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For more information on how to join or to get involved, contact us.
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The Recreational UAS Safety Test
If you haven't done this yet you need to complete ASAP.
The FAA now requires all recreational flyers to pass The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST). The FAA defines a "Recreational Flyer" as a person operating Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) weighing less than fifty-five pounds exclusively for recreational purposes. This includes airplanes and helicopters as well as multi-rotors. If it flies and we control it remotely, the rule applies. Although the test is really directed at multi-rotors, the rule applies to ALL UAS.
For complete details, see the KARCS Recreational UAS Safety Test page.
Members are reminded that kerosene and other petroleum fueled
jet turbines and pulse jets are not allowed at Little Field.
Electric ducted fans (EDFs) are permitted.
Membership renewals for 2022 are now available. A completed and signed membership form is required from each renewing member. See the Membership Page for details.
Field Gate Lock
The gate lock is being damaged due to forcing, either open or closing.
To close the lock, (1) ensure the dial is set to the numbers of the combination, (2) firmly insert the shackle into the lock case, and (3) spin the dial at least once to a random number.
If you can’t spin the dial to open the lock, push up lightly on the bar holding the lock. This will take the pressure off the lock shackle.
Never force this kind of padlock!
Message from the President
As we prepare for this Thanksgiving Holiday— rather than just being a day where we eat too much and strategize our Black Friday sales plan of attack — we should reflect back on our historical and spiritual roots as we give thanks to Almighty God for all we have and can be. We should follow Abraham Lincoln’s example by repenting and asking for God’s forgiveness for our personal sins and our nation’s perverseness. It is a little bit hard to read at times but here is President Lincoln's declaration made when he declared a day of Thanksgiving for the nation:
"As a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquility and Union."
I believe that his declaration is still appropriate today.
We should seek to reconcile with others and apologize for the harm we have caused. Our actions should reflect our grateful hearts. We should thank God for the people that are in our lives, as we enjoy a meal with friends and family.
We can share the grace and the blessings that God has given us by serving the homeless or inviting people who have no place to go on Thanksgiving.
I wish you all a "Blessed, bountiful and happy Thanksgiving in however you decide to celebrate it. Stay safe, stay warm, and don't eat too much.
KARCS - President
For more, see the President's Messages Page
About the AMA
The Academy of Model Aeronautics is the world's largest model aviation association, representing a membership of more than 200,000 from every walk of life, income level and age group. It is open to anyone interested in model aviation.
AMA District XI includes the states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington.
District XI Website (offline)