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Binghamton Aeros Receive AMA Recognition and Reward Grant

Posted by on Aug 21, 2019 in Recognition and Reward Grants | Comments Off on Binghamton Aeros Receive AMA Recognition and Reward Grant

The Binghamton Aeros recently received an AMA Club Recognition and Reward Grant for $175. The club is located in Binghamton, NY. The club held the Festival of Giants R/C Air Show from August 9th to the 11th. The event was held at the Chenango Bridge Airport. The event itself was free to attend, but the club accepted donations for the Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse (CHOW). Skilled pilots from all over the east coast and Canada brought hundreds of large-scale RC aircraft and took to the skies for this event. You can watch more about the...

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Use Amazon Smile To Help Give Back To The AMA Foundation

Posted by on Aug 21, 2019 in Stories | Comments Off on Use Amazon Smile To Help Give Back To The AMA Foundation

Whether you are shopping for school supplies, gifts, airplane parts, or anything in between, Amazon Smile will give back to the AMA Foundation every time you purchase something through this link: Amazon Smile & AMA. How does it work? It’s simple. Instead of going to the normal Amazon website, go to the above link. When you go through our link, 5% of what you spend will be donated to the AMA Foundation. That’s all you have to do! If you were already planning on making a purchase on Amazon, why not give back to a cause you love...

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Stonecrest RC Flyers Receive AMA Recognition and Reward Grant

Posted by on Aug 7, 2019 in Recognition and Reward Grants | Comments Off on Stonecrest RC Flyers Receive AMA Recognition and Reward Grant

The Stonecrest RC Flyers recently received an AMA Club Recognition and Reward Grant for $125. The club is located in Prestonsburg, KY. The club recently hosted their Fun Fly, their biggest event of the year. The event was filled with food, fun, fellowship, and a lot remote controlled aircrafts. The club donated a portion of the proceeds to their local veterans group. Those who were at the event had the opportunity to learn about the hobby and even how to fly and operate radio controlled airplanes and helicopters. The AMA Club Recognition and...

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Three Old Men And A Time Machine

Posted by on Aug 6, 2019 in Stories | Comments Off on Three Old Men And A Time Machine

Since 1955, Earl, Ken and Frank had been best friends, all enjoying the same hobby of control-line flying. Here’s the story of their lifelong friendship and what they have done so they can all fly together for eternity. Three Old Men And A Time Machine Written By: Ken Cigler “This story started back in 1955 when three young boys met in grade school. At the same time, all three discovered model airplanes and control-line flying. Soon, all three met in the same model airplane club and thus started a lifelong friendship that lasted...

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Raise Money For The AMA Using Facebook Fundraisers

Posted by on Aug 5, 2019 in Stories | Comments Off on Raise Money For The AMA Using Facebook Fundraisers

As a recognized 501(c)3 organization, the AMA Foundation is one of the nonprofits Facebook users can choose to support through a special birthday fundraiser. We have had several people conduct these fundraisers online, including Randy Cameron, Executive Vice President on AMA’s Executive Council, and AMA Foundation Director of Development, Mandee Mikulski. How does it work? Facebook will automatically give users the option to host a birthday fundraiser right before your birthday. Simply select “Academy of Model Aeronautics Foundation” on the...

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