• 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 for the first years dues to the address indicated. 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 are just needing to renew after your first year of being a member, you can pay with PayPal. The cost is $65.00 plus a $2.00 charge for using PayPal. Save a few stamps and a lot of time if you choose to do it this way. Email Cameron to let him know and he can coordinate the mailing of your new club membership card with you. The PayPal link is here.