How to Become a New Member of the Silent Electric Flyers
To join the SEFSD flying club, you must be a current member of the Academy of Model Aeronautics. The AMA annual dues, currently $58 for an adult, provide you (and our club) important liability insurance coverage.
An Adult Membership in the SEFSD costs $45 for the calendar year (Jan 1st through Dec 31st). Additional family members in the same household pay only $10 for the calendar year. Anyone under the age of 21 may join for only $10! Remember that SEFSD memberships expire Dec 31st. An adult member who joins in August, for example, pays $45 to fly through Dec 31st.
A new SEFSD membership allows you to fly at our indoor and outdoor sites.
Follow these steps to receive your new membership badge in the mail:
1) Join the AMA. Get the regular membership, not the “Park Flyer”. You can do it online in minutes, but it takes up to two weeks to actually receive your AMA number. Don’t procrastinate, because the AMA number gets printed on your SEFSD badge, and you’ll want to minimize the delay.
2) Print out this SEFSD Membership Application form. You will need to sign it twice, because the bottom part is a legal Waiver of Liability that the City of San Diego requires. Then send the original (not a scan) the old fashioned way, using the Post Office or the Pony Express, to:
9366 Loren Dr.
La Mesa, CA 91942
For renewing members, beginning now, you can renew and pay online and the paper application won’t be necessary. See below.
3) Decide how you want to pay. One method is to write a check for the membership amount, and include it in the envelope with your application/waiver to the above address. The other method is to pay online, using PayPal. With PayPal you can use your PayPal account or a credit card.
4) For all new and renewing members in 2014
We now offer a 2 year membership. First you must have a two year membership in the AMA which expires December 31, 2015. You may then obtain your SEFSD membership for 2 years ending December 31, 2015. Both steps must be completed or your membership process could be delayed.
If you renewed your membership in AMA for two years in 2012 and your renewal will expire at the end of 2014, you will be unable to renew your SEFSD membership for two years until next year.
Paying the incorrect amount may delay your membership process, requiring refund of your money and starting process over.
How to Renew your SEFSD Membership for 2014
Since you already signed a Waiver and the club has it on file, you can renew for 2014 and pay online! It’s quick, it’s easy, and you don’t need a stamp. Make sure your AMA is current. Then, just fill out the form below: