Happy New Year!

Busy pits at the Air Show.
Some 3D action.
A little electric biplane.
Loading the Candy Dropper.
OMAS on display at the Air Fair.

Happy New Year to everyone!

2017 was a great year for the Oregon Miniature Aircraft Society and we’re looking forward to making 2018 even greater.  We had a fantastic Airshow and display at the Hillsboro Air Fair and are looking into adding more events into our calendar.

OMAS has a new year’s resolution: Increase our membership!  To that effect we have a special announcement:

OMAS is holding a membership drive for 2018 and that means all new memberships are 100% FREE!!! So tell your friends and family.  Of course they still must have an AMA membership, which comes with insurance.  On top of that from now on all junior membership (17 and under) is also free.

To encourage more membership participation in club business we’ve also started a new dues discount program (discounts will start in 2019).  The discounted renewal will be only $60, which is a savings of $15 off the regular renewal price.  To qualify for the discount you need to be an “Active Member” and what that means is you need to come to a majority of the regular club meetings and assist in field operations such as mowing the grass, helping during the airshow, instructing new pilots, etc. However, if you just want to fly you can still be a “Flight Only Member” and pay the full $75 renewal.

If you haven’t noticed yet, you can renew your membership directly on the website and pay using PayPal. We hope this will make it easier and quicker for everyone to renew and keep flying into the year.

Reminder: The annual OMAS banquet is coming up and will be held at Elmer’s restaurant in Hillsboro on February 17th. Officer reelection will happen during the banquet. Frank Williams has announced he will be stepping down as Secretary as he feels he hasn’t done a good job in that respect, but is happy to continue as Webmaster, social media director and Introductory Pilot Instructor; anybody interested in taking over the secretary position can contact any club officer between now and the banquet. Dave Davis will seek reelection as President; Jay Fonville will seek reelection as Vice-President; Cliff Yee will seek reelection as Treasurer and Joe Slinvinski wil seek reelection as Safety Officer.

As always Happy Flying!