Mark your calendars for June 23-25, 2023, for the AMA National Fun Fly, to be held at the International Aeromodeling Center (IAC) in Muncie, Indiana. Register to fly or to reserve swap shop or exhibitor space. The annual Membership Meeting will be held on Saturday, June 24. For the first […]Continue reading
Author: Ben Flesher
AMA Is Hiring
Aeromodeling competitions have been a part of AMA since its inception in 1936. AMA staff, along with a host of volunteers, provides many services to help support and foster competitions in the US and beyond. AMA has a current opening for someone with a passion for aeromodeling competitions. This role […]Continue reading
My Nats Story: Lee Ray
Back in the 70s, the first RC plane my father trained me to fly was a sailplane. He didn’t want me to fly a powered airplane until I could launch, fly, and land the airplane back at my feet. His explanation was simple—if I could do that, I’d always be […]Continue reading
Come Fly at the AMA IAC!
Did you know that AMA has more than 1,000 acres as part of the International Flying Center (IAC) in Muncie, Indiana? It is considered the largest model aviation flying site in the world. We also host the largest collection of model aviation aircraft and memorabilia at the AMA National Model […]Continue reading
AMA Secures Higher Altitudes For Sanctioned Events
ON MARCH 8, 2023, AMA announced that it had finalized a process with the FAA that now allows for higher-altitude operations at our sanctioned events in uncontrolled (Class G) airspace. This new uncontrolled airspace waiver process is really step two of a multistep process. When Congress passed the FAA Reauthorization […]Continue reading
Lee Ray Heads to SEFF Next Week!
Lee Ray, AMA Social Media Manager, will be making a trek from Texas to Georgia to attend the 21st Southeastern Electric Flight Festival (SEFF) in Andersonville, Georgia, April 24-29. This has been a bucket list item for him for many years and he is looking forward to experiencing this 200-plus […]Continue reading
Nominations Due for 2023 AMA Executive Vice President and Vice Presidents
Nominations for AMA executive vice president and vice presidents in Districts III, VII, and XI are due to the Headquarters of the Academy of Model Aeronautics by June 29, 2023. Any AMA Adult member may submit a nomination. To be eligible to discharge the duties of AMA executive vice president, […]Continue reading
AMA Member Sets New World Record for CL Speed
The AMA wants to congratulate Alexander Valishev for setting a new world record in Control Line (CL) Speed at the FAI F2A World Championships in WΓocΓawek, Poland, on Aug. 10, 2022. He achieved a record speed of 308.8 km, or more than 191 mph. Along with his son, Ivan, he […]Continue reading
Register for the 2023 AMA National Aeromodeling Championships!
Known by most members as simply the “Nats,” this year’s event, spanning June 19 to July 31, brings with it a historical note—it is the 100th anniversary of the first Nats. Look for new and exciting announcements about this year’s event, beginning with Indoor Free Flight, set to kick off […]Continue reading
AMA Members Eligible for Discount at RCX
AMA members can save on tickets to RCX, March 18-19, at the Fairplex in Pomona, California. This year, six AMA clubs will be participating, including Orange Coast RC Club; San Gabriel Valley RC League, Inc.; San Fernando Valley RC Flyers, Inc.; Harbor Soaring Society, “Our” Model Aviation Club; and Torrey […]Continue reading