Feb March 2016 News

Club meeting notes

Six members attended the February 1st meeting.  Matt said he has three tables for use by NCRCM club members at the upcoming McMinnville swap meet.  Pete said he would draft an email notice about the swap meet and send it to members ( See Details Here).  Pete informed us that he notified the Tillamook airport of our RC operations at the NCRCM airfield as required by the FAA and recommended by AMA.  We discussed putting up a new welcome/information sign in the NCRCM airfield parking area.  Pete, Stuart and Matt will work on it over the next few months.

McMinnville Swap Meet

Several NCRCM members who shared the three tables at the swap meet had a very successful day, selling the majority of their items.  Thanks to Matt for getting it organized.

FAA Rules-more info

Don’t miss this short video explaining the major concerns over FAA rule interpretations – presented by the AMA  In particular, it explains that the 400′ altitude limit that the FAA’s website forced you to acknowledge and consent with when you obtained your registration does not apply to AMA members. (advance video timeline to 4:16)

The Tillamook airport operator has been notified of ongoing and year-round flying activity at the NCRCM airfield location.  This notification is documented with our club as well as with the AMA.  If you fly at another location that is within 5 miles of the airport you may want to consider making a separate additional notification for it, there is no special format required by the FAA for the notifications.