Flying Site Assistance Program

The AMA has been involved in helping clubs with flying site issues for many years. After all, without flying sites, we can't enjoy our hobby! As AMA's Flying Site Assistance Coordinator, my job is to assist clubs with any and all issues in regard to flying sites.

Tony Stillman, Flying Site Assistance Coordinator
Please contact me any time by phone at 1-800-I-FLY-AMA, Ext 230, or via e-mail at .

You can also speak with Erin Dobbs at AMA HQ at 1-800-I-FLY-AMA, Ext 272. Erin can mail documents to you, should you need a hard copy.

  


 

Potential Flying Site Locations - map pins indicate general locations/communities that have expressed interest or have land available for potential sites.


View AMA Potential Flying Site locations in a larger map

View AMA Potential Flying Site locations in a larger map

There are really two major aspects of AMA’s Flying Site Assistance Program:

Getting a flying site remains a matter of local people locating a suitable piece of ground and then making the correct approach to the owners/administrators. This approach must dignify the sport; legitimize the need; and show how model aviation is a constructive, educational, and excellent recreational activity that is governed by a safety code and federal regulations. The size of your national organization (AMA), the number of chartered clubs and the wide support from industrial and educational institutions add up to an excellent story to support your requests for flying privileges. 

Keeping the flying site you have is an issue that, unfortunately, is many times left to chance by clubs. A renewed effort is being placed on educating clubs and members on way to ensure that the flying site you enjoy today will still be there for you tomorrow. We can provide assistance to you to help you have peace of mind concerning your flying site and its future. 

So, where do we begin? I’m glad you asked! If you are brand new to this journey of finding a flying site, I suggest you start by getting a copy of our “Bible”. It is the “Getting and Keeping Flying Sites” book. This book provides detailed information to help you all the way from planning your search to designing your field layout and safety rules. There is also a video for your on-line viewing that is a presentation of the book, done in a seminar format. This is handy, especially if you don’t really want to read a book. 

Now that you have an overview of the Flying Site Assistance Program and you are somewhat familiar with the two main sections, you can select the specific support page to help you. These pages are filled with success stories and downloadable documents that can give you very specific help. We also have some Power Point presentations that you can download and modify to fit your clubs needs and situation. Feel free to review any and all of these documents. Keep in mind that I am always here to help. Give me a call or e-mail so we can discuss your situation and help you develop a plan. 

Tony Stillman, Flying Site Assistance Coordinator
Please contact me any time by phone at 1-800-I-FLY-AMA, Ext 230, or via e-mail at .