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This means that we are EXEMPT from the FAA's Remote ID rules slated to go into effect on September 16th, 2023 while flying at our field at Kingston Downs.
       You DO NOT need to equip your aircraft  with remote ID devices to fly at                    Kingston Downs Field. 

AMA TAG (Take Off & Grow) Grant

BCMA was just awarded a $1000 TAG (Take off and Grow) grant to partner with a local middle school STEM program by the AMA!!! Many thanks to the AMA and to District V leadership at the AMA for making this happen.

Looking forward to helping out a STEM ( Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) middle school group design, source materials, build, and ultimately fly a model aircraft (3 actually per semester) for a school year. Club members will mentor weekly the students as they move from building to flying! The goal of the AMA’s TAG program is to engage a live for aviation and modeling within the local community. BCMA is thankful for this partnership with a AMA and our local middle school.

Next Club Meeting

Saturday, December 2nd at 11am
BCMA, Kingston Downs Field  
If a rain date is needed, it will be announced.

Jeff Holland

President - BCMA

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Kingston Downs Speed Limit is 25 mph

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Nominations for club officers for 2024 are open
Now through Wednesday, November 15th @ 5:00 pm.

 To nominate someone or yourself. 
Email club secretary Duane Knight @ duaneknight@comcast.net
Club officers up for vote in 2024 are:
President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Field Safety Officer.

Upcoming Events

Chile Pot Fly-In

Bring your Best Pot of Chili

Saturday, January 13th 2024

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Bartow County Schools

 

 

 

 

 

TAKE-OFF AND GROW:

Buckle up, Woodland Middle School students! A brand-new learning opportunity is about to take off…literally!

It’s a unique offering made possible by 8th grade WMS Social Studies Teacher Michael Adcock and Bartow County Model Aviation! Last school year, Mr. Adcock knew his students had a real passion for the engineering component of Aeronautics. So, he sent a few emails, and BCMA jumped at the chance to help with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) and enrichment activities!

Fast forward to today, BCMA President Jeff Holland, Vice President Richard LeClaire, Treasurer Keith Schevling, Safety Officer Paul Napier, and member Greg Roper presented WMS with a $1,000 Academy of Aviation Take-Off and Grow grant. That will be used to purchase drones, but that’s not all. BCMA members are also donating their personal time, resources, skills, and knowledge this academic year. They will facilitate hands-on construction and flying of radio-controlled aircrafts and teach the mechanics, design, history, and career pathways related to aeronautics and aviation.

  Thank you, BCMA! Your impact is                           immeasurable!

Southeastern Model Show​
March 1st & 2nd, 2024
This annual event is the largest R/C Swap Meet in the US, featuring over 400 vendors exhibiting at 1000+ tables across three large halls at the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter. Enjoy two days of swap and exchange of R/C and other related items. Raffles, Prizes, Concessions & More!
Swap Meet/Exchange Gates Open:

Friday, March 1st - 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday, March 2nd - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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