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Friends honor Crash Hancock with Walk of Fame brick

Posted by on Nov 30, 2017 in Stories | Comments Off on Friends honor Crash Hancock with Walk of Fame brick

Mike “Crash” Hancock was born October 14, 1966 and was a native of Waco, Texas. In his younger days, he crashed just about every plane he put in the air, earning him the nickname Crash and it stuck. Crash was in the hobby for 40 years and was most well known for founding and hosting the longest running RC aviation podcast, “The CrashCast” (http://www.thecrashcast.com/) which started in 2009. In all, there were 360 episodes covering virtually every topic you can think of related to RC aviation. Every Wednesday night,...

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Support the National Model Aviation Museum as a Museum Patron

Posted by on Nov 29, 2017 in Stories | 0 comments

The National Model Aviation Museum Patron Program is a vital part of the museum’s continued efforts to preserve model aviation history. It’s professional staff works hard to manage the collection and update it archives and records in a timely fashion. Patron donations assist the museum with acquisition of new artifacts, exhibits, and its operations. Each year the museum has continued to grow in the number of artifacts accepted and on display, number of exhibits available for visitors, number of guests through the door, and its...

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Mid Coast Radio Control Club Receives Club Recognition and Reward Grant

Posted by on Nov 20, 2017 in Recognition and Reward Grants | Comments Off on Mid Coast Radio Control Club Receives Club Recognition and Reward Grant

The Mid Coast Radio Control Club recently received an AMA Club Recognition and Reward grant for $75. The club is located in Union, ME. The Mid Coast Radio Control group president, Greg Morse, invited “Village Soup” reporter Louis Bettcher to their airfield. The day was filled with information about the hobby and some flying. The club informed Bettcher on how RC planes are built, what power sources they use, AMA memberships and swap meets. Bettcher said, “Although I was excited to try to fly one of them, I was nervous that I would ruin...

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Palomar Radio Controlled Flyers Club Receives AMA Club Recognition and Reward Grant

Posted by on Nov 20, 2017 in Recognition and Reward Grants | Comments Off on Palomar Radio Controlled Flyers Club Receives AMA Club Recognition and Reward Grant

Palomar Radio Controlled Flyers club recently received an AMA Club Recognition and Reward Grant for $75. This club is located in San Marcos, CA. The club was recently in “The San Diego Union-Tribune” because the club needs a new home. They have been gathering in a big, vacant field in Fallbrook, CA. The property is 90 acres and is a private land owned by a development company. This field was ideal because it is in isolation from residential neighborhoods and retail centers. It allows members to fly without concern for bothering anybody or...

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Hampton Roads Radio Control Group Holds Event for a Good Cause

Posted by on Nov 15, 2017 in Clubs in the News, Featured | 0 comments

The Hampton Roads Radio Control group hosted the 11th annual Toys for Tots Fly-in on Nov. 4. The event was held at their field in Suffolk, VA. All proceeds from the event went to the Suffolk’s Toys for Tots Program. More than 30 pilots registered for the event. There was a $10 landing fee or a pilot could bring one new, unwrapped toy. There was also a skydiver demo and candy drop at the event. The club event collected three boxes of toys, along with $3,462 worth of cash donations, raffle tickets and food sales. The AMA would like to thank the...

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