Flint Aero R/C Club - Frequently Asked Questions

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Membership:

Is club a charter member of AMA?
Yes charter member # 350.
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How many years has the club been in existence?
The club has been in existence for over 40 years.
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When was the club granted AMA charter membership?
The club was granted AMA membership over 40 years ago.
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How many members does the club average?
The club averages between 70 and 100 members per year.
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Does the club rent or own the land it occupies?
The club owns the land it occupies.
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What is the name of the flying field?
The name of the field is called Baker Field.
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What is the address of the flying field?
The field is located at 2039 Sheridan Road (M13) Lennon, Michigan 48449
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What are the directions to the club field?
Directions to our field can be found here
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When does the club officially open?
The club is open year round.
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Does the club conduct monthly meetings?
Yes, the club conducts monthly meetings.
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What night does the club conduct monthly meetings?
The club conducts monthly meetings on the third Sunday of each month.
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Who can attend the monthly meetings?
We invite anyone to attend.
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Where are the club monthly meetings held?
During the winter months (October through April) meetings are held at Dalton Airfied, 3400 Ann Drive, Flushing Michigan at 2:00 PM. During the flying season, however, meetings are held at our flying field, 2039 Sheridan Road (M13) Lennon, Michigan 48449 at 2:00 PM.
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Does the club provide flight instruction?
Yes the club provides flight instruction.
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What night, if any, is set aside for flight training?
Tuesdays May through September
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What time of day or night does the training begin?
The time is scheduled by appointment only.   The times are set up in advance by mutual agreement between instructor and student.
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If an individual requires flight training, what is required?
AMA membership, club membership and student aircraft. Back

What is AMA?
Academy of Model Aeronautics. For a complete detailed explanation of AMA please visit their website:
http://www.modelaircraft.org
Membership into AMA can also be obtained online.
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Would an individual be required to join AMA before receiving training?
Yes, AMA is required before receiving any training or instruction.
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Would an individual be required to join the club before receiving training?
Yes, you must be a member before you can receive training.
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What is the current cost per year for membership into the club?
The cost may vary from year to year. Currently Adults are $125, Seniors $115, and $30 for 18 and under.
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Why is it necessary to join the club before receiving flight training?
Our club by-laws state that an individual must be a member of the club before receiving flight training.  This stipulation protects not only the student but the club as well.
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Besides an instructor, what additionally must be supplied before receiving flight training?
Before receiving flight training you must be equipped with a buddy-box and buddy-chord. The club may be able to provide this equipment. Please check with your instructor.
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What is a buddy-box?
A buddy-box is a device which enables an instructor to take control of your aircraft in the event that it becomes necessary to avoid an accident.
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Does the club provide the buddy-box?
Yes, in most cases.  Most members use Futaba radio gear.  Therefore, Futaba buddy-boxes and chords are more prevalent.   We do however have a limited supply of JR equipment as well.  Check with your flight instructor for further details.
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How can I obtain additional information regarding AMA?
Additional information regarding AMA can be found here:
www.modelaircraft.org
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Why must I be a member of AMA before joining club?
Among other things, AMA provides required insurance in the event that your aircraft injures something or someone.   Additional information can be found on their website.
www.modelaircraft.org

Is proof of AMA membership required for membership renewal? Yes.
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How can applicant show proof of AMA membership?
By supplying an original or copy of his or her current AMA membership.
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Is the official membership form required to join or renew membership?
Yes.
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Do you have an online fill-out form for membership?
No, you must use the official membership form using either the PDF or MS Word format.
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Where can I obtain the official membership form?
The form can be found here either in PDF or MSWord format.
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Is membership fill-out form required every year?
Yes.
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Can applicant renew membership via snail mail?
Yes.
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Can applicant renew membership via electronic mail?
No.  You can obtain an entry form here, but payment and proof of AMA would additionally be required.
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Is proof of AMA membership required for membership renewal?
Yes.
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How can applicant show proof of AMA membership?
By supplying either an original or a copy of his or her current AMA membership.
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