Category: Featured

CARES Act Information for Individual Charitable Giving

The AMA Foundation thanks each and every one of our donors for their continued support of AMA programs. We have compiled some information that might be helpful. This information is provided by Independent Sector, and provides important information on how the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides incentives for charitable giving. Donors… read more CARES Act Information for Individual Charitable Giving

Flying Site Improvement Grant Opens October 1, 2019!

  The 2020 Flying Site Improvement Grant (FSIG) online application opens October 1, 2019. Since 2002, the AMA has financially supported more than 400 clubs in their site improvement efforts. That’s over half a million dollars in grant funds to clubs. The AMA, in conjunction with the AMA Foundation, is proud of our record of… read more Flying Site Improvement Grant Opens October 1, 2019!

Meet us in Toledo

The AMA Foundation will be attending the Toledo Show Saturday Night Auction on Saturday, April 6, 2019,  in the Grand Ballroom of the Park Inn. Due to tremendous support from pilots across the country, we have sold out of airplanes, with the exception of two. These two aircraft will be auctioned towards the start of… read more Meet us in Toledo

Early scholarship recipient finds success

The AMA Scholarship Fund was created to award qualified AMA youth members with scholarships to pursue scientific/technical careers. Since its inception, AMA’s Scholarship program has bestowed over $1,000,000 in awards to college-bound aeromodelers. Donations to this fund will support our youth members who will be future leaders in aviation, technology, and science. Robert “Bob” Hanford… read more Early scholarship recipient finds success

Edward C. Sweeney Jr. donates collection to AMA Foundation Sale

Edward C. Sweeney Jr. has been an AMA member since the 1950’s. His father instilled in him a passion for model flight at a young age when they would both fly free flight and control line. His father was an aviation attorney as well as a professor at Northwestern University where he published the Journal… read more Edward C. Sweeney Jr. donates collection to AMA Foundation Sale

AMA-It’s a Phillips Family Affair

The Phillips family is no stranger to model aviation. W.E. “Phil” Phillips, and wife, Waneva ran a small R/C glider manufacturing company by the name of Phillips Custom Models in the mid-1960s. The couple appeared on the cover of R/C Modeler magazine in July 1969 with a patriotic “Snipe” glider (pictured left). Waneva was named… read more AMA-It’s a Phillips Family Affair