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Contribution Made In Honor of Warren Kurth

Posted by on Dec 4, 2019 in Donor Highlight, Stories | Comments Off on Contribution Made In Honor of Warren Kurth

Thank you to the family of Warren Kurth for donating to the AMA Foundation in honor of Warren. Warren Kurth was born on April 5, 1933 in Bloomington, Illinois. His modeling career began with a sheet-balsa model kit when he was six years old. He was an assistant instructor at a YMCA model building class during junior high school. Warren lectured on model building, flew Control Line demonstrations, and taught a model building class at the community center for disadvantaged boys when he was in high school. Warren designed several models in his...

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AMA receives $100,000 grant from Arconic Foundation for STEM programming

Posted by on Nov 27, 2019 in Stories | Comments Off on AMA receives $100,000 grant from Arconic Foundation for STEM programming

For the past nine years, the AMA has received generous grant funding from the Arconic Foundation (formerly known as Alcoa) for STEM programming across the U.S. 2019 was no different, as the AMA was the recipient of a $100,000 grant that supports primarily STEM workshops for teachers. The workshops engage teachers in a variety of hands on, STEM-based activities using a Flight Research Kit, an AMA Alpha, and a Guillow’s Jetstream, all of which they can take into their classrooms and share with students. The classroom activities are designed to...

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Casa Grande RC Flyers Supports Valley Humane Society

Posted by on Nov 26, 2019 in Clubs in the News, Stories | Comments Off on Casa Grande RC Flyers Supports Valley Humane Society

On Saturday November 9, 2019 at the Casa Grande RC Flyers event celebrating National Model Aviation Day, club Treasurer Nancy Friedman presented a check from the Diane Warren Foundation for $2,000.00, and a check from the Robson Ranch Mah Jong Club for $209.00, to the Valley Humane Society.  VHS Board President Deb Woodard and Shelter Manager Crystal Fox received the donations.  Besides those funds, the individuals who attended the club’s event at 2725 S Isom Road, were very generous providing the VHS with hundreds more for their shelter,...

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National Model Aviation Museum Receives Convair B-36 Donation

Posted by on Nov 20, 2019 in Stories | Comments Off on National Model Aviation Museum Receives Convair B-36 Donation

In today’s world of model jets, ¼ and 1/3 scale warbirds, and 30% or larger International Miniature Aerobatic Club (IMAC) competitive aircraft, we have become accustomed to seeing large model aircraft. This was not always the case, as these aircraft could only be built and flown once large and powerful engines became available. In the late 1940s though, James Pappas was already not happy with small aircraft and was already thinking big. He had built smaller aircraft before he went into the US Army and upon his return thought “it seemed sort...

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SPARKS Inc Receive AMA Recognition and Reward Grant

Posted by on Nov 15, 2019 in Recognition and Reward Grants | Comments Off on SPARKS Inc Receive AMA Recognition and Reward Grant

SPARKS Inc recently received an AMA Club Recognition and Reward Grant for $150. The club is located in St. Petersburg, FL. 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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