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12-07-2015, 01:10 PM
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Posted By mr_matt

Turns out that BestBuy is paying for the...

Turns out that BestBuy is paying for the membership at a 33% discount. Not sure but I think that is a bit deeper than the hobby shop kickback of the past, I don't know for sure.
12-04-2015, 12:18 PM
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Posted By mr_matt

I got it from the AMA.

I got it from the AMA.
10-17-2015, 11:14 AM
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Posted By mr_matt

I know, right? Imagine what they could have...

I know, right?

Imagine what they could have prevented if they spent 2 million....asteroid impact?

3 million? Alien invasion?
10-17-2015, 06:12 AM
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Posted By mr_matt

1 million dollars well spent. Good thing I read...

1 million dollars well spent. Good thing I read this before I shot the clear coat. I got time to paint on my registration number

...
10-03-2015, 06:38 PM
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Posted By mr_matt

Well 50,000 of the members are youth (free),...

Well 50,000 of the members are youth (free), maybe 25-30% of the whole membership....... subsidized by the Open members.

I heard by 2018 that the demographic will have shifted so much that the...
08-31-2015, 11:05 AM
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Posted By mr_matt

Yes. “Most” members, I agree. This is not the...

Yes. “Most” members, I agree. This is not the first time at this rodeo. Remember the Park Pilot program? As much as many in the AMA HATE to admit, much of the (perceived) value of the AMA membership...
08-14-2015, 10:53 AM
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Posted By mr_matt

I disagree. One of the last big "public" votes on...

I disagree. One of the last big "public" votes on this indicates a very divided Executive Council. One vote changed could reverse this.

I have seen votes change on some older rules changes, so I...
08-14-2015, 10:42 AM
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Posted By mr_matt

If enough people have such a sheeple attitude...

If enough people have such a sheeple attitude then yes nothing will happen.
08-14-2015, 10:41 AM
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Posted By mr_matt

Exactly. The timing of the dues increase is...

Exactly. The timing of the dues increase is totally tone deaf to this drone issue. Everyone will link it to the drone government work. Perception = reality
08-13-2015, 02:08 PM
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Posted By mr_matt

Good point, make it 1/50th

Good point, make it 1/50th
08-13-2015, 11:41 AM
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Posted By mr_matt

Yes at what cost to get each new member? Why not...

Yes at what cost to get each new member? Why not just give all new members US$50 bucks, we would get a lot of new members that way too. We got 50,000 new ones by signing up kids for free. Imagine how...
08-13-2015, 08:02 AM
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Posted By mr_matt

The AMA could spend 10 cents or 10 million, it is...

The AMA could spend 10 cents or 10 million, it is not going to affect the outcome.

good intentions do not equal a good policy, while I agree with many of the intentions of the AMA, spending...
08-13-2015, 05:51 AM
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Posted By mr_matt

Dues went down not up. Not 3 years of growth

Dues went down not up. Not 3 years of growth
08-12-2015, 08:00 PM
07-02-2015, 12:02 PM
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Posted By mr_matt

Hi Mike, From what I hear from AMA HQ, this...

Hi Mike,

From what I hear from AMA HQ, this is a very slight majority that supports these massive (blank check) drone outlays. I don't think it will take much more to get this nonsense reigned...
06-22-2015, 06:03 PM
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Posted By mr_matt

Not something the AMA needs to spend one dime...

Not something the AMA needs to spend one dime worrying about or traveling to speak about, or trying to train the pilot of......
06-22-2015, 06:00 PM
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Posted By mr_matt

The AMA could spend a million or 10 million....

The AMA could spend a million or 10 million. There is no evidence their involvement traveling to the AUVSI or any of the other trade shows has done or will do anything but increase frequent flyer...
06-21-2015, 05:44 PM
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Posted By mr_matt

Rotary wing_models_are fine. Mass market...

Rotary wing_models_are fine. Mass market semi-autonomous drones are not models.

If you can't see the difference between a model and a drone marketed by a 8 billion $ public company, marketed to...
06-19-2015, 04:08 PM
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Posted By mr_matt

Opportunity cost. We can't spend that money on...

Opportunity cost. We can't spend that money on traditional AMA activities.
06-19-2015, 04:02 PM
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Posted By mr_matt

Yes. For those of you who keep track of these...

Yes. For those of you who keep track of these things, GoPro has announced they are going to make a drone.

Imagine the distribution channel of gopro pushing drones versus DJI

the analysts are...
06-19-2015, 03:52 PM
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Posted By mr_matt

Well said and the intent of my original post.

Well said and the intent of my original post.
03-29-2015, 11:55 AM
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Posted By mr_matt

Dues increase coming? 1 million spent on government relations.....

From the January EC meeting minutes:


• Dues: In July 2014 Council talked about a dues increase and why it was needed. In 1997 dues were $48; since then there has been one dues increase (2003)....
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