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  • California Club Fights Flooding March 24, 2023
    By Rachelle Haughn An aeromodeling club located in central California is reeling from a one-two punch of floodwaters. The state experienced heavy rainfall in January, causing rivers to spill past their banks. This included the Salinas River, located near the Salinas Area Modelers club. “The first time the field was under about 2 inches of… […]
  • Meet AMA’s Social Media Manager, Lee Ray! March 17, 2023
    “I’ve been a longtime member of the AMA. My father and I joined in the late ’70s. He trained me to fly RC gliders first and then moved me up to glow engine model aircraft. Although most of the planes in my hangar today are electric aircraft, I still have a passion for flying gliders,… […]
  • Casa Grande RC Flyers To Hold Its 9th Annual Air Show March 10, 2023
    *This event has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.* The Casa Grande RC Flyers will be holding its 9th annual air show March 11, from 9 a.m. to noon, and it will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Sun Corridor. This event will take place at the club’s flying site, located at 2725 S.… […]
  • Grants and Scholarships Move on to Judging Periods March 3, 2023
    The Academy of Model Aeronautics’ Flying Site Improvement Grant (FSIG), Take off And Grow (TAG) grant, and scholarship program all closed their applications at the beginning of February, and as of March 1, have all officially moved on to their judging periods. For the next month, all three programs will be put through their own… […]
  • AmazonSmile Ends on February 20 & Shoutout to New Torchbearers! February 15, 2023
    On February 1 we informed our members that Amazon announced the end of their AmazonSmile program. This program was created in 2013 as a way to allow people to shop online and then have a percentage of their purchase go toward a charity of their choice. Doing this added no extra cost to the individual’s… […]
  • Donor Helps Upgrade Museum Workshop February 11, 2023
    By Rachelle Haughn, donor and programs specialist An AMA member who has been building model airplanes since he was roughly 8 years old has decided to give back to the hobby that has provided him much joy. Warren Wagner of Florida has made a $10,000 donation to the National Model Aviation Museum in Muncie, Indiana,… […]
  • Purposeful Club Transformation Through Grants February 3, 2023
    By Jeff Thomas, Indianapolis RC Modelers Club president The Indianapolis RC Modelers Club is one of the oldest clubs in Indiana.  It was founded in 1953 and has been in only a couple locations before finally ending up in its current Morristown, Indiana, location for the last 18 years.  In 2018 and 2019, we were… […]
  • Amazon Announces End of AmazonSmile Program January 27, 2023
    The following is a recent statement sent out by Amazon:  “In 2013, we launched AmazonSmile to make it easier for customers to support their favorite charities. However, after almost a decade, the program has not grown to create the impact that we had originally hoped. With so many eligible organizations – more than 1 million… […]
  • A Time to Reflect and Remember December 30, 2022
    As 2022 draws to a close, we want to take time to thank and remember those who belong to the AMA Foundation Legacy and Heritage societies. Those in the Legacy Society are members who have included the AMA Foundation as a beneficiary in their estate planning. Commonly donated through a will or trust, planned gifts… […]
  • Support the AMA and Receive a Tax Break December 19, 2022
    As the year is coming to an end, we want to talk to you about IRAs and the long-term impact that you can make on the model aeronautics community. RMDs (Required Minimum Distributions) are withdrawals that individuals with IRAs are required to take each year after the age of 72? (70 ½ if you reach… […]
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