Category Archives: AMA News

National Model Aviation Day

AMA has selected August 15 for the National Model Aviation Day. We are in the process of planning for that day. Model Aviation Day is  a day that all AMA sanctioned clubs that can will hold a flying event that will give AMA members a great day of flying and friendship and encourage the general public to come out and see what model aviation is all about. Much of the proceeds will go to Support of Wounded Warrior Project.

In 2014 the model aviation community donated $100,000 to the Wounded Warrior Project

More information on the day can be seen at the Model Aviation Day website.

Model aviation community donates $100,000 to the Wounded Warrior Project

Through National Model Aviation Day celebrations around the country and the efforts of local modelers at approximately 200 AMA chartered clubs, the Academy of Model Aeronautics raised $100,000 in support of the Wounded Warrior Project. A large check was presented to Warrior Speak representative Norbie Lara during the AMA Expo held in Ontario, California on January 10.

Complete announcement can be viewed at http://www.modelaircraft.org/files/AMAClubsdonatetoWoundedWarriorProject.pdf

AMA sUAS/Drone Broadcast

AMA sUAS/Drone Broadcast

Join AMA Executive Director Dave Mathewson and Government and Regulatory Affairs Director Rich Hanson next Tuesday for a live sUAS/Drone broadcast.

The broadcast will provide an update on the upcoming small UAS rule and FAA’s interpretation of the Special Rule for Model Aircraft. Dave and Rich will also answer your questions regarding the sUAS/Drone issue.

No registration necessary… To join the broadcast, click the link below next Tuesday, 11/25, at 1p EST, or go to http://www.modelaircraft.org/gov