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Drone Pilot: Meet Evan Turner

Name: Evan “HeadsupFPV” Turner Age: 16 Hometown: Maryville, Tennessee Matt Rudd**k: How did you come up with your call sign? Evan Turner: Well, my friend (the one who got me into mini quads) and I were out flying our mini quads around some trees. This was one of my first flights. I don’t think I had more than 10 flights on a quad. We were standing under a shade tree and (being inexperienced at the time) I was unaware of my surroundings. I actually managed to hit my friend in the face with my m

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Horizon Hobby RC Flight School

AMA has partnered with Horizon Hobby to offer an RC pilot training program for those new to the hobby. The Horizon Hobby RC Flight School has a team of coaches across the country who have volunteered to help teach the fundamentals of flight. Anyone who wants to learn how to fly and has an eligible model can register to attend one of the classes. RC experience is not required. The free classes will take place at AMA clubs and will be taught by qualified instructors. New pilots will learn how to

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AMA and EAA Young Eagles Build and Fly

For many of today’s experienced modelers, their early years of aeromodeling included building. Aircraft did not come out of the box ready to fly, and there was no such thing as a foamie. Building aircraft taught them how to use tools, which glues worked best, and how to cover their models. Now a new generation will be introduced to the world of building, thanks to a partnership between AMA and the EAA. The new Young Eagles Build and Fly program will introduce youth to aircraft construction and

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AMA Expo West to Kick Off National Drone Safety Awareness Week

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 wi

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Casa Grande RC Flyers Winter Season

Expecting the return of the club’s winter membership and the area’s winter guests, the Casa Grande RC Flyers club is preparing for this coming season. Also, to facilitate the hundreds of visitors who attend the club’s many events, the city of Casa Grande installed informational directional signs at the intersections of Trekell and Arica roads and Arica and Isom roads to assist attendees and new members in finding the club’s airfield. The club just finished selecting a fifth charitable org*nizat

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AMA Guide to Model Aviation at AirVenture

Your guide to Model Aviation at the largest air show in the world!  AirVenture kicks off Monday July 22, 2019. KidVenture Kids can experience hands-on, educational, and fun aviation-based demonstrations and presentations. Twilight Flight Fest The evening program will also include the Patriot Parachute Team, Red Bull Air Force skydivers, and 3D RC demonstrations. It doesn’t matter what you see; you just have to see it for yourself, at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, The World’s Greatest Aviation Cel

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AMA Model Aviation Hall of Fame 2018 Class

Induction into the AMA Model Aviation Hall of Fame is one of the most prestigious honors that an AMA member can receive. AMA is pleased to announce the 2018 inductees: Tim Dannels, Robert Dodgson, Mark Freeland, Robert Kopski, and the late Cliff Telford. Established in 1969 to recognize those who have made significant contributions to aeromodeling, hall of fame recipients are chosen by a committee. The nominees are evaluated on their efforts to boost the sport of model aviation through voluntee

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Everything you need to know about IMAC at Toledo

The International Miniature Aerobatic Club (IMAC) is offering novice classes! Experience a full-day flying event with the help and guidance of an experienced IMAC member.  Learn how to properly set up and prepare for precision flying! Visit Booth #178 at the Toledo Show: R/C Model Expo, April 5-7, and attend a Sat*rday seminar at 11 a.m. for “Everything you need to know about IMAC.”   View the full article

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Remembering Dave Mathewson, AMA leader, member, and friend

It is with great sadness that we share the news of Dave Mathewson’s passing on Sunday, October 21. Dave was an ardent modeler, he loved the hobby, loved AMA, and served the AMA community for many years. Dave served on the Executive Council as the District ll vice president for several years before serving as AMA president from 2008 to 2011, and was AMA’s executive director from 2011 until his retirement this past Spring. In total Dave gave 23 great years of service to AMA. He was also a close f

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AMA District III News: RCS Fest 2018

AMA District III news September 2018 Model Aviation magazine. I recently attended a new event in Ohio called RCS Fest 2018. I first met event Contest Director Nathan Saylor and his wife, Abby, at the annual full-scale Vinton County Air Show in McArthur, Ohio. At the time, Nate inquired about the possibility of hosting a model aviation event at the airport with the blessings of airport manager Nick Rupert. Nate and I had several calls and emails during the winter to discuss the requirements nee

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AMA District III news: AMA & AOPA – Wings & Wheels 2018

AMA District III news August 2018 Model Aviation magazine My month of May started with an air trip. I flew the Cherokee to Frederick, Maryland, with the goal to take in the Wings & Wheels event and talk with officials of the Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association (AOPA) about the common interests of model and full-scale aviation. On Friday, May 4, 2018, I met with AOPA’s Tom Haines, senior vice president, Media and Outreach. We had a productive discussion about our common goals and inter

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Changes underway at AMA’s website

Changes underway at AMA’s website At AMA, we know our online presence is an important resource for you and for the growth of the model aviation hobby. Recently, we’ve been working behind-the-scenes to retool and reinvent our online experience and are excited to announce that we’ll soon be releasing a new website at www.modelaircraft.org! Think for a moment about how you’ve used our website. Maybe you joined AMA online, or recently renewed your membership. You might have used the event calendar

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AMA District III – Toledo Expo Recap

The 64th annual Toledo Expo held April 7-8-9, 2018 is history and from all indications was a success. I talked to several seasoned vendors and all were pleased with some having record sales or at the least exceeded last year’s sales. I can tell you the AMA booth was very busy with renewals and members stopping by to discuss our hobby. Is the Toledo show as big as it used to be? No. Is the hobby the same as it was 5, 10, 15, years ago? Heck no! Are clubs doing things to attract new members? Yes!

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AMA District III VP invites you to Toledo RC Expo!

As your AMA District III Vice President I would personally like to invite you to a special AMA membership meeting at the Toledo RC Expo. Join me, Mark Radcliff, District III Vice President (OH, PA, WV), Gary Himes, District VI VP (KY, IL, IN, MO) and Tim Jesky, District VII VP (IA, MI, MN, WI), for an informal meeting to learn about the latest AMA news and events. Meet your district Associate Vice Presidents along with key personnel from AMA headquarters. Get answers to questions you have. Pleas

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AMA District III News: Education outreach and the CAP

Rarely does a month go by that I don’t receive calls and emails from members in District III inquiring about the future of our hobby. The main concern is how do we get young folks interested in flying models? Today’s generation has a thousand more choices for how to use its time than my generation did growing up. The fact is, there are many young folks who are excited about aviation today, however, the days of them showing up at our flying fields are gone. A CAP Cadet proudly displays his rea

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Special SUN ‘n FUN Discount Offered to AMA Members

Interested in attending this year’s SUN ‘n Fun in Lakeland, Fl? AMA members can take advantage of a special discount to receive $5.00 off the daily ticket and $30.00 off the weekly ticket. SUN ‘n FUN is an annual event, held in April, that has grown into the second largest event of its kind in the world and is Florida’s largest annual convention. The six-day event on 2,200 acres offers, jet teams, aerospace related exhibits; educational forums, aircraft static displays, professional gatherings o

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FAA NOTAMs

VIP NOTAM/TFR issued for - Nashville, TN - 1/08 VIP NOTAM/TFR issued for - Atlanta, GA - 1/08 View the full article

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Media Room

AMA Foundation For the Future Sweepstakes Winner Selected AMA Supporting GoFly Flight Competition View the full article

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