MOTIONS
EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETING 
JULY 20-21, 2013
Muncie, Indiana

It was moved, seconded and approved by acclamation to approve the Consent Agenda. Consent Agenda items: April 27-28, 2013 Executive Council meeting minutes; Mail/Conference calls re Award, Affinity Program, 6-18-13 AMS Discussion and 6-24-13 AMS Approval.

It was moved, seconded and approved by acclamation to increase the per diem rate to $46/day to come in line with IRS policy; effective 7-20-2013.


It was moved, seconded and approved by acclamation to approve the document titled Academy of Model Aeronautics Suggested Duties and Responsibilities Guidance for Associate Vice Presidents as presented July 20, 2013.

MOTION I: Moved by M. Johnston (VIII) and seconded by T. Jesky (VII) to approve the recommended changes to the document titled 2014 Flying Site Development/Improvement Grant Application Instructions as presented July 20, 2013.
MOTION passed: 8-Y; 4-N (III, V, VI and X).


MOTION II: Moved by J. Wallen (IX) and seconded by E. Williams (II) to approve two changes to Documents 550/560 as presented. Changes: in Documents 550 and 560, item 7. DEFINITIONS OF TERMS, include definition/explanation of “Buddy Box System”; Document 550, item 3 e) should read:  During an FPV flight, the FPV spotter must be prepared to acquire the transmitter/control from the FPV pilot and assume VLOS control of the model aircraft any time safe operation of the flight is in question.
MOTION passed unanimously.

MOTION III: Moved by M. Johnston (VIII) and seconded by B. Teague (IV) to approve the report of the Nominating Committee. Names to appear on the ballot:

President: Bob Brown (incumbent)
District I VP: Andy Argenio (incumbent)
District V VP: Kris Dixon
                 Larry Epifanio
                 Rick Grim
 District IX VP: Jim Tiller

MOTION passed unanimously.

MOTION IV: Moved by T. Jesky (VII) and seconded by B. Teague (IV) to adopt the AMA Adult Volunteer Agreement presented July 20, 2013.
MOTION passed unanimously.

MOTION V: Moved by R. Cameron (VI) and seconded by E. Williams (II) to approve the 2014 Academy of Model Aeronautics National Model Aircraft Safety Code as presented July 20, 2013.
MOTION passed: 11-Y (District IX VP not in room at time of vote).

MOTION VI: Moved by M. Radcliff (III) and seconded by R. Cameron (VI) to adopt the suggested policy relative to model aircraft flight operations at full scale airshows as modified July 20, 2013.

Policy: “Other than events involving AMA Show Teams, all model aircraft flight operations at FAA waivered aviation events (airshows) must be overseen by an AMA Contest Director and conducted under an AMA issued Class D sanction. The Contest Director shall verify the competency of the pilots and the safe conduct of the flight operations.”

MOTION passed unanimously.