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MID-ATLANTIC RADIO KONTROL SOCIETY, Inc.

AMA CHARTER CLUB #333

   

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ABOUT MARKS

The MARKS club was founded in 1957 to promote the building and flying of radio controlled model aircraft. The club currently has approximately seventy members and maintains an AMA quality flying field on St. Lukes Road just Southeast of Fruitland, MD. In 2013, MARKS has been designated by the AMA, as a Gold Leader Club. This is the fourteenth straight year that the club has received a Leader Club or higher status.

Club membership is open to anyone who has an interest in model aircraft building or flying. Anyone interested is welcome to attend our monthly meetings or drop by the field to talk with some experienced flyers. Each month we post a club newsletter, The Marksmen, so that you can read about the activities of the club on an ongoing basis. Click the NEWSLETTER selection on the left to access them.

MEETING SCHEDULE AND EVENTS

SUNDAY AUGUST 28th 2PM

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Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Registration

https://registermyuas.faa.gov/.php

Special Rule for Model Aircraft Remains Federal Law

We are happy to announce big news related to FAA authorization. As of today, both the Senate and House of Representatives have passed a 14-month FAA extension, and the President has signed the bill into law.

We are very pleased that the FAA extension affirms our right to continue to fly within AMA’s community-based safety program and free from additional government regulations. Congress continues to recognize the importance of AMA and our strong commitment to safety.

As you know, AMA aggressively engaged with Congress to achieve the best possible result for our members. It is through these advocacy efforts that we were able to achieve our goal of maintaining the Special Rule for Model Aircraft and protecting our hobby. This victory adds to AMA’s history of successfully advocating for our members at the federal level, including with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the Department of Commerce, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of the Interior, the U.S. Forrest Service, the Department of Homeland Security, the FAA and Congress.

There are two important things for all AMA members to know about the extension. The first, and most important for our hobby, is that the extension preserves the Special Rule for Model Aircraft (Section 336 of the 2012 FAA Modernization and Reform Act) through September 2017. And second, while this bill does not nullify FAA’s requirement to register, we are pleased to share that the problematic language that existed in earlier FAA bills has been removed.

Our advocacy efforts are not over – we continue to work with the FAA on reducing the burden of the registration requirement on AMA members. And, over the next 14 months, we will continue to work with Congress on a long-term reauthorization bill that will further strengthen the Special Rule for Model Aircraft and advance other protections of our longstanding hobby.

We want to extend our appreciation to all of our members for your support throughout this process.

Please view video below for some tips about Drone flights from Jeff Dunham in regards to AMA Regulations..

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 Visitor flying privileges at MARKS Field

Because of the MARKS Clubs close proximity to Ocean City, many people visiting the area ask about guest fly privileges at our field. Due to the large number of requests and in order to maintain safety standards at the field, the Club’s longstanding policy has been that a current club member, in good standing, needs to accompany all guests while at the field and that the guest must be a current AMA member. This privilege is limited to three visits. For individuals that wish to fly more than three time, the club has a special vacation package available.

CONTACT US

The official contact for the club is Jason Taylor who may be reached at 757-709-9962 or at marksrc.sec@gmail.com   Several other members have volunteered their phone numbers as well and their names are listed on the members page of this site. Please feel free to contact any of them.

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