The Academy established a program in the mid-1960s for local AMA members to join together as a group and secure use of private, commercial or public property for flying sites. This was structured under the concept of organized groups, which were identified as AMA Chartered Clubs. Today, the Academy provides liability coverage to approximately 2,400 chartered clubs throughout the United States.
The 31st Annual Giant Scale Fly-In Hosted by the Capital Area Radio Drones Squadron (CARDS) has come to an end. This years event featured some very exciting models as well as some fantastic flying, including several flights by 12 year old XFC competitor Jase Dussia. That young man can flat out fly. The weather for this years Fly-In could not have been any better. Partly cloudy skies with a light wind straight out of the west was the scene and it really brought the people to the field.