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  • Lone Tree RC Flyers Receive Disaster Relief Grant January 22, 2021
    In August of 2020, the Lone Tree RC Flyers’ flying site experienced damage due to a Derecho that passed through their area. The wind storm tore up their runway from the right edge up to the center seam. This was previously fastened with 12″ staples and roof sealant, but it still wasn’t strong enough to… […]
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  • AMA Disaster Grant Helps Clubs Recover December 16, 2020
    When nature turns cruel, AMA supports its clubs. For chartered clubs that suffer damage to their sites through natural disasters such as tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquake, fire, or similar catastrophic events, AMA, through support from the AMA Foundation’s Club Support Fund, offers limited financial assistance (up to $500 per incident) for repairs needed to make the damaged flying site… […]
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  • 2020 AMA Foundation Sweepstakes for the Future Winner Has Been Chosen November 25, 2020
    The winner of the AMA Foundation Sweepstakes for the Future has been drawn! Congratulations to Scott Stump from Yorktown, IN! Scott will be enjoying a 3-day trip to California with his wife to experience a flight in Lady Alice, a P-51 Mustang. Scott has also won a model Lady Alice, courtesy of Legend Hobby (formerly… […]
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  • AMA Foundation Receives Second Major Gift From Ronald Hesselbrock November 2, 2020
    The AMA Foundation has received a second major gift, in the amount of $140,000, from Legacy Society Member Ronald Hesselbrock. The AMA and AMA Foundation would again like to thank the family of Ronald Hesselbrock for this generous gift. As stated in his will, these donations will be applied toward AMA’s general scholarship fund, the… […]
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  • Herbert Bone Bestows Major Gift to National Model Aviation Museum October 28, 2020
    The AMA Foundation has received a bequest of more than $171,000 to support the National Model Aviation Museum.  The AMA and AMA Foundation would like to thank the family of Herbert Bone for his generous estate gift. Herbert is a Heritage and Legacy Society member of the AMA Foundation. Herbert had a lifelong passion for model… […]
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  • Casper Airmodelers Association Use Take Off and Grow Grant for Event June 16, 2020
    Casper Airmodelers Association recently received an AMA TAG Grant for $400 and used the funds to host their annual Come Fly With Us event. The following is what the the group had to say about their event: “Casper Airmodelers Association held their annual Come Fly With Us event on June 13, 2020 and despite the… […]
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  • Register your club to celebrate National Model Aviation Day June 2, 2020
    Join the AMA Foundation in celebrating the ninth annual National Model Aviation Day, August 15, 2020! National Model Aviation Day was created to encourage clubs to celebrate their hobby by sharing it with their communities. Year after year, clubs use this day to raise money for the AMA Foundation and other charities close to their heart. Donations… […]
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  • 2020 Grants Awarded! May 19, 2020
    A total of $56,069.32 has been awarded in grants. Congratulations to the 2020 recipients of the Flying Site Improvement Grant and the Take Off and Grow Grant.   Flying Site Improvement Grant (FSIG) 26 clubs were awarded Flying Site Improvement grants in 2020! AMA established the Flying Site Improvement Grant program to invest in the continued… […]
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  • 2020 Scholarships Awarded! May 19, 2020
    Thirteen students awarded a total of $50,000 for academic pursuits The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) has helped graduating seniors achieve their dreams since 1970, with individual scholarships ranging from $500 to $8,000 each year. This year, $50,000 was awarded to students. Student scholarships are awarded each year thanks to the generous support of AMA members and AMA Foundation donors across… […]
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  • Ronald Hesselbrock Leaves Major Gift For AMA Scholarship Fund April 29, 2020
    The AMA Foundation has received a gift of $135,000 to assist with scholarship efforts.  The AMA and AMA Foundation would like to thank the family of Ronald Hesselbrock,Oxford, Ohio,  for this generous gift. Ronald, a Heritage and Legacy Society member of the AMA Foundation, requested these funds be allocated upon his passing. Ronald died on his birthday,… […]
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