POMONA, Calif. – The 2019 Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) Expo West will take place at the Fairplex Exposition Complex in Pomona, California, on November 1-3. The event will kick off the inaugural National Drone Safety Awareness Week, a national campaign to educate the public about drone safety led by the Federal Aviation Administration. AMA clubs across the country will be participating in Safety Awareness Week by hosting events and discussing safety with their communities.
AMA Expo West will feature family-friendly activities including indoor and outdoor model aircraft flying, a night air show, rocket launches, drone racing, radio-controlled cars and trucks, a model boat pond, and much more. The event is free for kids 12 and under, active military with ID, as well as uniformed Girl/Boy Scouts, Navy Sea Cadets, and Civil Air Patrol.
Additional attractions at AMA Expo West include:
- Fly Under the Stars: Utilizing the 10-acre outdoor flying field, hobbyists will have the opportunity for open flying at night. This field will feature a Desert Aircraft Freestyle Show and professional demonstrations during the day. A full schedule of outdoor flying activities is available here.
- Cars, Trains, and Boats Galore: Expo West visitors will have access to a 4,500-square-foot boat pond and a track set aside for drag racing and street racing RC cars and trucks.
- Guest Speakers Series: Attendees will hear firsthand from prominent members of the aviation community. This year’s guests include the hosts of RC Roundtable, a podcast on RC vehicles; Rob Romash, inventor, competitor, and president of Eclipse Toys; and John M. Collins, the world’s foremost expert on paper airplanes.
More than 80 exhibitors will be featured at Expo West, highlighting new products and offering demonstrations. The presenting sponsor of AMA Expo West is eHobbyHouse. Additional sponsors include HobbyKing, Horizon Hobby, Scorpion Power System, PowerHeli, U.S. Scale Masters, Desert Aircraft, and EMAX USA.
What: AMA Expo West
When: Friday, November 1, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. (Pacific time)
Saturday, November 2, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. (Pacific time)
Sunday, November 3, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Pacific time)
Where: Fairplex Exposition Center
1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona CA 91768
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