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  • The History of AMA’s Safety Programming June 14, 2021
    While thinking about National Safety Month, it seems logical to take a look back into where AMA’s safety programming began and how it has evolved. AMA has an excellent historical department as part of its National Model Aviation Museum, and Jackie Shalberg , AMA archivist and historian, has done a […]
  • National Aerobatics Day 2021 June 11, 2021
    The skill, beauty, and excitement of aerobatic flight will be celebrated on Saturday, June 26, during the inaugural National Aerobatics Day, which was has been established by the International Aerobatics Club (IAC). “National Aerobatics Day is the perfect day to host an aerobatic camp, a BBQ, a practice session, or […]
  • A Salute to Aeromodeling’s Lindbergh June 10, 2021
    As seen in the supplement to Model Aviation – The First 75 Years of AMA June 7, 2021, marked the 10th anniversary of the passing of Maynard Hill.  MANY HAVE SAID that if there was a Mount Rushmore for aeromodelers Maynard Hill would certainly be on it. He was one […]
    Mark Benson
  • AMA Club of the Month June 2021 June 9, 2021
    Formed in 1990 from the merger of the Houston RC Club and the First Colony RC Club, the Fort Bend Radio Control Club and its more than 60 members is a recognized AMA Gold Leader Club that consists of a diverse group who enjoy flying the full range of RC […]
    Mark Benson
  • AMA’s Response to COVID-19 May 28, 2021
    Since 1936, safety has been a key pillar of AMA. This includes the safety of our members, staff, and community. AMA continues to follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), local health officials, and from the state under Back on Track Indiana regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. If you follow our media channels including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, then you already […]
    Mark Benson
  • June is National Safety Month May 28, 2021
    Safety has been part of AMA members’ DNA since the organization’s founding in 1936. The AMA Safety Code remains at the forefront for model aviation activities of all types—from Free Flight to multirotors.  In 1996, the National Safety Council, a public service organization and fellow nonprofit, established June as National Safety Month. Given that this is the 25th anniversary, we thought it […]
  • Academy of Model Aeronautics and RCPilot community partner to provide social media platform for RC model airplane enthusiasts May 17, 2021
    AMA and have formed a community partnership to showcase the newest and most innovative online platform ever built for the RC flying community. is a place for model airplane enthusiasts to share knowledge, experiences, and insights related to building and flying. Users will also have access to how-tos, […]
  • Membership Benefits Spotlight: Stories May 4, 2021
    Stories. What’s your AMA story? Perhaps it’s sharing a tip or trick to help a newcomer ease into the hobby. Or maybe how someone mentored you when you were getting started.  The story of how a scratch-built model airplane came together and was featured in Model Aviation or Park Pilot magazine, or a review of a new […]
  • AMA Club of the Month – May 2021 May 3, 2021
    Founded in 1990, the Blacksheep RC Modelers is located near Danville, Indiana and has been a Gold Leader Club since 2003. Their flying field is located on land owned, and rented to them, by Waste Management, with whom they have a wonderful relationship with, as well as with the rest […]
  • Helicopter designed by AMA member makes historic flight on Mars April 5, 2021
    Many modelers take great pride in seeing something they have built successfully take off and fly then come in for a smooth landing. For one AMA member, one of his creations is expected to do the same—except its maiden flight will take place on Mars.