Competitions/Technical FAQ


Communication:

Q. How do I contact the Competitions Department?

 

Sanctions:

Q. How do I sanction an event?
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 stamp 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, Sanction Secretary (Sanctions, Contest Calendar)
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. A licensed Contest Director needs to apply for the event sanction (Sanctioned Event Applications are available from the Competitions Department), forward the Sanction Application to the District Contest Coordinator (listed bi-monthly in Model Aviation, in the Focus on Competition section under the Competition Directory section or online) for the District in which the event will be held , the Coordinator will check the dates and area draw protection, and forward to the Competitions Department for processing. Once processed the Sanction Certificate will be mailed to the Contest Director

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Q. Who is my District Contest Coordinator

A. This information is listed quarterly in Model Aviation magazine in the "Focus on Competition" section under the Competition Directory or online

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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 stamp and how do I get one?

A. An FAI stamp 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 stamp 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 $15 for the entire FAI Sporting Code thru the Competitions Department.

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