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January Club Meeting

Our next meeting is 7:00 p.m. January 15th at K&W Cafeteria in Burlington. The address is 2629 Ramada Road Burlington N.C., 27215. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss swap meet duties and plan the upcoming year. If you plan to help with the swap meet please attend this meeting. Our Swap Meet is vitally important to the financial health of our club.

 The 2019 BARKS Swap Shop is coming on February 23rd

  Time to start cleaning out the hanger to turn last years airplanes into $'s and find  
   something new to fly for 2019!
  Table registration is open!  Click here

Swap shop 2018

Joe Harris with his scratch built Corsair
Joe Harris Corsair

Friday, April 27, 2018

Dear members,

On April 27, 2018 The House of Representatives passed the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 (H.R.4), a long-term reauthorization of the FAA. We are happy to share that Section 336, also known as the Special Rule for Model Aircraft, is included in this bill with meaningful refinements that we supported to help make it stronger. We especially want to thank the thousands of members who participated in our Call to Action in the last few weeks to let Congress know the importance of protecting our hobby. Your efforts during this critical time have made a significant impact.

Attention BARKS Members

From AMA Government Relations.  As of 12/12/2017, President Trump has signed a bill making UAS (most model aircraft) registration a federal requirement again, including for AMA members. For more information and frequently asked questions, please visit the AMA federal registration page here....

Flight safety issues occurred during this past summer which the BARKS officers have addressed by imposing new flight restrictions on all model aircraft.  A copy has been attached to each of the three field shelters and it is also available on the BARKS website by clicking Club Info\Documents\BARKS Rules and Regulations\BARKS Flight Patterns.  These new regulations are effective immediately.

The following rule remains in effect indefinitely:
Models with internal combustion engines are not to be flown before 10:30 AM on Sunday mornings

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Weather conditions at the BARKS field
Weather conditions at the BARKS field