The Academy is very excited to announce that 34 clubs have already registered for the first National Model Aviation Day, scheduled for August 17. This national event has been developed to celebrate the storied history of model aviation, celebrate and promote the hobby, and to support a great cause. This year, the AMA and all participating clubs are asked to help raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project. Not only will this first inaugural event be a celebration of a hobby we love, but it is also a great opportunity to introduce model aviation to your friends, family, and community members.
Thank you to the following AMA Clubs that have registered for the event:
Aeromodelismo Borinquen, Inc.
Alliance Balsa Bees
Alvin RC Model Association 1307
Bend Aero Modelers
Bend Aero Modelers
Blacksheep RC Modelers
Central Florida Free Flight Club
Colonial Virginia Aeromodelers
Deep River R/C Flying Club
Farview R/C Flyers
Hampton Roads Radio Control Inc.
Hawks R/C Junior Aviators
Indian River Kontrol Society Inc.
La Pine R/C Flyers
Marymoor R/C Club
Mid Arkansas Radio Control Society
Newport News Park RC Club
Orange County Model Association
Ozark Mountain Barnstormers
Pekin R.C. Club, Inc. #755
Porter City RC’ers
Radio Control Club of CT
Radio Control Club of Detroid RCCD
Rivanna Radio Control Club
Screaming Eagles R/C Club, Inc.
The Evergreen Aero Modelers
Tobacco Valley Flyers
Tri-Valley R/C Modelers
West Alabama Aero Modelers
For more information on National Model Aviation Day, please visit: https://www.modelaircraft.org/nmad.aspx. Once your club is registered you will receive several great participation benefits:
• Access to the National Model Aviation Day club resources page. Here you will be able to download materials to help promote your event, find ideas for raising funds, receive educational activity information, get details on where to send the funds raised by your club to support the Wounded Warrior Project, and more.
• Inclusion in National Model Aviation Day ads in Model Aviation.
• Publicity for your event on the AMA blogs, on AMA social media sites, and through AMA’s electronic publications including AMA Today.
• Special 3 Month Trial AMA membership offer to help recruit new members.
• Formal recognition from the Academy of Model Aeronautics Executive Council with a certificate of participation.
If you have any questions please contact Mandee Mikulski, development communications coordinator, at 765-287-1256 extension 277.