Week 4 – October 28, 2011: AMA Incorporates, Separates from the NAA, 1966 It may not look like much, but the following document made the AMA a stand-alone organization. Originally a part of the NAA, the AMA became its own separated entity on October 26, 1966. What followed this first […]Continue reading
Week 4 – August 25, 2011: The control line bell-crank and patent # 2292416 Control Line (CL) model aviation can trace its roots back to the early tethered experiments of Victor Tatin, whose compressed-air powered model was flown round-the-pole in 1879. In the 1920s and 1930s aeromodelers began to take […]Continue reading
Week 4 – May 26, 2011 -Frank Zaic Frank Zaic, born August 1, 1912, lived to the age of 93. A modeler at an early age, Frank was instrumental in helping to develop the AMA into what it is today. His is well known for his Yearbooks, running from 1934 […]Continue reading
Week 4 – April 28, 2011 – AMA Presidents According to the 1948 By-laws of the AMA, Article IX, Section 2: According to the 1948 By-laws of the AMA, Article IX, Section 2: “The President shall be the Chief Officer of the A.M.A., shall preside at all meetings of the A.M.A., […]Continue reading
Willis C. Brown, 1st AMA President
Elected to serve in 1936 by Council; Elected to serve in 1937 by membership ballot. Brown, Willis and Dick Black, The History of the Academy of Model Aeronautics. Washington DC; Academy of Model Aeronautics, c. 1967, Pg# 7.