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Yesterday, 07:30 AM
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Posted By franklin_m

I don't think anyone here thinks AMA would be...

I don't think anyone here thinks AMA would be foolish enough to come out and admit it, but there is substantial evidence supporting the assertion that AMA intended to use 336 as a cudgel to force...
02-27-2021, 04:08 AM
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Posted By franklin_m

Took me about 15 seconds to find two examples: ...

Took me about 15 seconds to find two examples:

“To fly a radio controlled aircraft in the United States, there’s only two ways you can do that right now. You either get a 107 UAS Remote Pilot...
02-25-2021, 03:33 PM
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Posted By franklin_m

Today I thought of another thing that probably...

Today I thought of another thing that probably hasn't occurred to the AMA, and may change me to one who strongly encourages AMA to offer the testing.

You can go out and pay a third party to do the...
02-24-2021, 03:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 387
Posted By franklin_m

They've been working from home for almost a year....

They've been working from home for almost a year.

Things are not done on time because:

- the ED doesn't enforce it,
- the President doesn't demand it, and
- the EC tolerates it.
02-24-2021, 03:31 PM
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Posted By franklin_m

We're supposed to ignore that the same...

We're supposed to ignore that the same organization that tried to use 336 to compel membership and whose President called for the FAA to enforce on non-members is suddenly going to do this for free?...
02-24-2021, 04:42 AM
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Posted By franklin_m

Please enlighten us then! Just because you make a...

Please enlighten us then! Just because you make a declarative statement does not make it true. Or will we be treated to more vague generalities, exactly as we've been every other time you're called...
02-23-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 386
Posted By franklin_m

Given the financial trends, I wouldn't be...

Given the financial trends, I wouldn't be bragging about the EC's business prowess.

For how many years in a row have the magazines lost money?
For how many years has EC continued to pay staff for...
02-23-2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 386
Posted By franklin_m

AMA, finances, and "agility"

As most will know, I've spent a lot of time detailing the poor decision making, lack of accountability for internal processes, and financial decisions made by AMA, the EC, and the ED.

Had AMA...
02-23-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 387
Posted By franklin_m

37 days and still no EC minutes ... when AMA says...

37 days and still no EC minutes ... when AMA says they publish them 30 days after the meeting.
02-23-2021, 08:59 AM
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Posted By franklin_m

Yet another AMA forced membership/tool to...

Yet another AMA forced membership/tool to generate contacts hope (administering the recreational test) squashed by FAA:



"Test Administrators are prohibited from charging a fee, either...
02-23-2021, 03:05 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,635
Posted By franklin_m

Tyler Dobbs facial expressions at the beginning...

Tyler Dobbs facial expressions at the beginning and end says it all ... This was yet another gut punch.

AMA is patting itself on the back for making the content easy, which is at best a temporary...
02-22-2021, 03:42 PM
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Views: 1,635
Posted By franklin_m

FAA Test...AMA administer? And pigs might fly!

FAA is clearly fast tracking the knowledge test, and despite their chest thumping about their influence over the past few months, the AMA got their fanny handed to them yet again. Per note 1 below,...
02-20-2021, 05:29 AM
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Views: 344
Posted By franklin_m

Yep. They're growing at the same time AMA is...

Yep. They're growing at the same time AMA is contracting.
02-19-2021, 01:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 387
Posted By franklin_m

Yet again, more than 30 days and still no EC minutes!

AMA says they post EC minutes within 30 days, minutes still not posted from January 16 meeting. A search of this forum, looking for "minutes" in title of thread, you'll see this isn't a one time...
02-09-2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 668
Views: 28,090
Posted By franklin_m

Are you also saying that the President did NOT...

Are you also saying that the President did NOT use his column in the official magazine to attack someone running for EC? In fact, I think the EVP did that as well in the same issue. No secret...
02-09-2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 668
Views: 28,090
Posted By franklin_m

Like many dysfunctional organizations, the AMA is...

Like many dysfunctional organizations, the AMA is set up structurally to preserve the status quo. To run for EC, you must first be a leader member. To be a leader member, you must first be anointed...
02-09-2021, 03:27 AM
Replies: 668
Views: 28,090
Posted By franklin_m

Meanwhile, we're all still waiting to hear YOUR...

Meanwhile, we're all still waiting to hear YOUR plan / opinion on how to reverse the AMA's financial trends. You are an EC member after all? Or is your plan to just keep doing more of the same and...
02-07-2021, 01:49 PM
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Views: 28,090
Posted By franklin_m

I agree ... AMA ... please prove me wrong. Let's...

I agree ... AMA ... please prove me wrong. Let's see TRENDS over time, adjusted for inflation.

And for the record, continued silence speaks volumes....
02-05-2021, 04:05 AM
Replies: 668
Views: 28,090
Posted By franklin_m

Anyone notice how they operate? Single data...

Anyone notice how they operate? Single data points proving a rule? He references one success and implies that somehow indicates greater success. Keep in mind the one club to which he refers is...
Forum: RC Jets
01-22-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 21,348
Posted By franklin_m

Everything you said is correct. And it's still a...

Everything you said is correct. And it's still a security breach to photograph a pod w/o the radome on it ... antennas a classified. Of course other technical details are as well of course. But in...
Forum: RC Jets
01-22-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 21,348
Posted By franklin_m

Copy. Just trying to help you out. That's an...

Copy. Just trying to help you out. That's an ALQ-99 pod configured for a certain part of the frequency range that you've modelled. Ironically, while that one likely would have been carried on wing...
Forum: RC Jets
01-22-2021, 03:37 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 21,348
Posted By franklin_m

Hydro is correct, that pod is different. When...

Hydro is correct, that pod is different. When flown tactically, it was always on the centerline. The other pods are all identical when viewed externally (except for markings). That's all I can tell...
01-21-2021, 03:50 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,756
Posted By franklin_m

EC continues to make decisions and set strategy...

EC continues to make decisions and set strategy based on flawed assumptions: (1) everyone loves flying toy planes as much as they do, and (2) that those who don't just haven't been exposed enough.
...
01-20-2021, 04:07 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,756
Posted By franklin_m

As promised, I dug into my numbers. There's 360...

As promised, I dug into my numbers. There's 360 individual entries, and I figure there's a mistake or two. Thank you for helping me find it. In the raw data for the assets info, I had the same number...
01-19-2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,756
Posted By franklin_m

Still it's worth me double checking. If there's...

Still it's worth me double checking. If there's an error somewhere, I want to make sure it's fixed. If the numbers are different than yours, I want to understand why. Shoot me a PM of exactly what...
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