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Forum: Beginners
11-14-2019, 03:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,028
Posted By fliers1

Many years ago I ran a RC flight school and had a...

Many years ago I ran a RC flight school and had a hobby shop. Most of my customers were either looking to get into the hobby or simply curious. Our flying field was only 2 miles away and offered to...
Forum: Beginners
10-22-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 474
Posted By fliers1

Although this program does have some problems, at...

Although this program does have some problems, at least an industry member got directly involved. Maybe HobbyTown USA or some other industry member would enter into the picture and iron out all of...
Forum: Beginners
10-22-2019, 05:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 474
Posted By fliers1

I suggested that AMA list club instructors on...

I suggested that AMA list club instructors on AMA's website many years ago. I guess they didn't quite understand and listed commercial RC flight instruction schools.
I wanted them to list individual...
Forum: Beginners
10-22-2019, 04:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 474
Posted By fliers1

Hopefully other industry members will finally see...

Hopefully other industry members will finally see the forest for the trees and take advantage of their own financial resources to help the cause. The fixed wing portion of the industry has lost...
Forum: Beginners
10-21-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 474
Posted By fliers1

Horizon Hobby Flight School

Well, a member of the industry finally stepped up to the plate to help grow the hobby/sport.
RC Flight School HorizonHobby...
10-11-2019, 05:25 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,991
Posted By fliers1

Except for the FAA thing, about all AMA can do is...

Except for the FAA thing, about all AMA can do is cut expenses. There is really nothing else they can do to bring in more member dues.That is supposed to be the job of clubs. Other than that, AMA is...
Forum: The Clubhouse
10-10-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 485
Posted By fliers1

You are talking about RC airplanes aren't you?

You are talking about RC airplanes aren't you?
09-16-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,446
Posted By fliers1

Come to think of it, even if AMA did go all out...

Come to think of it, even if AMA did go all out to promote the hobby via TV ads, and it did catch on to the public, like I said, thousands, perhaps millions might be curious enough to at least...
09-16-2019, 01:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,446
Posted By fliers1

It has been said that AMA doesn't place TV ads...

It has been said that AMA doesn't place TV ads because it's too expensive. How much money has AMA wasted on consulting fees? The E.D. gets paid $150,000 (?) a year. The magazine has been losing...
09-14-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,446
Posted By fliers1

Tyler Perry is a multi-millionaire celebrity. He...

Tyler Perry is a multi-millionaire celebrity. He probably owns the building and property where he's flying. Oprah didn't think flying "toy" airplanes was important enough to put on her show. He did...
09-14-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,446
Posted By fliers1

Why we fly RC airplanes

Deleted Scenes: Tyler Perry's Hobby Visionaries: Inside the Creative Mind Oprah Winfrey Network - YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSjTIdgGM48&feature=youtu.be)

Unfortunately, flying...
Forum: Beginners
09-10-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 662
Posted By fliers1

Just for a second or two

I asked many people , in and out of the hobby/sport of RC aeromodeling if they ever asked anyone if they would like to fly RC airplanes.
Those who said they did bring the subject up, reported that...
09-08-2019, 05:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,182
Posted By fliers1

FAA test for RC fixed wing?

Eric Williams (District II) noted that the FAA testing boards seem to agree that the proposed tests need
to be on the level of a 13-year-old. Eric has worked with the FAA from the perspective of a...
09-03-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,692
Posted By fliers1

End of AMA EXpos?

AMA Expo
There was some discussion about AMA Expo West that will be continued during the budget meeting. Keith Sessions suggested that trade shows are no longer viable and won’t break even, much...
Forum: Beginners
07-12-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,664
Posted By fliers1

2 possible ways to loosen up the carb. If you...

2 possible ways to loosen up the carb. If you have a heat gun you can heat up the carb to loosen it. Or, very carefully use a hand torch.
Forum: Beginners
07-06-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,196
Posted By fliers1

I realize that you are a 6 hour drive away from...

I realize that you are a 6 hour drive away from me, but if possible, if you are able, it would be well worth the trip. I have trainers ready to fly and you can fly for several hours within a couple...
Forum: M.A.A.C.
06-09-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,881
Posted By fliers1

Our flying field has finally dried out enough to...

Our flying field has finally dried out enough to fly on. Any beginner looking for some free stick time, contact me and I will be available at your convenience
I have several trainers ready to fly....
05-06-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,252
Posted By fliers1

FAA registration numbers and enforcement

AND NOW THE LEADER MEMBER MINUTE (you may simply read this to your club)There is still a lot of confusion about FAA registration numbers and enforcement. The following are some questions that I have...
04-19-2019, 03:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By fliers1

It has been said that AMA didn't have the...

It has been said that AMA didn't have the financial resources to pay for TV ads, but now that FAA is involved, millions of people would then know about AMA and our hobby/sport and it wouldn't cost...
04-19-2019, 02:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By fliers1

Question is, why did drones get so popular so...

Question is, why did drones get so popular so fast and why is fixed wing flying fading?
With 1 million(?) drones being registered, and that fact creating so many problems for seemingly everyone...
Forum: The Clubhouse
04-18-2019, 04:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 899
Posted By fliers1

The fate of our hobby and the AMA is like what...

The fate of our hobby and the AMA is like what happened here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpR2S_gu5I8

Unless someone comes up with a miracle, all we can do is pull up a chair and watch our...
04-08-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,762
Posted By fliers1

Farmers Insurance Commmercial | AMA Government...

Farmers Insurance Commmercial | AMA Government Relations Blog (http://amablog.modelaircraft.org/amagov/2019/04/01/farmers-insurance-commmercial/)
04-03-2019, 06:03 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 4,145
Posted By fliers1

You see what you want to see. I'll let you have...

You see what you want to see. I'll let you have the last word
04-03-2019, 04:53 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 4,145
Posted By fliers1

You don't understand and I don't expect you to....

You don't understand and I don't expect you to. Why? I played nice with clubs that I belonged to for decades, yet they all didn't care about a better way to bring in new members. Why?
Because they...
04-03-2019, 03:40 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 4,145
Posted By fliers1

OK, you win. lol

OK, you win. lol
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