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HELLO AGAIN, all. This will be my last
column. I want to make sure everyone
knows I plan to continue compiling a
newsletter. The next edition is just about
ready and will be e-mailed on January 1,
2011. If you would like to receive it, send
me an e-mail at email@example.com and I
will put you on the list.
The format will be exactly the same, with
articles from any members and clubs
welcome. Since most of us are into the
building season I would like to see a few
more building articles. You don’t have to do
some fancy professional job. Just send me a
few pictures and write a short piece about
how you built your airplane, set up your
shop, or even describe your new airplane
Now I’m not saying you can’t send a
professional article about building your
model or on anything else for that matter.
It’s just not a requirement.
Wow. Thinking about 2011, I remember
when I thought the year 2000 would never
get here. Do you remember how different
the hobby was back then? There have been
many changes in that time. Change is good
sometimes, although not always.
I think some of the changes we have seen
in the hobby in the last few years have been
great, but at the same time not so for all of
them. The area concerning the FAA is not a
comfortable one. I assure you your AMA
Executive Council (EC) is working very
hard to protect your rights to fly, just as it
always has. The committee members who
are assigned to the task are smart gentlemen
and they will do their very best for us all.
Another change that I don’t think is so
good is how little people build these days.
Building your own airplane is really a very
important part of the hobby. I know I
mentioned this before, but I feel it is
important. Try building something small,
and please let us know about it.
I must say good-bye for now. It has been
my honor to serve as your District X vice
president. I have other duties that continue
and additional ones are being offered. I am
looking forward to the future and plan to
continue my volunteer efforts as I always
I would like to thank the entire staff at
AMA Headquarters. They are the very best
and have been great to me and treated me
like family. To the EC, I was proud to sit
and work with all of you. Hopefully I can
work with you again in the future. I thank all
I absolutely love this hobby and this
organization and my desire to help will not
Please enjoy a few pictures from this past
Ryan Owens taking the Slick for a stroll.
Don Hille, Chula Vista club president, and
Dave Armstrong poses with his C-130.
An electricified conversion of an old Byron
Gliding in Los Angeles.
The Santa Fe Dam RC Modelers is a nice
Helicopters in Las Vegas.
Roughly 2,000 kids in District X got gliders
or rubber-powered airplanes in education
programs this past year.
Mike Brown, District X Vice President; firstname.lastname@example.org
Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada, Utah
Bella Vista CA
Tel. (530) 440-8732
For a complete listing of district
officers and volunteers, please visit
the District X Web site at
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