Bakersfield Multirotor

Frequently

Asked

Questions.

Does the Club fly every week? Yes, you may find someone flying someplace every week. Join the Bakersfield Multirotor FaceBook page to keep updated on all local activities and if you would like, we will add you to our group Facebook chat to find out when we fly. Does Bakersfield Multirotor fly in the heat of the summer? Yes, the heat can be bad but we fly all summer long.   Some FPV goggles now come with fans and that helps. Some members own easy-ups or we all sit under shade trees including flying in the morning or late afternoon. Is the Bakersfield Multirotor AMA Chartered field opened to all AMA members? The Bakersfield Multirotor AMA Chartered Field (St. John’s) is open to all BMR club members that hold a valid AMA membership.  As the club pays a monthly rent, it's only fair that others pay as all should pay for the privilege to fly at the field. All pilots shall hold an AMA membership as per insurance we cover for St. John's you must be an AMA member before you can fly at St John's.  What times are the Bakersfield Multirotor AMA Chartered field open? The AMA charted fields is a 500 foot by 300 foot locked in grass field and only opened by three Club members per meet-ups and/or Facebook events hosted by Bakersfield Multirotor Club. The hours for St John's are from about 9am to 6pm Saturday and 3pm to 7pm Sunday all year but only per Facebook chat and/or RCFlightDeck.com events the club host. Join the Bakersfield Multirotor group today and let us know you live in Bakersfield or within driving distance and we will add you to the BMR Local Facebook Chat group so you will know when and if we are flying. My spouse and children fly, do they require membership in the Bakersfield Multirotor Club? Your spouse and children are part of the club for free. Only one member per immediate family is required to pay dues.  All members are required to be AMA members if they plan on flying at any AMA sanctioned event or AMA chartered flying field. Did you know, AMA membership for under 19 is free? Why do I need to be a BMR Club RCFlightDeck.com member? The Bakersfield Multirotor Club uses RCFlightDeck.com to track membership, collect member dues, and manage club members membership time lines.  To be a member it’s mandatory that you Join the free Bakersfield Multirotor Club RCFlightDeck group at http://BakersfieldMutirotorClub.com. What is the cost to become a Bakersfield Multirotor Club members? Member dues are just about $5 a month, Yearly membership at $60 or just $30 for Half a Year, paid through RCFlightDeck.com, PayPal or cash to the club treasure. ( https://www.paypal.me/BakersfieldMR ) Club Membership is FREE if you don’t fly. If you don’t fly, free membership could last a lifetime. RCFlightDeck.com membership required for all members at; http://BakersfieldMultirotorClub.com What AMA membership is required to fly at the BMR Club AMA Chartered Field? Any membership is valid from AMA’s 3 month trial membership, standard full membership, senior membership, and even the Park Pilot AMA membership depending on AMA guidelines. Drone Racers should all be full AMA Members as to the speed of the aircraft Join now at: http://www.modelaircraft.org  How do I Join the Bakersfield Multirotor Club? Follow these steps: 1. First Join the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) at https://www.modelaircraft.org if you are not already an AMA member. 2. Than the simplest way to join the club by going to http://BakersfieldMultirotorClub.com and crating an account on RCFlightDeck.  3. Come out to St. John’s and say hi Do FPV Pilots need a Ham Radio license to fly FPV? We also strongly encourage our pilots to hold a Technician-Class License, which is required from the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) to transmit the video signal from your aircraft back to your visual display on the amateur radio band and frequencies. The license is not overly difficult or expensive to obtain and you learn more about what makes our sport work. Click HERE, for more information on how to obtain a FCC Technician- Class License. What are the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) membership options?

Full "ADULT" Membership:

Age 19-65 - $75* 65 & over - $65* Under 19 - Free* Additional family members - $38* Benefits: $2,500,000 personal liability insurance coverage* $25,000 Medical Coverage-AD&D Policy ($10,000 Death Benefit)* $1,000 Fire, Theft, and Vandalism coverage* Model Aviation monthly magazine* Access to members only section of the AMA website* Ability to fly at BMR Chartered AMA chartered club site or events* Toll free customer service – 1-800-I-Fly-AMA (435- 9262) Always comply with the AMA Safety Code.

Park Pilot Program**

Costs: $38 Benefits* $500,000 personal liability insurance coverage* Park Pilot quarterly magazine* Access to the members only section of the AMA website* AMA Park Pilot Partner network to help you get started* Toll free customer service – 1-800-I-Fly-AMA (435- 9262) Always comply with the AMA Safety Code. Not Recommended for Drone Racers * Prices and benefits may change per AMA ** Aircraft must not exceed 2 pounds, 60 mph, and may not be powered with an internal combustion engine What are the Schedule and Rules at the St. John’s AMA Field? This information is listed at the Places We fly page.
Why is Bakersfield Multirotor Club an Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) Chartered Club?  The AMA is the lowest cost method for Bakersfield Multirotor Club to cover the required insurance required by all the flying locations owners and event locations. With the combined membership fees by the club and AMA membership, this fully covers the full cost of the insurance requirements. What is the AMA? The AMA is the worlds largest model aviation organization representing over 180,000 members. AMA is the chartering organization for more than 2,500 model airplane clubs across the country. AMA offers its chartered clubs official contest sanction, insurance, and assistance in getting and keeping flying sites. Flying site assistance and disaster relief funds are available to chartered clubs. More Information on the AMA go to; http://www.modelaircraft.org  Do I need a Facebook account or join BMR Facebook group to be part of Bakersfield Multirotor or join the club?  Facebook is the main communication method with Bakersfield Multirotor but you do not need to be on Facebook to be part of Bakersfield Multirotor.  It does help to be on Facebook as you can communicate with fellow members, know when events may be scheduled or moved, or just follow the sport with people from all over the world. The Only requirements to be a member of the club, besides chip-in dues and being a member of the AMA is to join the Bakersfield Multirotor RCFlightDesk.com  group. The RCFlightDesk.com group will also list all scheduled club events but you may miss out when the AMA field is unlocked by not being on Facebook. What aircraft are allowed at the Bakersfield Multirotor Chartered AMA Club flying site?  Only RC battery powered Multirotors, helicopters, and airplanes (& FPV Wings) are allowed. The BMR Chartered field does not allow craft with internal combustion engines I don’t live in Bakersfield but would like to fly with the club at the AMA field, do I need to become a BMR Club member?  Non-local visitors are welcome to fly with us at the AMA chartered field during scheduled events but if you frequent the field, we do ask you join the club to help us maintain our insurance. All visitors must be an AMA member to fly at all sanctioned and chartered flying sites and events.
Bakersfield Multirotor

Frequently

Asked

Questions.

Does the Club fly every week? Yes, you may find someone flying someplace every week. Join the Bakersfield Multirotor FaceBook page to keep updated on all local activities and if you would like, we will add you to our group Facebook chat to find out when we fly. Does Bakersfield Multirotor fly in the heat of the summer? Yes, the heat can be bad but we fly all summer long.   Some FPV goggles now come with fans and that helps. Some members own easy-ups or we all sit under shade trees including flying in the morning or late afternoon. Is the Bakersfield Multirotor AMA Chartered field opened to all AMA members? The Bakersfield Multirotor AMA Chartered Field (St. John’s) is open to all BMR club members that hold a valid AMA membership.  As the club pays a monthly rent, it's only fair that others pay as all should pay for the privilege to fly at the field. All pilots shall hold an AMA membership as per insurance we cover for St. John's you must be an AMA member before you can fly at St John's.  What times are the Bakersfield Multirotor AMA Chartered field open? The AMA charted fields is a 500 foot by 300 foot locked in grass field and only opened by three Club members per meet-ups and/or Facebook events hosted by Bakersfield Multirotor Club. The hours for St John's are from about 9am to 6pm Saturday and 3pm to 7pm Sunday all year but only per Facebook chat and/or RCFlightDeck.com events the club host. Join the Bakersfield Multirotor group today and let us know you live in Bakersfield or within driving distance and we will add you to the BMR Local Facebook Chat group so you will know when and if we are flying. My spouse and children fly, do they require membership in the Bakersfield Multirotor Club? Your spouse and children are part of the club for free. Only one member per immediate family is required to pay dues.  All members are required to be AMA members if they plan on flying at any AMA sanctioned event or AMA chartered flying field. Did you know, AMA membership for under 19 is free? Why do I need to be a BMR Club RCFlightDeck.com member? The Bakersfield Multirotor Club uses RCFlightDeck.com to track membership, collect member dues, and manage club members membership time lines.  To be a member it’s mandatory that you Join the free Bakersfield Multirotor Club RCFlightDeck group at http://BakersfieldMutirotorClub.com. What is the cost to become a Bakersfield Multirotor Club members? Member dues are just about $5 a month, Yearly membership at $60 or just $30 for Half a Year, paid through RCFlightDeck.com, PayPal or cash to the club treasure. ( https://www.paypal.me/BakersfieldMR ) Club Membership is FREE if you don’t fly. If you don’t fly, free membership could last a lifetime. RCFlightDeck.com membership required for all members at; http://BakersfieldMultirotorClub.com What AMA membership is required to fly at the BMR Club AMA Chartered Field? Any membership is valid from AMA’s 3 month trial membership, standard full membership, senior membership, and even the Park Pilot AMA membership depending on AMA guidelines. Drone Racers should all be full AMA Members as to the speed of the aircraft Join now at: http://www.modelaircraft.org  How do I Join the Bakersfield Multirotor Club? Follow these steps: 1. First Join the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) at https://www.modelaircraft.org if you are not already an AMA member. 2. Than the simplest way to join the club by going to http://BakersfieldMultirotorClub.com and crating an account on RCFlightDeck.  3. Come out to St. John’s and say hi Do FPV Pilots need a Ham Radio license to fly FPV? We also strongly encourage our pilots to hold a Technician-Class License, which is required from the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) to transmit the video signal from your aircraft back to your visual display on the amateur radio band and frequencies. The license is not overly difficult or expensive to obtain and you learn more about what makes our sport work. Click HERE, for more information on how to obtain a FCC Technician- Class License. What are the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) membership options?

Full "ADULT" Membership:

Age 19-65 - $75* 65 & over - $65* Under 19 - Free* Additional family members - $38* Benefits: $2,500,000 personal liability insurance coverage* $25,000 Medical Coverage-AD&D Policy ($10,000 Death Benefit)* $1,000 Fire, Theft, and Vandalism coverage* Model Aviation monthly magazine* Access to members only section of the AMA website* Ability to fly at BMR Chartered AMA chartered club site or events* Toll free customer service – 1-800-I-Fly-AMA (435-9262) Always comply with the AMA Safety Code.

Park Pilot Program**

Costs: $38 Benefits* $500,000 personal liability insurance coverage* Park Pilot quarterly magazine* Access to the members only section of the AMA website* AMA Park Pilot Partner network to help you get started* Toll free customer service – 1-800-I-Fly-AMA (435-9262) Always comply with the AMA Safety Code. Not Recommended for Drone Racers * Prices and benefits may change per AMA ** Aircraft must not exceed 2 pounds, 60 mph, and may not be powered with an internal combustion engine What are the Schedule and Rules at the St. John’s AMA Field? This information is listed at the Places We fly page.
Why is Bakersfield Multirotor Club an Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) Chartered Club?  The AMA is the lowest cost method for Bakersfield Multirotor Club to cover the required insurance required by all the flying locations owners and event locations. With the combined membership fees by the club and AMA membership, this fully covers the full cost of the insurance requirements. What is the AMA? The AMA is the worlds largest model aviation organization representing over 180,000 members. AMA is the chartering organization for more than 2,500 model airplane clubs across the country. AMA offers its chartered clubs official contest sanction, insurance, and assistance in getting and keeping flying sites. Flying site assistance and disaster relief funds are available to chartered clubs. More Information on the AMA go to; http://www.modelaircraft.org  Do I need a Facebook account or join BMR Facebook group to be part of Bakersfield Multirotor or join the club?  Facebook is the main communication method with Bakersfield Multirotor but you do not need to be on Facebook to be part of Bakersfield Multirotor.  It does help to be on Facebook as you can communicate with fellow members, know when events may be scheduled or moved, or just follow the sport with people from all over the world. The Only requirements to be a member of the club, besides chip-in dues and being a member of the AMA is to join the Bakersfield Multirotor RCFlightDesk.com group. The RCFlightDesk.com  group will also list all scheduled club events but you may miss out when the AMA field is unlocked by not being on Facebook. What aircraft are allowed at the Bakersfield Multirotor Chartered AMA Club flying site?  Only RC battery powered Multirotors, helicopters, and airplanes (& FPV Wings) are allowed. The BMR Chartered field does not allow craft with internal combustion engines I don’t live in Bakersfield but would like to fly with the club at the AMA field, do I need to become a BMR Club member?  Non-local visitors are welcome to fly with us at the AMA chartered field during scheduled events but if you frequent the field, we do ask you join the club to help us maintain our insurance. All visitors must be an AMA member to fly at all sanctioned and chartered flying sites and events.