Hello again! Much has happened for me in the last month. I have now moved to Muncie, Indiana, and I’m working at AMA Headquarters. Because flying site issues are a major concern of the AMA membership, Executive Director Dave Mathewson asked me if I would be willing to move to Muncie to work at Headquarters.
We worked out the details and now Flying Site Assistance is in-house at AMA. If you need to contact me, you can do so at the same email address, but my telephone number has changed to (800) 435-9262, extension 230.
With all of AMA’s resources at my fingertips, I will be able to assist your needs more quickly and provide more resources than before. I have always worked with Erin Dobbs at Headquarters, but now we can work more as a team to provide better support to you and your club. Please feel free to call with questions or needs. That is what we are here for!
As many of you know from experience, moving is not fun. I have been in the process of moving from Georgia nonstop for nearly two weeks. Now that I am here, I have boxes and boxes of stuff to find and unpack, but I am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel!
I hope I will get things sorted out soon and can fully concentrate on working at AMA Headquarters. Now, when it starts to turn cold this coming winter, I don’t know what this Florida boy will do! I know I have a big learning curve when it comes to dealing with snow and ice and I am not looking forward to that at all!
Everyone at AMA has welcomed me and I appreciate it. You have a great staff working for you at AMA Headquarters and I am privileged to be part of the team!
When I came to work, I was asked to take over some of the tasks of the AMA Technical Director, mainly in the area of the rule book and answering technical questions. With my background as a competition modeler, CD and former president of the National Society of Radio Control Aerobatics (NSRCA), I feel I can take on those additional duties.
If you have questions concerning any technical or rule book issues, please contact me.
I am looking for more success stories from AMA members and clubs. If your club has recently gained a new flying site, or was able to keep your site because of the club’s efforts, please contact me with your story. I would love to hear about it and possible publish it in a future issue of Model Aviation.