13’59″W)

The following clubs have been identified as being affected by these restrictions. Please check the specific location of your flying site to determine if it falls within the boundary of the TFR.

Club Charter No:

1633, 887, 551, 4122, 5203, 4359, 4849, 15035, 1779, 571, 991, 548, 564

TFR – 4/2874

Regards

Government Relations Support Team

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In a security zone (TFR) those monitoring the airspace must be able to tell friend from foe. In the case of unmanned aircraft there currently is no definitive way to do this, so the current procedure is to ground all unmanned aircraft within the TFR, including model aircraft.

AMA is currently working with FAA’s Special Operations Security division along with the National Aeronautic Association (NAA) and the other sport aviation groups in an effort to obtain relief for our members and the aero sport community in general from the effect of TFRs.

AMA recently achieved a small victory in clarifying the intent of restrictions on model aircraft. Previously the NOTAMs spoke to prohibiting “model aircraft” operations within the TFR. This left unclear whether this included control line and free flight activities. AMA sought clarification from the Special Operations Security Center (SOSC) and was able to get this issue resolved and the language in the NOTAMs changed. The language in TFRs now refers to “radio controlled model aircraft”, a small concession but a step in the right direction.

Unfortunately, when it comes to the federal government and national security the wheels turn very slowly. AMA suspects it may be some time before we see any significant relief, and we may not see any real change until there is a change for the better in the global political environment.