District VI—Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri
2134 S. Hillcrest Ave., Springfield MO 65807
Tel.: (417) 830-9211; www.amadistrict-vi.org
Jason Patrum, club president, brings it down.
Please welcome Gary Himes as
District VI’s newest associate vice
president. Gary loves to build and
fly a large variety of aircraft, enjoys
people, is easy to talk to, and travels
to many events. He is from the north
Kansas City area. If you see him please
congratulate him on his new role.
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No fear here!
National Model Aviation Day (August
17) is almost here. The purpose of the
event is to showcase model aviation
in a positive way. It would be nice to
see some constructive news about our
At the time of this writing, there
are 60 registered clubs. You have until
August 1 to get your club signed up
Hurry up and get in on the fun.
its snow date, May 5. Unseasonably
cool temperatures and wet conditions
didn’t dampen the spirits of pilots in
Pilots showed up to fly and took part
in an egg drop, carrier landing, and
other skill-testing games, and enjoyed
the provided lunch and camaraderie.
The 4 State R/C Club, located near
the historic Fort Crowder area, is
home to roughly 30 active members
who fly helicopters, 3-D, sport, and
Plans are underway for the
announced fall fun-fly, set to be held
Saturday, September 7, 2013.
Contestants ready aircraft for the Egg Drop
The latest news on the FAA situation:
AMA leaders met with Jim Williams,
the executive manager for the FAA
UAS Integration Office, on May 8.
During that meeting, they worked
out the details for moving forward
and enacting the Special Rule for
Model Aircraft provided in the FAA
Modernization and Reform Act passed
in February 2012.
AMA is working with the FAA
staff to develop a Memorandum of
Understanding that will serve as a
signed agreement for enacting the
new law, Public Law 112-95, Sec
336. With any luck, we should have
a signed agreement in place later this
Treasurer Terry Bolin helps Bill start a Carbon
Z Super Cub.
The 4 State R/C Club held its annual
spring fun-fly in Neosho, Missouri, on
Jon Postma, club vice president, and Bill,
discuss important details.
Program of the Month: The AMA
Walk of Fame at the International
Aeromodeling Center is designed in
the shape of a large propeller and
signifies the history of the hobby
with names from all sectors of model
aeronautics. A brick in the Walk of
Fame includes your name, or the
name of an honoree. It’s a permanent
testimony to your continuing support
of the hobby.
Walk of Fame bricks are available in
different shapes, colors, materials, and
prices. Watch for specials during the
Nats and again during the Veterans Day
holiday. You can order a brick online at
donations.aspx or by contacting
Mandee Mikulski at (800) IFLYAMA,
ext 277. You will find her friendly and
easy to work with.
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