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Old 07-25-2007, 11:29 AM
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I have been thinking of joining AMA and was wondering the process to do this.
I see that I can join by sending my money to them in the mail or over the internet, but does that give me the permission to go fly in AMA events and other fields?
How do they know I can fly at all?? Or is this something that is done later before you get your card?
I'm just curious, friends and I are thinking of getting a club and recruiting members, but I want to know that there is more to a member than just sending in the dough!!!!!
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Old 07-25-2007, 01:35 PM
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Just send them the money. It doesnt mean you can fly it means your insured and for the most part you need to be insured to fly at any AMA chartered club field for event.

If you are in a hurry they can email you a confirmation letter that you can print out and fly with.
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Old 07-25-2007, 05:01 PM
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I belong to a couple of control line clubs (AMA chartered). When I go to one of my club-sponsored, AMA sanctioned contests and want to fly in a partiular event, I have to show my AMA card before they will take my registration fee. This to someone who has known me for years. Then, having entered, presuming that my equipment meets the event and safety requirements, I can compete, as best I can, and have fun.

My club fields are on public lands. The controlling agency requires AMA membership to fly. I fly on other fields from time to time where AMA membership is required.

I think, if you are interested in model aviation, investing $58 in a year's AMA membership is a good and reasonable investment. You will get 12 issues of the AMA magazine, Model Aviation, which covers the field, and will have some stuff of specific interest to you, and your AMA license and secondary insurance coverage. At the end of the year, look back through the 12 issues: think about your experiences, and send your money in or bail as you see fit. That way you decide for yourself and dont let someone else con you into anything.
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Old 07-25-2007, 09:26 PM
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wait i just regisereg how do i get that email
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Old 07-27-2007, 09:01 AM
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I've found that the fastest way to handle this is to fax or call them, give them the information and ask for a fax back confirming that you have joined. Every club that I have gone to has accepted the fax as proof of AMA membership.
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