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Wenatchee Red Apple Flyers donate $500 to AMA Foundation

Posted by on Jun 11, 2019 in Stories | Comments Off on Wenatchee Red Apple Flyers donate $500 to AMA Foundation

The AMA Foundation would like to thank the Wenatchee Red Apple Flyers for its donation of $500, given during the Inaugural District XI Jamboree in East Wenatchee, Washington.  The jamboree brought in 72 pilots from across District XI for three days of flying, a hangar party, a District XI membership meeting, and a huge raffle. The club’s donation to the AMA Foundation came from a portion of the event’s proceeds.  I had the pleasure of attending the event as a representative of AMA and the AMA Foundation. It would be hard to beat the...

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AMA awards more than $20,000 in TAG Grants

Posted by on Jun 4, 2019 in Stories | Comments Off on AMA awards more than $20,000 in TAG Grants

AMA has awarded $20,240 to 45 clubs in 10 AMA districts across the nation. AMA awards up to $1,000 to clubs that implement a Take off And Grow (TAG) program in their local communities. TAG programs provide newcomers to model aviation an opportunity to learn about the hobby as well as practice flying model aircraft with experienced club members. TAG grants are awarded each year, thanks to the generous support of AMA members and AMA Foundation patrons across the country. To be awarded a TAG grant, clubs must demonstrate how its program...

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Fremont County RC Club Receives AMA Club Recognition and Reward Grant

Posted by on May 30, 2019 in Stories | Comments Off on Fremont County RC Club Receives AMA Club Recognition and Reward Grant

The Fremont County RC Club recently received an AMA Club Recognition and Reward Grant for $75. The club is located in Florence, CO. The club was recognized on Facebook on April 15, 2019. The club donated $75 to benefit a community organization. The AMA Club Recognition and Reward Program was established to encourage clubs to promote model aviation. The AMA offers clubs cash incentives for positive local media coverage for a public event, public service, club announcement, or other coverage. Click here to learn more about this...

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Fleet Biplane Rebuild

Posted by on May 29, 2019 in Stories | Comments Off on Fleet Biplane Rebuild

During the AMA Foundation RC Resale, Kerry Sterner and his grandson, Tyler Hill, bought a 1/4 scale Concept Fleet Biplane and fixed it up. They fully stripped, repaired, upgraded the electronics, and fully recovered the plane. On Sunday May 19, Tyler entered it in their local club (LVRCS) “Builder Event” where he placed first in scale and won Best of Show. The event was his very first outing. Kerry said it was a great time working with his grandson and that Tyler is now fully engaged in the hobby and they both look forward to...

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Sky Kings RC Club Receives AMA Club Recognition and Reward Grant

Posted by on May 24, 2019 in Recognition and Reward Grants | Comments Off on Sky Kings RC Club Receives AMA Club Recognition and Reward Grant

The Sky Kings R/C Club recently received an AMA Club Recognition and Reward Grant for $175. The club is located in Webb City, MO. The club was recognized in their local paper and television. First time flyers, The Flying Pigs, deconstructed and built a plane for a high school physics project. The students built the frame of the plane from the ground up and used new measurements and data that they figured out all on their own.  From there, they designed the remaining parts of the plane to get it competition ready. Upon completion of the...

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