• AMA – The Academy of Model Aeronautics
You must join or be a member of the AMA to become a member of Columbia RC. The AMA is the largest model aviation association, representing a membership of more than 175,000 from every walk of life, income level and age group. It is the chartering organization for more than 2,500 model airplane clubs across the country. AMA offers its chartered clubs official contest sanction, insurance, and assistance in getting and keeping flying sites.
Columbia RC welcomes new members. After joining the AMA (link provided at the top), download the application below to your computer by right clicking on the file and choose; “File, save as.” Open, print and fill out the form. Mail it along with a check (or pay with PayPal) for the first year’s dues to the address on the form. Then get ready to fly.
We haven’t raised our club dues for over 20 years but this year, after missing out on income from our yearly Swap Meets, we raised it $20. It’s now $75 for a new member and $65 for members who are renewing from the previous year. We are still lower than most clubs in the area.
If you have a PayPal account, why not use that to pay club dues online and save the hassle of envelopes, stamps and the post office? You’ll need to fill in the proper amount on the PayPal webpage you are redirected to by clicking on the link below. There is info on the bottom of the new page on what amount you should use. The payment goes directly to our Club Treasurer. He will need to, and can verify your current AMA membership after he receives your payment. Here’s the PayPal link to Cameron.