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AMA Campground Reopening and Policies

In coordination with the state of Indiana, AMA’s campground is scheduled to open on May 22. Since the museum and AMA headquarters will be remain closed to the public and members, we will be managing camping through phone-in registration. During normal business hours call 765-287-1256, ext. 261 prior to your arrival. Payment should be made in advance. You will be assigned a camping spot (no switching) If arriving after normal business hours, up until 7 p.m. and no earlier 9 a.m., please call

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AMA Remembers President Emeritus Robert L. “Bob” Brown

The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) remembers President Emeritus Robert L. “Bob” Brown for his deep love for model aviation, as well as his many contributions and service to AMA. Bob sadly passed away after a brief illness on May 14, 2020.       “Bob’s contributions to AMA and the model aviation community are many and span his entire adult life. He served this community tirelessly, advocating for the hobby he loved dearly,” said Rich Hanson, president of AMA. “Words cannot express our gratitu

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Storing Large Models

Models airplanes are graceful in the air, but often can be clunky, bulky, and hard to handle on the ground. These characteristics make finding a m*thod of storing a large number of them rather difficult, especially when preservation needs, som*thing such as protecting them from light, dust, pests, and bad handling come into play.  At the National Model Aviation Museum, we’ve utilized our ceiling as a storage space, hanging models in custom–made bridles. Heavier, larger models find homes on sh

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What to Expect at AMA Jr. Camp

The Academy of Model Aeronautics’ Education department is pleased to present AMA Jr. Camp this year! In lieu of an in-person experience, the AMA Jr. Camp will be fully virtual, and lessons will cater to youth ages 5–12 to provide a fun and educational introduction to the concepts of aviation. In the afternoons, we will host conversations with aviation professionals who have a passion for model aviation. These conversations will be open to everyone and will be som*thing people of all ages won’t w

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AMA Air – Season 6 Episode 10 – LIVE – May 15th, 2020

Matt and Claire are streaming LIVE on this episode of AMA Air on Friday, May 15th at 2 p.m. EDT. CLICK HERE to go to YouTube and set a reminder to watch LIVE! Featuring the latest updates for Camp AMA, I Fly AMA announcements, and a guest appearance by Model Aviation and Park Pilot Executive Editor Jay Smith to discuss the June Digital Edition! LINKS from the episode: https://www.modelaviation.com/digital https://www.amaflightschool.org/campama https://www.facebook.com/groups/iflyama https

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AMA Jr. Camp

The in-person Camp AMA 2020 Experience has changed from an in-person gathering to a virtual experience this year. We’re calling it the “AMA Jr. Camp.”  This will be a fun, preparatory course for youth ages 5-12, to learn model aviation fundamentals that will help to prepare them for advanced aeromodeling opportunities in the future.  Virtual camp will take place July 6-10, 2020. Participation is completely free and many of the activities can be done using items that most homes will have on han

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Let’s Build: Mulitrotors

Mark your calendars, set that reminder or click that notification. Let’s build multirotors! Join AMA’s Digital Experience Lead and Executive Producer of AMA Air, Dillon Carpenter, live Tuesday, May 12 at 2 p.m., as he builds out a ReadyMade RC Strix Screech multirotor frame. Learn the basics of soldering, programming, and some electrical engineering on this multi-part series. Follow along and chat with Dillon on YouTube or Facebook. #amabuild View the full article

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AMA Air – Season 6 Episode 9 – LIVE – May 1st, 2020

We are going LIVE on Facebook and YouTube for another episode of AMA Air. Come find out the latest updates for the Outdoor Nats, discover some exciting changes to Camp AMA 2020, and learn how you can relive #AMAExpo! LINKS from the Episode: http://www.modelaviation.com/brodak-flyin-2018 http://www.modelaircraft.org/nats http://www.modelaircraft.org/together http://www.modelaircraft.org/tag http://www.modelaircraft.org/site-grant http://www.facebook.com/groups/iflyama http://www.amafl

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The Academy of Model Aeronautics is Hiring!

We currently have open positions available with the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) in Muncie, Indiana. If you are interested in applying, please visit www.modelaircraft.org/employment or email your résumé Human Resources Director April Johnson at aprilj@modelaircraft.org.  Foundation Director (reports to the AMA Executive Director) Actively collaborate with the Foundation Board of Directors and AMA Executive Director to implement, perform, and evaluate fundraising and philanthropic efforts

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AMA Air is going LIVE! – Season 6 Episode 8 – April 15th, 2020

Come hang out LIVE with Matt and Claire as they discuss a breaking announcement about the AMA Nats and special interviews with Joe Vermillion of Balsa USA, Mandee Mikulski, from the AMA Foundation, and Kyle Jaracz, Education Director of the AMA. LINKS from the Episode: http://www.modelaircraft.org/site-grant http://www.modelaircraft.org/tag http://www.modelaircraft.org/covid-19 http://www.collections.modelaircraft.org http://www.modelaviation.com/digital http://www.modelaircraft.org/together

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PRESIDENT’S PERSPECTIVE: COVID-19 IMPACTS MODEL AVIATION

The outbreak of the COVID-19 virus has had a dramatic effect on our nation and our society. To a lesser extent, it has impacted the aeromodeling community. By the time you read this, we’ll hopefully be on the back side of the viral proliferation curve; however, as of today we’re still anticipating a peak in the spread of the virus and new guidelines, restrictions, and precautions are put in place daily. It’s important that we follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines

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Staying Connected: AMA Facebook Hop

What exactly is a Facebook Hop you may wonder?    A Hop is a way to digitally connect individuals by taking them through multiple linked (tagged) Facebook pages/profiles. A group of people sign on to participate in the Hop by posting a themed piece of content to their Facebook newsfeed and connecting that post to another participant by tagging his or her page. The #AMAHop is a way showcase how the model aviation community stays engaged in our hobby while experiencing stay-at-home orders and res

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AMA Air – Season 6 Episode 7 – April 1st, 2020

Matt and Claire are working remotely, but still hosting AMA Air! Tune in as they chat about working from home, the #AMAHop on Facebook, and what COVID-19 means for your canceled or postponed RC Event fees. All that and more on this episode of AMA Air! LINKS from the episode: http://www.modelaircraft.org/covid-19 http://www.modelaircraft.org/podcast http://www.modelaircraft.org/viewfromHQ http://www.facebook.com/modelaviation http://www.facebook.com/groups/iflyama http://www.modelaircraft.

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AMA Podcast Ep-28 Model Aviation: May 2020 with Jay Smith

Model Aviation Executive Editor Jay Smith joins today’s AMA Podcast to give a preview of the May 2020 issue of Model Aviation magazine that will arrive in mailboxes in just a few short weeks! Listen now at modelaircraft.org/podcast. MORE EPISODES >> View the full article

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COVID-19 UPDATES

Attention Contest Directors and Event Managers POSTED 03.26.2020 As we continue to address efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19, we have some new developments that might affect an event you have scheduled through May 31, 2020. The AMA will be extending its offer to reschedule events scheduled between now and May 31, 2020, to later this year at no charge. AMA will waive all fees and costs associated with reprocessing the sanction, to include reissuing any insurance certificates and replaci

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AMA Operations and Staff Working Remotely

Dear AMA Members, Thank you for your patience and cooperation while we do our part to address COVID-19. The safety of our staff, members, and community are AMA’s top priority. Together we can work together to slow the spread of COVID-19 and eventually life will return to normal. We are regularly monitoring and implementing guidance from national and local health officials and will continue to keep you updated as news develops. Delaware County, Indiana, has issued a Disaster Emergency Declarati

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AMA Event Sanctioning and COVID-19

Safety is important to our members and the public. AMA is continuing to monitor COVID-19 guidelines and recommendations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Because of the administrative and insurance costs associated with issuing a sanction for an event, AMA policy does not offer refunds or credits for canceled or rescheduled events. However, given the evolving situation with COVID-19, AMA will be temporarily amending this policy for events scheduled through April 30, 2020. If a CD or EM

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AMA Air – Season 6 Episode 6 – March 15th, 2020

In the sixth episode of season 6, Matt and Claire discuss Tiny Drones and the National Museum of the United States Air Force, a club that’s improving their flying site, and important information about the Weak Signals Toledo Show. LINKS: National Museum of the United States Air Force: http://nationalmuseum.af.mil National Museum of the United States Air Force Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/AFmuseum/ Latest Episode of the AMA Podcast: modelaircraft.org/podcast I Fly AMA Facebook G

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