, Middletown

, Ohio

, United States

Posted on
2020-02-14 10:33:13
“In the early 70’s my Father introduced my Brother and I to control line flying. Back in the late 40’s and 50’s my Father was very active in free flight models. By the late 70’s I became an AMA Member and joined a local club. The club had a flight training program and my RC flying hobby began. This hobby spurred me to become who I am today, mechanical engineer. I have been building and flying RC airplanes for more than 42 years. I am planning to retire in the next 3-4 years and looking very much forward to enjoying this hobby even more. I have a stock pile of kits, plans, motors, engines and radio gear to be utilized in my retirement. Over the years I have introduced others to the hobby, given them guidance, flight training, building assistance. Helping others and witnessing them succeed is a very rewarding aspect of the hobby. Personally I have never forgotten those who have aided me in the past. I have a very stressful job and this hobby allows me to unwind, slow down and forget modern issues. When I have a model in my hand it’s like being a young kid again. The thoughts of the government placing unrealistic burden that prohibits modelers from designing, scratch building or modifying existing designs makes me very sad. What am I going to do without this hobby? At this moment I have (20) aircraft that are 100% complete and airworthy, ready for flight at a moments notice. Numerous kits and plans waiting to be built, I have a lot of money invested in my stock. If this NPRM goes into effect all of my planes, kits and spares will be worthless. Regards, Brad Mullins”