Short on time? Want a break from the same old curriculum? Not enough funding for a field trip? Why not bring the museum to your classroom with the National Model Aviation Museum’s affordable NEW Museum in a Box Program: Intro to Flight! Designed according to the Indiana State Department of […]Continue reading
A Frightfully Good Time at #FrightSchool 2016
It can be difficult to find an affordable and family friendly Halloween outing in Muncie. Add in the unpredictable weather of late October in Indiana and it can seem impossible to get everybody out of the house for some Halloween fun. Fortunately, our museum educator Claire – whose responsibilities include […]Continue reading
Landing Party on Saturday November 17, 2012
You’re invited to a free party welcoming back to Muncie’s National Model Aviation Museum the 1/40-scale test models sent along with NASA’s Shuttle Carrier Aircraft as it brought the Space Shuttle Endeavour to Los Angeles. Also returning to the museum after a loan to The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis are five NASA research […]Continue reading
Sit down, relax, and watch a flight demo
When groups of non-modelers and students visit the museum, they often ask if they can have a flight demonstration. While we have tried to accommodate such requests in the past, it has been difficult because there was no designated flying or viewing area in the museum’s immediate vicinity (there is, […]Continue reading
Birth of the FPG-9
With all the recent use of the FPG-9, museum staff thought it might be fun to recollect on the glider’s development. For those of you who don’t know, the Foam Plate Glider 9 inch (FPG-9) is a simple glider made from a foam plate, with a penny in the nose […]Continue reading
Take Flight: Now Flying!
The Museum’s first traveling hands-on exhibit is now open for business! Take Flight!, on loan from the ScienceWorks Hands-on Museum in Oregon, is located in the brand new hands-on gallery and ready for kids of all ages to have a blast. The exhibit encourages creativity and learning. Visitors can fold […]Continue reading
AMA and Model Aviation History Moments October
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
AMA and Model Aviation and History Moments January
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.