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Old 10-29-2014, 08:46 AM   #1
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Airheads (ABC) club issues with current leadership

For those who are Airhead Club members or may consider becoming a member but don't frequent the Airheads List on Micapeake, here is information about current issues with the Airheads club:

www.casano.com/airheads/index.html

Having been a member and considering to renew my membership, I was interested in the information provided. Others may or may not be.
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Old 10-29-2014, 08:54 AM   #2
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wow thats messy..

i have been meaning to join for months.. now, not so much..
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Old 10-29-2014, 09:06 AM   #3
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That may explain why my phone number was changed, incorrectly, after years of the correct one posted in the Dairectory . Along with a 2 digit AH buddys listing being dropped all together from the latest issue of the Dairectory .
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Old 10-29-2014, 09:13 AM   #4
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I'm not renewing my membership given the fact it doesn't really get me anything I can't figure out on my own or learn here in this very sub forum.

The same thing has been true of every other scooter/car/motorcycle national group I've ever been a dues paying member of though. The internet is sending mailing lists and pamphlet publication the way of the dodo bird.
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Old 10-29-2014, 09:22 AM   #5
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I like the Airheads. At least I like the newsletters, especially the technical articles by Oak. I like the invites to the tech days, although I have never attended one. I don't have time for the political behind the scenes BS

I've never really liked the website. Our user names are a string of impersonal numbers. The search function isn't really good. The articles are rarely updated

I've never used the micapeak list. Didn't even know it existed

Funny- their slogan has always been 'simple by choice' Simple indeed
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Old 10-29-2014, 09:32 AM   #6
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I expect the truth is somewhere between the lines drawn out... I was an ABC member in late 90's, and left after too many injections of political bullshit into the discourse by then-director Jan Hoffman. The technical info on the list and in the rag were also by then available online.

Sad to see Snowbum drawn into this mess.
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Old 10-29-2014, 09:46 AM   #7
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Understand that the ABC and its website is separate from the Airlist, the email discussion and advice list.

The issues are with the directorship of the actual ABC.

I find the ABC archives and the email tech discussions on Airlist very useful. YMMV

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Old 10-29-2014, 09:53 AM   #8
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What a bunch of behind the scenes political BS!

I attended an airhead panel discussion at the MOA rally in St Paul. Joe always had the last word, oftentimes disagreeing with Matthew Parkhouse and Paul Glaves....Hmmmm?
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Old 10-29-2014, 10:00 AM   #9
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Wtf ???
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Old 10-29-2014, 10:14 AM   #10
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Utter bullshit. I have been involved in similar antics with a large regional "club". It is insane how some people will try and claw "power" away from others in a purely volunteer organization. I hope for the best for the ABC (I have been a member for a couple of years), but it is far easier to destroy such clubs than it is to fix them.
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Old 10-29-2014, 10:21 AM   #11
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Accurate statement by Tom Cutter:

"We HAD a setup that was the envy of every vintage motorcycle club..."

Very sad.

Shades of what happened to BMWOA.
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Old 10-29-2014, 10:29 AM   #12
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Accurate statement by Tom Cutter:

"We HAD a setup that was the envy of every vintage motorcycle club..."

Very sad.

Shades of what happened to BMWOA.

If you are an Airheads member...Please (don't sit on yer Arse) contact your air marshal and voice your opinion, no matter what that is, or the club will most likely dissolve.
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Old 10-29-2014, 10:46 AM   #13
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I've been a member of the ABC for almost 15 years I think.

I'm disappointed in some of the people involved in the current mess. I think it will be worked out eventually. We will get a new set of rules or structure to the club. Some members will not fare well in the end. Too bad for Cuda. It does seem he has screwed up. But I don't think the whole story has come out yet. So I must reserve a final judgement.

I will support the decision of the Maryland Airmarshal, Didier Devynck.

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Old 10-29-2014, 10:49 AM   #14
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I expect the truth is somewhere between the lines drawn out...
Unfortunately "CUDA" has been completely silent.

I joined the airheads a month ago because I liked the club canons, but now I'm thinking I'd have been better buying myself lunch instead.
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Old 10-29-2014, 11:12 AM   #15
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I think someone is off their meds.....I broke down in '09 and jc was first on my list to call for help, I was just outside of Topeka. I never received a return call to see if I made it home. I have been soured since, but am still a member. I enjoy SOME of the stories. More of us should write in.....
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