WELCOME – We are glad you are thinking of joining us!
I’m Bob, the club’s Treasurer and handle the membership area.
EMAIL me the following information if you are interested in joining:
- City / State / Zip
- Phone (Cell preferably)
- Do you text (yes / no)
- EMAIL Address
- AMA Number (All club members must have an AMA membership; MAAC is no longer sufficient for membership – see the article at the bottom of this page).
My email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Payment: Dues are as follows and are for the calendar year only:
- If you are joining the club in the January – June timeframe, the dues are $70. This is for the entire year (January – December).
- If you are joining the club in the July – December timeframe, the dues are $45. This is for the remainder of the year (July – December).
Payment can be made by Zelle or PayPal – send to email@example.com. If you use PayPal, select “Sending to a Friend” option….then no discount is assessed. If you prefer to pay cash or check, please email me and I’ll give you further information on how to get payment to me.
After I receive your emailed information, and have received your payment, I will email you a PDF file with your membership card and gate code. If you wish to pay cash or by check, I’ll call you and we can figure out the best way to get that accomplished. Keep in mind, until you’ve paid and I’ve verified your AMA member status, you will not have access to the field. Oh, by the way, that plane is a lot smaller than depicted in the photo….lol.
FYI – there is an engine size limitation at the field. No NITRO or GAS engines larger than 1.8 cubic inch/30 cc are allowed. This limitation is waived during AMA sanctioned events, such as IMAC or NSRCA, both precision flying contests. Also, no TURBINE engines are allowed due to the type material used for the runway as the fabric material would be burned by the extreme heat of the exhaust.
By joining SLMAC, all members agree to abide the AMA rules, the Club By-Laws dtd 7 January 2022, and the SLMAC Safety and Flying Guidelines dtd 14 Sept 2021. The By-Laws and Safety and Flying Guidelines are located in the Members Area.
And for our Canadian members – here is the latest regarding MAAC and AMA memberships:
The former agreement between the Model Aeronautics Association of Canada (MAAC) and AMA is no longer in effect because of recent changes in the Canadian Aviation Regulations (Canada’s counterpart to the FAA) Part IX and its exemption granted to MAAC and its members.
In order to fly model aircraft in Canada as a US resident, you must have a MAAC membership. There are two options to join MAAC. You can purchase a temporary 90-day foreign membership for $40 CAD or a full membership for $80 CAD. Please visit MAAC’s website for more information.
Effective January 1, 2022, AMA will require MAAC members to join AMA for coverage fly at our fields and events. Affiliate membership for non-US permanent residents is $36 per year and includes insurance and competitive privileges. Click here to sign up as an AMA Affiliate member. Non-US citizens are required to follow the same model aircraft regulations that US citizens are required to follow, including registering at FAA’s Drone Zone and taking The Recreational UAS Safety Test at www.modelaircraft.org/trust.
To remain current with the most recent government-related news, regularly visit the AMA Government Affairs blog.
If you have any further questions or concerns, contact the Government Affairs department at (765) 287-1256 or firstname.lastname@example.org.