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AMA Foundation for the Future Jet Rally Update

Posted by on Feb 20, 2018 in Stories | 0 comments

Thank you for supporting the 2017 AMA Foundation for the Future Jet Rally. We had a terrific event and appreciate your continued support of the AMA Foundation and the programs it helps. We thank you for your patience in finalizing plans for this year’s event. The AMA Foundation would like to share an update and a clarification. The AMA Foundation is not connected to a recent announcement by a local planning group in Ottumwa, Iowa, about a proposed jet rally set to occur in August of 2018. We appreciated our association with the...

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January Flying For Good Featured Club

Posted by on Feb 12, 2018 in Flying For Good, Stories | Comments Off on January Flying For Good Featured Club

The Flying For Good featured January submission is The Rogue Eagles RC Club. The club is located in Medford, OR. The 39th annual Rogue Eagles Air Show was a two day event that started on Aug. 25, 2017. The club donated 100 percent of the money raised to Asante’s Children’s Miracle Network. Admission was free for the event but the club asked visitors to consider donating $5.  At the event, there was a raffle for fine-art prints and remote-control aircraft’s. Spectators were also able to test fly a remote-control flight...

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Casa Grande RC Flyers Receive AMA Club Recognition and Reward Grant

Posted by on Feb 5, 2018 in Recognition and Reward Grants | Comments Off on Casa Grande RC Flyers Receive AMA Club Recognition and Reward Grant

The Casa Grande RC Flyers received an AMA Club Recognition and Reward Grant for $175. The club is located in Casa Grande, AZ. The club gives back to their community by hosting events that benefit local charities and they hold programs at area schools and 4-H groups. A Maricopa 4-H club offered to build and install sunshades over the pilot tables this summer at the clubs field. The flying club at Palm Creek Golf & RV Resort donated their 300-by-30-foot Petromat runway to the Casa Grande RC Flyers when they lost their field due to the park...

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AMA’s National Model Aviation Museum Celebrates Black History Month with Smithsonian Exhibition Exploring African American Pioneers of Flight

Posted by on Jan 30, 2018 in Stories | Comments Off on AMA’s National Model Aviation Museum Celebrates Black History Month with Smithsonian Exhibition Exploring African American Pioneers of Flight

Visit the National Model Aviation throughout the month of February to learn more about the history of African Americans in aviation and celebrate Black History Month. The museum will host “Black Wings: American Dreams of Flight”—a Smithsonian traveling exhibition—to honor the history of African Americans in flight, as well as a speaker series on February 10, 2018. The exhibition will open at the National Model Aviation Museum in Muncie, Ind., on February 1, 2018, and will be on view through the month of February in honor of Black History...

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AMA Expo West and the Ride of a Lifetime

Posted by on Jan 24, 2018 in Stories | Comments Off on AMA Expo West and the Ride of a Lifetime

The Foundation team recently visited Ontario, California for AMA Expo West. We love getting the opportunity to travel because it gives us the chance to meet members from all over the country. This trip was especially exciting because in addition to the expo, it was also the weekend the winner of the AMA Foundation for the Future Sweepstakes got to take his ride in Lady Alice, and our AMA Marketing team made a big announcement. Nathan Metzler was the lucky winner of the AMA Foundation for the Future Sweepstakes.  His prize package included an...

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