Question & Answers
Q: Why join the Smoky Hill Model Flying Club?
A 1: Smoky Hill R/C Flying Club, Inc. standard membership will provide you with access to the Smoky Hill R/C Flying Field (.5 mile East of the intersection of Ohio/Schilling Rd).
A 2: Smoky Hill R/C Flying Club, Inc. provides students with affordable, discounted student membership.
A 3: Smoky Hill R/C Flying Club, Inc. believes that education is important in promoting safe R/C flying and that is why Smoky Hill R/C Flying Club, Inc. promotes and will invite you to yearly educational seminars.
A 4: Smoky Hill R/C Flying Club, Inc. provides an organized structure, via club constitution with an active board of officers that handles all business/organizational affairs, complaints, current/future field development & improvements.
A 5: Smoky Hill R/C Flying Club, Inc. also provides members with a periodic newsletter that informs you what is going on at the flying sites, plans that we have for the future for site improvements, progress of on going events and plans for educational seminars.
A 6: Smoky Hill R/C Flying Club, Inc. encourages the design, construction, operation of all miniature & giant R/C controlled aircraft. Smoky Hill R/C Flying Club, Inc. also promotes contests, events and exhibitions for radio control miniature aircraft. Smoky Hill R/C Flying Club, Inc. promotes safety programs to insure a safe radio control aircraft flying site.
Q: Other requirements?
A: All flyers are required to be a member of the AMA (Academy of Model Aeronautics 5161 E. Memorial Drive, Muncie, Indiana, 47302 phone#: 1-765-287-1256, 1-800-435-0262, www.ModelAircraft.org). All flyers are required to produce their AMA number to fly unless you are training with an club instructor.
Q: Why require AMA membership?
A: Although we have made every effort to see to it that our flying sport is safe we know that accidents can occur. AMA provides R/C flyers with liability, and medical insurance coverage. Smoky Hill R/C Flying Club, Inc. members, via AMA Liability Coverage, are financially protected. This requirement is for your protection and ensures that you have liability protection coverage should an accident occur. Smoky Hill R/C Flying Club, Inc. believes that all should strive to be financially responsible pilots.
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