Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
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Rob Holland in a rare moment of straight and level at Oshkosh...



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
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Have fun Zim! Safe travels!!



JWilsonphoto
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Mike Collins is a good friend and fellow ISAP board member, he is an articulate and wonderful gentleman, and......he knows how to judge a cover shot!



MMcGrath
Registered: Apr 15, 2006
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Anyone from the Arizona / California contingent fancy a day or so shooting in December (week before Christmas) possibly in Death Valley?



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
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Hey Guys and Gals,

Mark PM'd me with an ISAP question and I think it might be a good idea to post it for all of you. Those of you closest to me know what a drumming the board has taken over the past two years as we attempted to bring ISAP forward and turn it into an organization that actually benefits it's membership in terms of amenities, education and opportunities. Here is my reply to Marks' valid question about dues going to $75. Also keep in mind that it has been widely publicized, since a year ago, that the dues were going up and could be renewed prior to that at the $35 rate.

Hi Mark,

Sorry, I've been so slammed that I haven't had time to address much other than my immediate challenges. Here's my take on it. The 35 dollar dues for ISAP over the years has been a joke. Given what ISAP offered it's members for a decade, maybe 35 bucks was too much. When we took over there were a number of things that needed to be revamped, ISnAP, we needed a real website, not that mess we had for a decade. We needed IT help and insight. The association lost between $1,500 and $7,000 each and every year, and provided very little in the way of exposure, education, a web presence it's members could point to proudly.

When you boil it down, ISAP needed to offer value and be run like a business. We undertook that responsibility. Much research was done into similar organizations and we found that many of them had dues in the $250 to $350 range. We raised ours to $75 because we felt like that would begin to give us the resources to bring more amenities and opportunities to our membership. As of last week, ISAP members receive a free membership to NAPP, a $99 dollar value, if you don't take advantage of all the discounts offered to members. There will be more and more perks like that as the organization grows. Under the previous leadership members paid $35 and basically got a website that a creative person would be ashamed to tell someone about, and the opportunity to attend a mediocre symposium.

Obviously we realized that there would be some attrition when renewal time rolled around, but that is just a fact of life. The organization could not survive, much less grow the way it was being handled prior to our assuming the board responsibilities. We certainly don't want to drive members away, but we do want to provide an organization that offers opportunity to it's members. Honestly, the past two years has been a real pounding for all the board members, I don't know why most of us didn't throw in the towel in the first six months, but we didn't want to do that to our membership.

I hope this clarifies our decision to raise the dues, and I'm sorry that your questions were overlooked.

Thank you for your inquiry.

JW



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
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I can't disagree Jim...

Compared to WPPI, PPA, ASMP, etc...

ISAP is a flat out "steal"



Angry
Registered: Nov 08, 2011
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Country: Australia

gerov wrote:
Steve,
is there anything else

Oh yeah - there's some art, I think



I think theres a few rolling hills or some sort of landscape things to take happy snaps of.....I hear the light is sort of ...OK.....

Enjoy yourselves...

Remember we wanna see images,...or it never happened..

Now about someone to carry your bags...

Al



Angry
Registered: Nov 08, 2011
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Country: Australia

Bill Gass wrote:
Don't forget the wine !


Wine ?,...Wine

beware Wining Fotog...

Al



Jan-Arie
Registered: Dec 24, 2005
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Hurricane



Bill Gass
Registered: Feb 09, 2006
Total Posts: 4101
Country: United States

Angry wrote:
Bill Gass wrote:
Don't forget the wine !


Wine ?,...Wine

beware Wining Fotog...

Al

A drink of wine ? Italy ?
Ya know !



Jan-Arie
Registered: Dec 24, 2005
Total Posts: 4039
Country: Netherlands

Hey Bill hows life in Rocky Point Or, see you live near Klamath Falls ever see the eagle's fly?



futurshox
Registered: Feb 15, 2008
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Couple o' links for y'all.

First up; I made a blog post about Reno Air Races! Written largely from the point of view of someone who has not attended before and was finding things out as we went along, since that is what happened... Enjoy:
http://futurshox.blogspot.com/2013/09/reno-air-races-2013.html

And I just came across this; flying underwater in a new kind of submersible:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/21/deepflight-super-falcon_n_3957253.html



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
Total Posts: 4775
Country: United States

2013 AvWeek Contest Is Open...
http://www.aviationweek.com/topicsevents/PhotoContest.aspx

Reduced entry fee this year...



Bill Gass
Registered: Feb 09, 2006
Total Posts: 4101
Country: United States

Jan-Arie wrote:
Hey Bill hows life in Rocky Point Or, see you live near Klamath Falls ever see the eagle's fly?

Yesssssss...That's my secret get away place. Still got a ticket for night launches, just been to busy workin.
You get over this way look me up and we'll go out on the runway for a few and then up to Crater Lake.



nrferguson
Registered: Apr 20, 2004
Total Posts: 2326
Country: United Kingdom

Flying Legends 2013



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
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Country: United States

Nice capture Niall,

Wonder what that bird flies like?



JWilsonphoto
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Jay, if you are entering the competition again, I'm going to spend my entry fee on a burger!



Jan-Arie
Registered: Dec 24, 2005
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Country: Netherlands

Nice Hawker Nimrod with the RR Kestrel engine probably fly's like an angel I hope



Jan-Arie
Registered: Dec 24, 2005
Total Posts: 4039
Country: Netherlands

JWilsonphoto wrote:


Jay, if you are entering the competition again, I'm going to spend my entry fee on a burger!


let me guess going to " in 'n out "



Jan-Arie
Registered: Dec 24, 2005
Total Posts: 4039
Country: Netherlands

Just over the apartment and on the boarder of the Rotterdam atc zone...



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