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  • Fred Kingsbury
    Good afternoon to all Loopers, Nick Ball here...
    I was asked if we could put on a little RC flying demonstration at a couple of shows the Collings Foundation is putting on this summer.    One will be July 10 and 11, Saturday and Sunday, the other is in September. I think the 22/23.  So I am looking for a couple of things: pilots to do demonstrations, maybe 4-5 with larger RC planes so they can be seen more easily.
    It may be nice to have a glider in the mix and I would bring some aircraft to display on the runway edge and have some information about RC in general and maybe our club as well. If someone has some nice scale planes for display that would be great. too
    Where the Collings fleet is grounded they are looking to fill in a bit of what the aircraft would display with our stuff. 
    Please Contact Nick Ball if you are interested in helping.
     

  • Fred Kingsbury

    Planes and Parts for Sale

    By Fred Kingsbury, in News,

    We got a call from Diana Cooper, who is assisting Don Schipani, who I believe used to be a member, to liquidate his planes and parts. Hi lives in Norfolk. There are several planes and lots of parts.
     There is a 90 size Seagull. It’s brand new and has NEVER been flown. It has Bowman rings that Bowman installed himself. Don wants $150 for the Seagull. 
    Contact Diana Cooper at 508-507-1492 if you are interested in viewing and/or purchasing.
    Don wants his planes to find a good home where they will be appreciated and enjoyed.
    Fred Kingsbury
    The Tech Guy
     
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  • Admin
    Lazy Loopers Flying Club Members,
    Tomorrow, September 19th the LLFC will have a biplane day and a remembrance day for Rick Holmstrom. The club will provide food and drink. Please bring a dish of your own and, of course, a biplane. Or any plane to fly will be welcome.

    10am Start with 10 am a flyover for Rick beginning at 130 pm. Several club members are in touch with Rick's family and have requested a remembrance of Rick. That will also happen that day.
    So please, let's get all members that can make it to come. Tell other members who may not get these messages yet to mark Sept 19th with a rain date of the 20th.
    Hope to see you there. 
    Andrew
    President, LLFC
     
       

  • Admin

    FAA Interim Final Ruling - Important

    By Admin, in News,

    All,  we need to start displaying the FAA number on our RC planes and drones starting Feb 25th based on the interim final ruling issued by the FAA.   Other articles on this page and the banner at the bottom explain how to get an FAA number if you dont have one.
    https://amablog.modelaircraft.org/amagov/2019/02/13/faa-issues-interim-final-rule-for-external-marking-requirement/
     

  • Admin
    On December 12th, President Trump signed the National Defense Authorization Act which reinstated the FAA's sUAS registration requirement. As a result, ALL 'drones', which under the law are defined as any small Unmanned Aircraft System, or in plain English- ANY RC aircraft weighing more than 0.55LBS and less than 55LBS.   We strongly encourage all LLFC members to comply with the law until such time as the AMA can either secure a waiver allowing AMA members to use their AMA number instead or until further legal challenges and changes are made. 

    From the FAA Website: " You will be subject to civil and criminal penalties if you meet the criteria to register an unmanned aircraft and do not register. "

    Again, the Law defines Model Aircraft  as follows (originally from the FAA website FAQ)

    Is a UAS the same as a model aircraft?
    Congress defined a "model aircraft" as a UAS that meets all of the following: Is capable of sustained flight in the atmosphere Is flown within visual line-of-sight of the person operating it Is flown for hobby or recreational purposes
    We prefer to take a better safe than sorry approach to this issue. We'll be updating our member application to include your FAA registration number again as well as your AMA number.

    The law doesn't require you to register every plane/heli/drone you own. Only that you register yourself and affix the FAA number somewhere on your aircraft. It can be hidden inside the battery compartment as long as the number can be easily accessed with simple tools - like a screwdriver.
    If you haven't already registered, you can do so here: https://registermyuas.faa.gov/register
    The AMA has created a small FAQ to answer questions about this matter, and you can find it here: http://www.modelaircraft.org/aboutama/faa-uas-faq.aspx

     

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