State of Indiana proclaims August 17 as Model Aviation Day

The Academy of Model Aeronautics is pleased to announce that the state of Indiana, led by Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, has declared August 17, 2013, as Model Aviation Day.


state proclamation

National Model Aviation Day has been established by the Academy of Model Aeronautics—the country’s foremost organization for model aviation—to celebrate the history of model aviation and to promote the hobby on a national scale. The Academy will celebrate Indiana Model Aviation Day at its national headquarters in Muncie IN, along with AMA chartered clubs across the country.

Each of the participating clubs will promote model aviation and the many benefits of participating in the hobby. This nationwide event will also serve as a fundraiser to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. This organization aims to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members. All registered clubs are provided with access to the club resources page. This page provides details about how to obtain a state proclamation. If your club receives a proclamation please contact the AMA.

A total of 132 AMA chartered clubs have registered to participate and host local events, and dozens more are expected to sign up before the August 1 deadline. Several of the participating clubs come from Indiana. A participant map and information on specific events can be found at

The celebration at the national headquarters in Muncie IN will feature two air shows, free admission to the National Model Aviation Museum, and hands-on activities. Spectators will have access to two on-site events hosted by the Hoosier Dawn Patrol and the Mid Indiana Society of Thermalers club, a local RC sailplane club.

Thank you to all of our participating clubs:

Aberdeen Area Modelaires
Aeroguidance Society
Aeromodelismo Borinquen, Inc.
Alliance Balsa Bees
Alvin RC Model Association
Bend Aero Modelers
Bend Aero Modelers
Beresford Area Radio Flyers
Binghamton Aeros
Blacksheep RC Modelers
Boerne Area Model Society
Casa Grande RC Flyers
Cedar City Radio Control Club
Celina Flying Sportsmen
Central Arizona Modelers
Central Florida Free Flight Club
Charlotte Aeromodelers
Chesapeake Bay Radio Control
Cocalico Propbusters
Colonial Virginia Aeromodelers
Columbia RC Flying Modelers
Deep River R/C Flying Club
Dekalb R/C Flyers
East Texas Aero Modelers
Emerald City Flyers
Farview R/C Flyers
Fluvanna County Radio Control Flying Club
Flying Aces Pilots Association
Flying Griffins
Gateway RC
Georgetown Aero Modelers Association, Inc.
Greater Detroit Soaring and Hiking Society
Greensboro Radio Aeromodelers
Hagerstown Indiana RC Club
Hampton Roads Radio Control Inc.
Harford County RC Modelers
Hastings Skylarks
Hawks R/C Junior Aviators
Hemet   Model Masters & Valley Wide RC Electric Club
High Sierra Radio Control Club
Hill Country Aeromodelers
Hill Hoppers Flying Club
Horizon City Flyers
Hot Springs RC Club #676
Hot Springs RC Flying Club
Hudson Valley Radio Control Club
Imperial Radio Control Club
Indian River Kontrol Society Inc.
Indian River Kontrol Society Inc.
Island Flyers RC
Jersey Coast Sport Fliers
Jersey Sky Devils
Jetero RC Club
Johnson County RC Flyers
Johnstown RC Club
Kansas City Northern Knights
Kent Radio Aeromodelers
Keystone Clippers R/C MAC
La Pine R/C Flyers
Lake Area Radio Kontrol Society
Laurel Highlands Model Airplane Club
Lazy Loopers Flying Club
Lehigh Valley Radio Control Society
Longmont Aircraft Modelers Association
Marymoor R/C Club
Menifee Valley Flyers
Mid Arkansas Radio Control Society
Mid Hudson Radio Control Society
Minot Aircraft Modelers
Monroe Country RC Club
MS Coast Radio Control Club 1266
Nampa Model Aviators
National Model Aviation Museum
Newport News Park RC Club
Norfolk Aeromodelers
Northern Navigators RC Club
Nutmeg R/C Flyers, Inc.
Oklahoma Sooner Squadron
On Top of The World R/C Flyers
Oneida Lake Flyers
Orange Coast Radio Control Club
Orange County Model Association
Oroville Air Corps
Ottumwa Radio Control Flyers
Ozark Mountain Barnstormers
Patuxent Aeromodelers
Pekin R.C. Club, Inc.
Plane Crazy RC’ers
Porter City RC’ers
Prop Floppers
Radio Control Club of CT
Radio Control Club of Detroid   RCCD
RC Aircrafters of Wny
Red Baron R/C Modelers
Reno Radio Control Club, Inc.
Rivanna Radio Control Club
Roberta Rebels RC
Rocket City Radio Controllers
Rockwell Collins Model Aviators
Ross Area Flyers
Santa Fe Dam RC Modelers
Screaming Eagles R/C Club, Inc.
Seminole RC
Shadetree MAA
Sonoran Desert Flyers, Inc.
Springfield RC Club
Suburban AeroClub of Chicago
The Evergreen Aero Modelers
The Flying Knights of Hamburg, NY
Tidewater Model Soaring Society
Tidewater Radio Control
Tobacco Valley Flyers
Torrey Pines Gulls
Tri City Flyers
Tri County RC Flyers
Tri-Valley R/C Modelers
Trumbull Indian Ledge R /C Club
Tucson Radio Control Club
Tulsa Glue Dobbers
Victoria Radio Controlled Flyers
Wally’s Squadron R/C Flyers
Weak Signals RC Club
West Alabama Aero Modelers
Westerville Model Aeronautic Association
WindWalkers RC Club
Wolverine Skyhawks, Inc.
Yuma Aeromodelers

For more information about National Model Aviation Day contact Mandee Mikulski, AMA’s development communications coordinator, at (765) 287-1256, Ext. 277, or via email at


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