Where: So St. Paul Airport, Fleming Field Terminal Building Meeting Room, 1725 Henry Ave., So St. Paul, MN
Time: 7:00 PM
Agenda: Review 2019 expenses in preparation for 2020 budget. Finalize 2020 budget and set dues.
RVRC Board President -Dan Knack - (651) 200-5607 Cell -(651) 248-6301 Vice President – Marc Radle - 612-770-0298 Secretary/Treasurer – Steve Hefty – 651-690-3017
The February meeting will consist of budget review and preparations for the upcoming season. I’ve been hearing positive feedback regarding the snow plowing at the field. I see no reason why we can’t include this expense in our future budgets. I hope everyone can attend the meeting and voice their opinion. We will begin collecting dues for 2020 at the March meeting.
Also, it's my understanding that Mark R. will be bringing an RC Submarine to the meeting for show and tell.
Cannon Falls Lions Pancake Breakfast
I have been contacted by a representative of the Cannon Falls Lions Club asking if our Club would be interested in displaying a few airplanes at their Pancake Breakfast and Fly-in on Father’s Day at the Stanton Airport. They are planning a car show and military flyover as well as serving their annual pancake breakfast. The date is June 21st and the event is from 7 AM until noon. They were hoping we could display up to ten airplanes. This will be discussed at the February meeting.
AMA Government Advocacy Coalition
Reprinted from the Model Aviation website Government Blog
A new coalition has launched to protect the model aviation hobby industry, starting with the fight for a better rule on remote identification of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The coalition includes aviation associations, hobby shops and manufacturers. As a united front and voice, the AMA Coalition has been sharing their concerns regarding the proposed rules on remote ID on Capitol Hill this week. Many offices acknowledged that the proposed rule goes much too far. While most offices were aware of the modeling community’s dissatisfaction, they had failed to grasp the extreme approach outlined in the proposed rule. The coalition helps to show that AMA is not the only one concerned with Remote ID. Representative Woodall noted that our strength in numbers is impactful since AMA has previously been the only group to bring about concerns regarding the proposed rules on Remote ID. To learn more about the AMA Coalition, visit modelaircraft.org/govcoalition.
The coalition has visited the following office’s and the message is being well-received: Angie Craig, Representative of Minnesota Eleanor Holmes Norton, Representative District of Columbia Garret Graves, Representative of Louisiana Greg Pence, Representative of Indiana Kyrsten Sinema, Senator, Arizona Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S., Representative of Arizona Pete Stauber, Representative of Minnesota Rob Woodall, Representative of Georgia Rodney Davis, Representative of Illinois Ross Spano, Representative of Florida Steve Cohen, Representative Tennessee Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Majority Staff
P.S. The FAA has declined the request from AMA, EAA and others to extend the comment period on the Remote ID NPRM. The deadline remains March 2, 2020.
Dinner Before the Meeting
If you are interested in sharing a meal with a few Club members we will be dining at B52’s Burgers and Brews, 5639 Bishop Ave., IGH. Members usually arrive by 6 PM.