Competitions/Technical FAQ


Communication:

Q. How do I contact the Competitions Department?

 

Sanctions:

Q. How do I sanction an event?
Q. How do I submit a Sanction request online?
Q. Who is my District Contest Coordinator
Q. Why would I need additional insurance for a sanctioned event?
Q. What are the reasons for sanctioning?
Q. What is the deadline for the magazine and what is the lead time?

 

FAI Programs/ US Team Selection:

Q. What or who is the FAI?
Q. What are FAI programs?
Q. What is an FAI Sporting License and how do I get one?
Q. Can I pay my program entry fees and FAI stamp by credit card?
Q. Are FAI Sporting Codes available?





Q. How do I contact the Competitions Department?

A. Contact us directly by telephone, fax, or email. When using the phone, dial (765) 287-1256 and enter the extension when the automated attendant answers.

Tony Stillman, Interim Technical Director
phone:(765) 287-1256x 230
fax:(765) 286-3303
email:

Jamie Corn,(Sanctions,Contest Calendar, Contest Directors, Rule book, National Records, Contest Coordinators)
phone: (765) 287-1256x 232
fax:(765) 286-3303
email:

Colleen Pierce (FAI, Teams)
phone:(765) 287-1256x 252
fax:(765) 286-3303
email:  

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Q. How do I sanction an event?

A. Sanction applications and payment (payable to AMA) may be submitted online through our Contest Directors Portal or mailed. Mailed applications MUST GO DIRECTLY to the District Contest Coordinator for the District in which the event will take place. A minimum of 30 days is required to process sanction applications (90 days if the contest is to be printed in one issue of Model Aviation Magazine) the Coordinator will check the dates, area draw protection, and forward to the Competitions Department for processing. All Flying certificates will be sent electronically to the e-mail address provided on your sanction application. Membership records can be accessed and or updated on our website; www.modelaircraft.org under the “Members Only” section. For those without an active email account, we will continue to mail your packet

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Q. How do I submit a Sanction request online?

A. Sanction requests may be submitted online using our “Contest Director” portal or via the US Mail. A guide on Creating an online sanction may be found on the AMA website http://www.modelaircraft.org/files/cdhelp.pdf

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Q. Who is my District Contest Coordinator

A. This information can be found on the AMA website at http://www.modelaircraft.org/events/contestcoordinators.aspx

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Q. Why would I need additional insurance for a sanctioned event?

A. The AMA sanction event certificate is the normal means of providing proof of $2.5 million of insurance coverage for the event sponsor. If you need to extend this coverage to land owners or organizations e.g. flying site owners, government agencies, other organizations etc, whose property will be used for the event you may obtain an Additional Insurance Certificate to provide additional insurance to these people. In cases where the flying site owner is already issued a Certificate of Insurance under a club charter, no further application is necessary, any club activity including the Sanctioned Event is automatically covered.

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Q. What are the reasons for sanctioning?

A. #1 Sanctioning offers protected draw area and date protection for like events.

#2 To offer chartered and non-chartered clubs an additional insurance to those who may decide to fly in an area other than what is already listed in the AMA's club records as their club flying field, or additional sponsors who may require it for the particular event.

#3--To offer a written text listing advertisement in the Contest Calendar section of Model Aviation Magazine. (Subject to lead time requirements).

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Q. What is the deadline for the magazine and what is the lead time?

A. The 14th of every month. 90 (ninety) days prior to the event for at least 1 (one) listing in the magazine.

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Q. What or who is the FAI?

A. FAI stands for Federation Aeronautique Internationale, FAI is the world sanctioning body for sport aviation. This includes full size aircraft and models. The US participation in World Championship events is under the auspices of the FAI and uses the rules put forth in the FAI Sporting Code (rule book for international competitions).

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Q. What are FAI programs?

A. FAI programs are events which are recognized internationally. Members participate in the programs to become members of a team, which compete in World Championships that are held in various countries. The programs (there are 15) are made up by the participants of that event along with a Team Selection Committee (elected participants from each district). AMA supports the Team Selection Committee by distributing information, tabulating various votes, etc. AMA does have guidelines for each of these groups and some set procedures. AMA supports the various teams monetarily and administratively.

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Q. What is an FAI Sporting License and how do I get one?

A. An FAI Sporting License is a stamp on the back of an NAA license that allows one to fly in international FAI events . These can be obtained thru AMA by contacting Colleen Pierce at (765)287-1256 x 252.

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Q. Can I pay my program entry fees and FAI Sporting License by credit card?

A. Yes, you can contact Colleen Pierce at AMA (765)287-1256 x 252. You may pay with Mastercard, Visa or Discover.

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Q. Are FAI Sporting Codes available?

A. Yes, FAI Sporting Codes are available for $5.00 per section or $20 for the entire FAI Sporting Code thru the Competitions Department FAI Sporting Codes can also be found on the FAI website at http://www.fai.org/fai-documents

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