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The PRA Rotorcraft Magazine is FREE to PRA members*.
(*Non-members will receive a light version of the publication called PRA E-Alert)
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December 2010 January 2011
March / April 2011
(June 2012, Subscribers Only At This Time)
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In 2010 the PRA board, faced with dues revenue that could no longer support a paper magazine, decided to go electronic. The PRA began a 90-day free trial of Rotorcraft E-Zine to all who wanted it, members or not, to build our media reach. The board took a chance on the free distribution idea, and paid membership numbers actually surged about 20 percent.
The original 90 days was extended, first to a year, then indefinitely. But the initial surge passed, and we're now seeing less than a third of the readers of Rotorcraft
contributing to support the organization that produces it. The board decided at Mentone to end the free trial. Starting with the September 2012 issue, you'll need your PRA membership
to be current in order to access Rotorcraft
If you currently fly or ever hope to fly gyroplanes or experimental helicopters, it is crucial to support PRA
. Among the most important reasons is PRA's increasing profile with the FAA.
We're gaining a larger voice in FAA affairs, and the safe administration of yet another convention did not go unnoticed. Make sure we can be there the next time the FAA overlooks us when proposing new regulations!
If you've let your membership lapse, please renew
. If it's simply slipped your mind, or you just never bothered to create a login, make it a point to get current
before you miss the September issue of Rotorcraft
. (If you've forgotten your PRA membership number, see page 11 of this month's Rotorcraft to learn how to get it e-mailed to you.)
PRA's administrative costs have been reduced in 2012, but progress on the issues which matter to you will be difficult without more of the sport's participants on board. Will you spend the equivalent of dinner for two once a year to keep the skies open to us?
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