XFC 2014 Video Highlights

0 To be a competitive 3-D model airplane pilot, you need precision, knowledge, creativity, originality, talent, choreography, and nerves of steel. To be an extreme 3-D pilot, you just need to be the best of the best. This year’s Extreme Flight Championships (XFC) marked the 12th year of the annual invitational. Held June 13-15 at [...]

Plan to attend AMA’s electriflying event!

0 Do you like to have fun, fly electric aircraft, and hang out with your flying buddies? If so, then plan to attend the National Electric Fly-In (NEFI), set for June 6-8 at AMA Headquarters, in Muncie, Indiana. All preregistered pilots will be entered in a drawing to win a Castle Creations Inc. ESC. All proceeds benefit [...]

Juan Pablo Montoya takes fifth place in Indy 500

2 Congratulations to AMA member Juan Pablo Montoya for finishing fifth in the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 25! He finished just 1.3233 seconds behind race winner Ryan Hunter-Reay. Juan Pablo, the 2000 Indianapolis 500 champion, started Sunday’s race in the fourth row after a seven-year absence from open-wheel racing. Read about Juan Pablo’s love of aeromodeling in [...]

From the flightline to the finish line


2 On April 21, 2014, Park Pilot columnist Don Belfort traded his transmitter for a pair of running shoes and competed in the 118th running of the Boston Marathon. Before the race began, Don carried a sign provided by AMA to the start line that said, “The Academy of Model Aeronautics salutes the Boston Marathon [...]

20 videos, 100+ photos from Toledo 2014

2 The 60th anniversary of the Weak Signals Toledo R/C Show was held April 4-6, 2014, at the Seagate Centre in Toledo, Ohio. The largest and longest-running RC model expo in North America, the event showcased all types of model aircraft and accessories, ranging from micro size to Giant Scale to multirotors and First-Person View [...]

Cub Nuts 2013: Fun in the Sky!

0 Fun in the Sky! That’s what Bill Piper’s cheery yellow Cub, first flown in 1938, has come to symbolize to pilots everywhere. Almost every RC pilot—or at least in the Molalla, Oregon, RC Association—has had a Cub in his or her hangar. When Coyote Hobby’s head honcho, Russ Holst, was looking for a way [...]

PGRC Open House


1 A 49 year-old Maryland club hosts its annual open house. See photos and read complete coverage from Dave Deacon at www.ModelAviation.com/pgrcopenhouse2013. Steve Baker handles emcee duties. A view of the flightline. Basil Roper prepares his Eurofighter gas turbine with assistance by Alwin Alleyne, Stephan (Will) Williams, and Harold Thompson. Basil Roper makes as smoke-on [...]

Horizon Indoor Event Coverage


0 Model Aviation and incoming Park Pilot Editor-in-Chief Jay Smith attended Horizon Indoor 2013. He spoke with many of the participants and vendors. Watch video coverage of the event and photos at www.ModelAviation.com/horizonindoor2013 See more photos and watch videos at www.ModelAviation.com/horizonindoor2013Report This Post

It’s time to renew!

5 It’s that time again—time to renew your AMA membership. You should have received your membership renewal notice in the mail by now, along with the ballot for the next AMA election. Also included was an explanation of all of the exciting, new options for your Model Aviation subscription. You now have the choice of [...]

10 Unique Model Aviation Covers

2 Being the flagship publication of the Academy of Model Aeronautics, Model Aviation traditionally features model aircraft on the cover. Every once in a while we like to change things up and highlight other elements of the organization. Below are ten of our most unique covers. To browse our entire archive dating back to 1975, [...]

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