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Frank Tiano, Candidate for AMA President

Discussion in 'AMA and FAA Discussions' started by Bartman, Jul 23, 2016.

  1. Buddy5303

    Buddy5303 70cc twin V2

    I am one of the 900 but that's crap.

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  2. porcia83

    porcia83 30cc

    In what regard, the turnout for Tiano or the turnout from the membership?
  3. Buddy5303

    Buddy5303 70cc twin V2

    The membership turnout. It was a long shot for a write in anyways but 15% of membership voting is a joke. They didn't even have to drive to a polling place. Just a short trip to the mail box you know they made anyways.

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  4. porcia83

    porcia83 30cc

    Yup, agree completely. Apathy and I presume some contentment played a role here too. District elections results were sparse as well. I would have thought at least 20-30% would have at least cast a vote. Not that different at the club level. One club I'm with had officer elections and 47 out of 200 members voted. I'm sure Rich will do a fine job, I doubt there will be any substantive changes in the way the AMA operates, and I think that would have been the case no matter who won.
  5. Astrohog

    Astrohog 70cc twin V2

    And the Town Crier has found another street corner on which to blow his horn!!

    Funny how you attacked me on the other street corner for calling the AMA membership apathetic!! Are you going to use a different playbook here, or just more of the same?


  6. Luchnia

    Luchnia 70cc twin V2

    I don't think GSN will tolerate a lot of sideline garbage. This should be interesting :cool:
  7. Well this is old news but I voted for Frank and Yes I'll side with anyone who wants to shame the membership for being apathetic. The whole organization is enveloped in bureaucracy and has become about the money. Look at the ads in the magazine, what's most prevalent, the one thing that has given all of us the most grief in the last two years DRONES? Good grief. They're the high paying advertisers so there they are. And because of them we all have the FAA up our wazoos. OK Im off the soapbox.
  8. porcia83

    porcia83 30cc

    More generalizations...the organizations is "enveloped in bureaucracy" ...it's "all about the money" "drone ads are the most prevalent". What magazines are you talking about specifically? Got any actual examples? Take a look at Model Aviation. look at the November MA magazine. Taking out the "ads" for the AMA related programs, I counted a total of 73 ads. Give or take one or two oversights, here is what I found:

    FPV/Drone related ads: 4
    LOS ads: 53
    Both items in ad: 11
    Non specific ads: 5

    The non specific ads were for things like Harbor Freight, or On top of the world, etc. Some ads has both LOS and FPV (like Hobbyking's multipage ad). Also captured in that "both" category are ads for batteries and chargers only.

    For October:

    FPV/Drone related ads: 3
    LOS ads: 56
    Both items in ad: 8
    Non specific ads: 1

    For September:

    FPV/Drone related ads: 2
    LOS ads: 54
    Both items in ad: 6
    Non specific ads: 4

    The FPV/Drone ads represent a minute fraction of the ads, at least for the last three months. For those ads where both were present, the FPV/Drone was not the focus of the ad and was barely noticed (see specifically the Tower ads).

    As for the usual complaints about bureaucracy, how do you expect any organization to run without a "bureaucracy"? Have you volunteered your time to help the effort like the other members of the AMA EC? You do realize they don't draw a salary right?
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