Let Your Voice Be Heard!

by Robert King on August 24, 2014

The FAA has extended the deadline for comments on their Interpretive Rule. We have until September 23, 2014 to add our comments. This rule will affect each and every one of us and this hobby.

You can get some understanding on this from the AMA here: http://www.modelaircraft.org/aboutama/AMAInterpretiveRuleResponse.aspx

To read the actual proposed rule here: http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=FAA-2014-0396-0001

You can add your own comment here: http://www.regulations.gov/#!submitComment;D=FAA-2014-0396-0001

Here is club and board member Ted Holdredge’s response to the FAA:

As a radio control model aircraft builder and flyer for the past 30 years, I cannot understand why the FAA can circumvent the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012. This act was approved by Congress for the aero modeling community. This Congressional act “Prohibits the FAA from promulgating any new rule or regulation regarding model aircraft.” Current rules established by the local flying community and the AMA are in existent for the safety of both the flyer and the public. These rules have been the cornerstone of our sport for years and to date have been instrumental in establishing both the safe and sane guidelines for our sport. There have been individuals that have abused the current mandated rules established by the AMA that have brought attention to our sport by the media. These individuals are not part of our controlled sport but rather individuals that take it upon themselves for their own interest. Why the FAA or any other agency steps in and try’s to control our sport over one or two rogue individuals is beyond any rational reasoning. Our flying club, San Gabriel Valley Radio Control League has operated in our current site for over 30 years without one incident of irresponsible flying. We police our pilots and prevent those that are not qualified in both experience and or credentials from flying. Those that are inexperienced we train until they acquire the level of flying that is safe. This is not just how our club operates, but is the operation plan for all model aircraft flying clubs. 

I strongly urge the FAA to reconsider their position regarding imposing additional rules on model aircraft that go beyond the current Moderation and Reform Act of 2012 established by Congress.

I strongly urge each and every one of you to pass this along and give your own response to the FAA.

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Mini IMAC August 23 [Canceled]

by Robert King on August 10, 2014

Was just informed that the Mini IMAC this Saturday the 23rd has been canceled.

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Field Closure Dates Due to Concert Event [Updated]

July 22, 2014

Ok we have just been informed that the field will be closed from July 28th to possibly August 6th. No access at all. I will update on the open date after the concert. Information on what is taking place at our park is here : http://www.hardfest.com  

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Club Fun Fly Canceled

July 9, 2014

The club sponsored fun fly and BBQ scheduled for July 12th 2014 has been canceled.  We hope to bring back this event next year. Jerry Swaim

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2014 SGVRCL Poker Fun Fly [NEW DATE]

May 31, 2014

 

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Castle 2014

May 29, 2014

RJ and I went to the Castle Rally of the Giants for the 3 days this year. Got a hotel room in Merced which worked out nicely. Had loads of fun and I would recommend it to anybody who has never been. Hung out under the flying canopy with some of the club guys. I […]

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