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Bremen Hobbies to host silent auction to benefit AMA Foundation Scholarship Program

Posted by on Feb 17, 2017 in Stories | 0 comments

  Bremen Hobbies has recently launched a new silent auction promotional event to give shoppers the opportunity to purchase a Balsa USA 1/6th scale Sopwith Pup, built and ready for your receiver and battery. All proceeds from the winning bid will be donated to the AMA Foundation Scholarship Fund. Bidding is ongoing through April 15 and winner will be announced April 29. Bids may be entered either in person at the shop or by email ( or phone if a bidder cannot make the trip to the store. The plane will consist of...

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AMA Foundation for the Future Jet Rally

Posted by on Feb 16, 2017 in Events | Comments Off on AMA Foundation for the Future Jet Rally

August 24-27 – Ottumwa, Iowa   Jet Rally held in conjunction with annual “Fly Iowa” event hosted by the city of Ottumwa, IA. Rally will be held at the Ottumwa Regional Airport on a 100’ x 3500’ run-way, closed to full-scale aircraft for the weekend.  Pricing Structure Pilot Fee: $65.00, includes pilot’s steak dinner and live entertainment, meet and greet with airshow pilots and VIPS, additional dinner tickets available for $20.00 Tents: $150, 20X20 space, first come first serve Register by May 1, 2017 to receive $20 off tent pricing....

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In Memory of Richard Swenson

Posted by on Feb 15, 2017 in Donors | Comments Off on In Memory of Richard Swenson

Richard Swenson was born on February 24,1926 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Sadly, Richard passed away in 2015. He will be remembered by his passion for aviation. Richard attended Purdue University studying aeronautical engineering where he fueled his love and passion by designing, building and flying model airplanes. Soon after college he joined the US Air Force and then moved to Texas where he founded his own company, SwenAir. In 1967, Richard returned to his hometown Milwaukee where he was a full time employee at Milsco Manufacturing Company. In...

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Kevin Conners wins AMA Foundation Sweepstakes

Posted by on Feb 15, 2017 in Featured, Stories | Comments Off on Kevin Conners wins AMA Foundation Sweepstakes

Congratulations to Kevin Conners of Westbrook, CT, the 2016 winner of the AMA Foundation for the Future Sweepstakes. Kevin and his brother-in-law flew to California for the ride and to attend AMA Expo. Kevin was really excited to win. He had been checking to see if a winner had been selected. “When I called you and was told I had been selected, I was surprised, and excited, and felt very fortunate to be the winner. The ride in the P-51 will be remembered and treasured forever!” Kevin said. Dr. Kendall Wanger has agreed to...

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Kentucky Float Flyers granted five years for access to land in their community

Posted by on Feb 10, 2017 in Recognition and Reward Grants | Comments Off on Kentucky Float Flyers granted five years for access to land in their community

The Kentucky Float Flyers has been awarded with a $75 Club Recognition and Reward Grant by the AMA for their float-fly charity event held on Memorial Day. The Kentucky Float Flyers are a unique club to aviation hobbyist, they flow over water. While the club was waiting to board approval to receive access to this land to use for their club, they put in all their efforts to host a charity for the community. They chose to donate to several charities including, Winchester Youth Soccer League, the Clark County Animal Shelter and the Nursing Home...

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