Category: Missouri

State of Missouri proclaims August 16 as Model Aviation Day

The Academy of Model Aeronautics is pleased to announce that the state of Missouri has declared August 16, 2014, as Model Aviation Day. Thank you Dusty G. Riley, of Kansas City, MO, and the KC Northern Knights Model Airplane Club for submitting the application for this proclamation. National Model Aviation […]

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Register today for National Model Aviation Day to be included in Model Aviation magazine

The Academy would like to thank the 107 clubs that have already registered for National Model Aviation Day, scheduled for August 17, 2013. Clubs must register by the end of the day today to be included in the National Model Aviation ad that will be part of the August edition […]

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Number of Clubs Registered for National Model Aviation Day Continues to Grow

The number of clubs signed-up to participate in the inaugural National Model Aviation Day continues to grow. Thank you to all of our registered clubs. We encourage you to continue checking the Club Resources page as we will be adding information to provide you with more ideas to make your […]

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National Model Aviation Day Update

We are excited to announce that 53 clubs have signed-up to participate in National Model Aviation Day on August 17, 2013. Each of these clubs has been given access to a special club resources page, which has information and documents to help make each event a great success. *Registered clubs, […]

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AMA Chartered Club #249 Southeast Missouri Modelers Association (SEMMA)

Model planes a fun hobby for “kids” of all ages

By: ROBYN GAUTSCHY | 12/09/11 3:00 AM
Southeast Missourian

Model airplanes aren’t just for kids. In the Southeast Missouri Modelers Association, small-scale pilots of all ages gather to fly planes big and small, and to teach the trade to others.

“I joke about it, but it’s true — we have kids in there from age 8 to 80. We’re all interested in some aspect of aviation, whether it’s helicopters, small or large planes, electric or fuel-powered,” says Doug Leslie, who’s been building and flying model planes since the early 1990s. Three years ago, he retired from his post as Cape Girardeau’s city manager and opened Tailwinds RC Hobby Center on South Plaza Way, where he enjoys living his hobby and meeting other model enthusiasts. Leslie, a licensed pilot since 1972, still flies full-scale planes recreationally, but says there are perks to flying model planes.

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