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  • Helicopter designed by AMA member set to fly 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. The post Helicopter designed by AMA member set to fly […]
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  • National Volunteer Month April 5, 2021
    Volunteerism runs deep among AMA members. It has been a foundation of our organization’s success in many forms, going back to when it was established in 1936. From organizing events to assuming leadership positions in clubs, Special Interest Groups, contest boards, the AMA Foundation, the Leader Member program, and our Executive Council, volunteers are the backbone [...] The post National Volunteer […]
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  • AMA Club of the Month – April 2021 April 1, 2021
    The Longmont Electric Aircraft Flyers of Longmont, Colorado was founded in 2003 by hobbyists in the community wanting a safe and legal place to fly. By leasing several acres of land from the city, LEAF opened its doors and have been growing ever since. With more than 100 members, LEAF is [...] The post AMA Club […]
    Mark Benson
  • AMA Podcast Ep. 72 The Omahawks March Club of the Month March 22, 2021
    First established in 1953, The Omahawks is the largest RC club in the greater Omaha metropolitan area.  Their home is Hawk Field, a premier flying site located at Standing Bear Lake Park, and it features a 500 x 40 foot paved runway surrounded by both grass and pavement pit areas, [...] The post AMA Podcast […]
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  • AMA volunteer opportunities: Let your leadership shine! March 19, 2021
    Have you ever considered the rewards of volunteering your time to help the Academy of Model Aeronautics move forward? Do you know of someone with strong leadership abilities and a desire to serve so that the next generation of aeromodelers can continue to enjoy this great hobby? If so, consider [...] The post AMA volunteer […]
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  • AMA Podcast Ep 71 – MultiGP COO Tim Barnhart March 17, 2021
    This week, Matt talks with the newly named Chief Operating Officer of MultiGP, Tim Barnhart.  Tim talks about his path through aeromodeling, including flying helicopters, becoming an AMA leader member, and discovering the awe of FPV drone racing. This episode of the AMA Podcast is presented by Aquiline Drones!  Fly [...] The post AMA Podcast […]
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  • Women in the history of Aeromodeling March 15, 2021
    In celebration of Women in History month we take a look back at a few examples of women in the history of Aeromodeling. THE FIRST AEROMODELING CLUB IN THE US Junior Aero Club of the United States (later “of America”), founded by Miss. E. Lillian Todd (circa 1907) READ MORE MODEL AVIATION [...] The post Women in […]
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  • AMA Podcast Ep 70 – Sean Elliott: EAA’s VP of Advocacy and Safety March 5, 2021
    In this episode, EAA’s VP of Advocacy and Safety, Sean Elliott, stops by to talk about how the EAA and the AMA have worked so closely over the years to advocate for their respective memberships.  Tyler Dobbs, AMA’s Government Affairs Director, also joins the conversation. This episode of the AMA [...] The post AMA Podcast […]
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  • AMA Club of the Month – March 2021 March 1, 2021
    First established in 1953, The Omahawks is the largest RC club in the greater Omaha metropolitan area. Their home is Hawk Field, a premier flying site located at Standing Bear Lake Park, and it features a 500 x 40 foot paved runway surrounded by both grass and pavement pit areas, [...] The post AMA Club […]
    Mark Benson
  • AMA’s February 2021 Club of the Month! February 8, 2021
    In 1963, a group of 15 dedicated modelers wanted a place where they could fly together. A place to gather regularly and enjoy the hobby. A place to call their own. Prince George’s RC Club was born that very year on a one-acre plot atop a hill in Upper Marlboro, [...] The post AMA’s February […]
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