As we are all fully aware, AMA recently revised their membership policy so that membership renewal date is now 12 months from the initial date of membership, rather than the prior policy of annual, January 1 to December 31, membership.
This change by AMA is now out of sync with MARC membership policy, which is annual, January 1 to December 31.
Recent speaker at our general meeting, Prof. Chris Lum of the UW's Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, had mentioned that the department would be holding a design review presentation this winter, for their upcoming senior project, and that our input would be welcomed. This looks to be an especially interesting design project--a plane that carries the disassembled components of another plane, the latter of which has to carry a mission payload. successfully.
The park has received a complaint from our birdwatching neighbors that our planes regularly overfly the area to the west of our field. The complaint, received last Saturday late afternoon, also cited excessive noise from the plane(s) in question, which would indicate that one or more large-displacement gas-powered planes were the source of the complaint. Please remember that we have a strict 90 dB noise limit, and that all gas-powered (as well as large-displacement glow-powered) planes must be certified as compliant to use our field.