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Casa Grande RC Flyers to Host Their Biggest Air Show Yet

Posted by on Feb 21, 2019 in Stories | Comments Off on Casa Grande RC Flyers to Host Their Biggest Air Show Yet

The Casa Grande Rc Flyers will host their 6th annual Air Show at their club field on March 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be a swap meet the morning of the event. Admission is free and the event will benefit the Valley Humane Society. The Air Show will feature model aircraft flights by professional pilots using fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters and drones. A radio-controlled care race demonstration on the clubs car track will also be featured at the show. Superstition Hobbies will be at the event to offer both car and airplane products. A...

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AMA Foundation Auction and Exhibitor Auction AMA Expo East

Posted by on Feb 14, 2019 in Stories | Comments Off on AMA Foundation Auction and Exhibitor Auction AMA Expo East

The AMA Foundation will be hosting a live auction at 3:00 PM during AMA Expo East on Sunday, February 24. Airplanes will be sold as well as products donated by Graupner USA, Slimline Products, and SpecCNCat. Join Rovan RC at booths 409 and 411 from 2:00-2:30 PM for their own live auction. Money earned from the auctions will support many of AMA’s programs. Check out the participating exhibitors. Droneball SWEEPER – White – KIT – RTF mz-12 PRO 12 Channel 2.4GHz HoTT Transmitter with Falcon 12 Receiver AeroForm CNC Foamcutter $895 value The...

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Beresford Area Radio Flyers Receive Recognition and Reward Grant

Posted by on Feb 14, 2019 in Recognition and Reward Grants | Comments Off on Beresford Area Radio Flyers Receive Recognition and Reward Grant

The Beresford Aera Radio Flyers recently received an AMA club recognition and reward grant for $75. The club is located in Alcester, SD. The club recently donated $250 to The Beresford Area Transit/ROCS to help with their mission of providing transportation to local residents. The Beresford Area Transit has two vans and a 16 passenger bus that is equipped to handle wheelchairs. The transit normally has 20 to 25 trips per week. Funding for the Beresford Area Transit group comes from the fees, grants from the counties, grants from the city and...

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January Flying For Good Featured Club

Posted by on Feb 12, 2019 in Flying For Good | Comments Off on January Flying For Good Featured Club

The Flying For Good featured January submission is the Casa Grade RC Flyers. The club is located in Casa Grande, AZ. The club hosted their first annual “Fly-In For Hospice” event on January 12 at the club’s field. The club invited other AMA members as well as other clubs to join them for flying and a swap meet. The event offered free first-person views from devices flying around the field. The visitors were able to view flights through special goggles connected to a camera mounted in the aircraft. Representatives from...

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Black Wings Exhibit at the National Model Aviation Museum

Posted by on Feb 11, 2019 in Stories | Comments Off on Black Wings Exhibit at the National Model Aviation Museum

The National Model Aviation Museum will be hosting Black Wings: American Dreams of Flight, a Smithsonian traveling exhibition. The exhibit will be on display February 1, in celebration of Black History Month, and will run through March 31. The exhibition is based on the book Black Wings: Courageous Stories of African Americans in Aviation and Space History. The exhibit was created by exhibition curator Von Hardesty of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. In 1903, America’s fascination with flight was sparked by the Wright...

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