The FAA warns unauthorized drone operators that they may
be subject to significant fines if they interfere with emergency response
operations. Many aircraft that are conducting life-saving missions and other
critical response and recovery efforts are likely to be flying at low altitudes
over areas affected by the storm. Flying a drone without authorization in or
near the disaster area may unintentionally disrupt rescue operations and violate
federal, state, or local laws and ordinances, even if a Temporary Flight
Restriction (TFR) is not in place. Allow first responders to save lives and
property without interference.
Government agencies with an FAA Certificate of
Authorization (COA) and private sector Part 107 drone operators who want to fly
to support of response and recovery operations are strongly encouraged to
coordinate their activities with the local incident commander responsible for
the area in which they want to operate.
If UAS operators need to fly in controlled airspace or a
disaster TFR to support the response and recovery, operators must contact the
FAA for authorization. Each TFR has the appropriate contact information.
Federal Aviation Administration <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The August 28th, 2017 Membership Roster is available in the Members Only Section.
Here is a link to
"everything you always wanted to know" about Lipo batteries
2017 Board of Directors! Dom DiDomenico - President, Dick Turner -
Vice President, Ray Smith - Treasurer, Jim Blue - Secretary, Tony Paluzzi -
Field Marshal, Becky Paluzzi - Representative, Jim Steenson - Representative,
Jesse Hinds - Safety Officer, Willard Lee - Safety Officer.
The University of Tenn at Martin stopped by our field to
for details). Thanks to Dom D. for write up and photos
COME OUT AND FLY WITH US
Welcome to our newest event sponsor: Heads Up
- you should notify the club of
any change in address, email, or phone number. Contact any Board member or your
webmaster (OFMCWebmaster@cfl.rr.com ) with
the new information.
22, 2017 NOTE:
FAA sUAS Registration
(w/certificate) required to fly in all events at OFMC.
In accordance with the US Court of Appeals Ruling of May 19, 2017 (FAA'a
Regulation Rule is vacated), OFMC will no longer be requiring sUAS
registration to fly at our field or to join the club.
to AMA District V website.
AMA See and Avoid Guidance. Dedicated traffic spotter required for all
operations expected to excede 400'
Suggestion for weather websites:
Weather Underground (Shady Airport) and
CheckTheSock.com (Ocala Airport)
COMING UP SOON:
Sept. 16 ~ 17th Yeager Warbird Fly-In ~ Tri-County ~ Dunnellon (Flyer)
Oct. 7 ~ 17th Open Fly-In ~ On Top Of The World ~ Ocala
Oct.14 ~ 4th Hellings Benefit Fly-In ~ H.A.M. ~ Brooksville
Oct. 19~21 ~ 4th 12 O'Clock High ~ F.T.E. ~ Lakeland (Flyer)
Oct. 21 ~
Grand Opening Fly-In ~ FLying Gators M.A.C. ~ Gainesville (Flyer)
Oct. 21~22 ~ Florida Soaring Society ~ F.S.S. ~ Alachua
Oct. 14 & 15 ~ 15TH I.M.A.C. ~ O.F.M.C. ~ Ocala
Oct. 28 ~ 16th RS Salute to Vets ~ O.F.M.C. ~ Ocala
Nov. 1~5 ~ 3rd Red Flag ~ F.T.E. ~ Lakeland
Nov. 4 ~ Club 40 Reunion Pylon Race ~ H.A.M ~ Brooksville
Nov. 18 ~ 8th Big Bird ~H.A.M. ~ Brooksville
Nov. 18~19 ~ Tangerine Soaring Competition ~ Orlando Buzzards ~ Morriston