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08-11-2015, 06:33 PM
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Posted By BrightGarden

I backed out the numbers around a couple of...

I backed out the numbers around a couple of months ago - this is likely a good synopsis. I would like to see AMA's numbers, as I think it is part of transparency and to see how my calculations fare....
08-06-2015, 06:00 PM
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Posted By BrightGarden

* Paying membership is around 120,000

* Paying membership is around 120,000
08-06-2015, 06:42 AM
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Posted By BrightGarden

Getting re-started last year, I was in and flying...

Getting re-started last year, I was in and flying for the cost of a DX6i (which is the minimum equipment I recommend to others) and $100 foamie (slowbipe.com) + electronics. That is less than the AMA...
08-06-2015, 06:13 AM
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Posted By BrightGarden

You have to look at the whole AMA body of...

You have to look at the whole AMA body of members. Many keep it simple - $$ spent on the hobby doesn't really mean an increase in pleasure/fun.
We're hearing in this thread and others that
People...
07-10-2015, 06:56 AM
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Posted By BrightGarden

Thanks on the tagline mention, LCShaf... I...

Thanks on the tagline mention, LCShaf...

I completely agree about it stinking.
My own story is that I loved building and crashing planes as kid, thru high school. Let the hobby go thru college...
07-10-2015, 06:17 AM
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Posted By BrightGarden

jonkoppisch and littlecrankshaf If a...

jonkoppisch and littlecrankshaf

If a CBOrganization with a smaller budget can self-regulate full-scale aircraft that carry humans can do a good job, so can we. That's USHPA.

In my opinion, this...
07-10-2015, 05:03 AM
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Posted By BrightGarden

+1 Houndog, in theory. There are some aspects of...

+1 Houndog, in theory. There are some aspects of what you propose that need to be hashed out.

I use personal watercraft(PWC's) and hang gliding/paragliding as examples.
Municipalities have...
06-26-2015, 08:05 AM
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Posted By BrightGarden

Absolutely have to have new membership levels in AMA to suit everyone.

If you break it down, the bleeding edge of the hobby has changed in huge ways.
Disruption has clearly come, and it has come in two ways.
1) multirotors
2) FPV

(subnote - progress in electric...
06-23-2015, 11:36 AM
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Posted By BrightGarden

I agree about transparency - increasing it will...

I agree about transparency - increasing it will only yield benefits.
Let's first start with the 2014 Annual Report to see how the membership dues is composed - how many full members versus park...
06-23-2015, 10:24 AM
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Posted By BrightGarden

Any new news on this? Doing some math. ...

Any new news on this?

Doing some math.
$17/$58 = 29.3% increase - this would be for the average member - not youth, park flyer, senior, other membership types.

Dues for 2013 was about...
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