Terms and Conditions - AMA Flight Safety Declaration - Gas Turbine Powered Airplanes or Helicopters - Large Model Airplane Program
AMA Sanctioned Event Flight Safety Declaration
By signing the AMA Sanctioned Event Flight Safety Declaration, each participant attests to the fact that he/she has the appropriate experience to participate in the event or will be assisted by an experienced participant during any and all flights in which he/she may participate. All model aircraft (including control systems, if applicable), used in the event have previously been successfully test-flown and are therefore qualified to be flown in the presence of fellow participants, event officials, and all others who may be in
the flight area during the event period. If the pilot is flying one or more aircraft that weigh more than 55lbs, and/or are powered by gas turbine engine(s), the appropriate AMA document(s) have been provided to the Event Officials. In addition, for sanctioned competition events, the participant also attests that he/she and any and all model aircraft have previously successfully completed a flight, including, if applicable, all maneuvers intended or anticipated prior to the specific competition event, or any demonstration flights that may be within the competition event designated time period.
Gas Turbine Powered Airplanes or Helicopters
Flying a gas turbine powered model requires the pilot to have an AMA Gas Turbine Waiver for fixed-wing, helicopter or control line models. This credential will be printed on your current AMA membership card and may also be verified on the AMA website. If you do not have a Turbine Waiver, you cannot fly a turbine powered airplane or helicopter at this event, unless you are on a buddy-box with an experienced turbine waiver holder.
Large Model Airplane Program
AMA has a program to allow the flight of model airplanes weighing from 55lbs up to 125lbs. The owner must file with the AMA to obtain a Permit to Fly for each specific airplane. The pilot must show this document to the CD or EM prior to any flights of a LMA. Current LMA aircraft can also be verified on the AMA website in the PERMIT TO FLY document 520-C. The owner must have a Permit to Fly for each aircraft that he or she (or the designated pilot) flies.
LARGE MODEL AIRCRAFT CLASSIFICATIONS WEIGHT CRITERIA
Large Model Airplane 1 (LMA-1) … 55lbs. (25kg) to 77lbs. 2oz. (35kg) with fuel, ready to fly
Large Turbine Model Airplane 1 (LTMA-1) … 55lbs. (25kg) to 77lbs. 2oz. (35kg) with fuel, ready to fly
Large Model Airplane 2 (LMA-2) … 77lbs. 3oz. (35kg) to 125lbs. (56.7kg) with fuel, ready to fly
Large Turbine Model Airplane 2 (LTMA-2) … 77lbs. 3oz. (35kg) to 100lbs. (45.4kg) with fuel, ready to fly