AMA’s Response to COVID-19

Since 1936, safety has been a key pillar of AMA, including the safety of our members, staff, and community. We at AMA continue to follow the COVID-19 guidance by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), local health officials, and guidance from the state under Back on Track Indiana:

Our goal is to maintain services for members, AMA clubs, and visitors to the International Aeromodeling Center (IAC) at the highest possible levels. That includes publication of our flagship magazine, Model Aviation, websites, other means of communication, as well as our full suite of other membership benefits. Our efforts to advocate for the hobby we hold dear with federal, state, and local agencies has been unwavering as we use today’s technology to reach out to key members of government.

We appreciate your continued understanding and patience as we work through an unprecedented situation. We encourage all members to follow COVID-19 guidance from their local health officials and the CDC as they begin to consider and plan events for 2021..

If you follow our media channels, including FacebookInstagram and Twitter, then you will already know that many members continue to enjoy this great hobby in a safe and responsible manner.

To read more about how AMA has responded to COVID-19 and continued to serve its members, please read:

AMA Executive Director Chad Budreau, September 2020 Model Aviation

 Please note, there are no events scheduled at the International Aeromodeling Center (IAC) during the winter, but members can fly on the property while complying with CDC and local guidelines. The National Model Aviation Museum is closed for the season.

As most of you know, many AMA events across the country have been canceled or postponed. We advise members to check the Event Finder feature on the AMA website at, or check the Sanctioned Event Calendar in Model Aviation for updates.

As vaccines for COVID-19 roll out in 2021, we will continue to update the membership and look forward to resuming more flying activities across the country in 2021.

As always, fly with safety in mind for your aircraft, yourself, and those around you!

Jan. 15, 2021


  1. So what does AMA recommend clubs do, cancel events or continue holding events like Open Houses, but follow Covid guidelines put out by local health officials and the CDC? What is the liability of a club if we hold an event like an Open House and someone who is contagious shows up and infects some people?

  2. Hello to all,

    i just joined AMA, so far i cannot locate any sanctioned locations to enjoy flying electric air planes in our first state DE. i would appreciate some help. thank you in advance.


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