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
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.”
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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
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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