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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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Coachella Valley RC Gold Leader Club hosts fly-in for Wounded Warriors and Rebuilding American Warriors

Posted by on Feb 6, 2017 in Clubs in the News, Stories | Comments Off on Coachella Valley RC Gold Leader Club hosts fly-in for Wounded Warriors and Rebuilding American Warriors

Coachella Valley Radio Control Club enjoyed their weekend hosting an annual War Birds Fun Fly benefiting Wounded Warrior Project and Rebuilding American Warriors.  The event had more than 30 pilots flying model military airplanes from World War I and II. Coachella Valley Radio Control Club has remained a Gold Leader Club for consecutively 12 years. They allow anyone at any age  to join their club if they wish to fly planes and are passionate for the hobby. “This is just one of those thousand points of light for people to enjoy that helps...

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Beresford Area Radio Flyers donate to swimming pool funds

Posted by on Jan 25, 2017 in Recognition and Reward Grants | Comments Off on Beresford Area Radio Flyers donate to swimming pool funds

The Beresford Area Radio Flyers Club has been awarded a $75 Club Recognition and Reward Grant by the AMA for their generous donation to Mayor Jim Fedderson for the swimming pool project. The club was mentioned in the Beresford Republic newspaper honoring them and their dedication to aviation. The club mentions their attachment to the Academy of Model Aeronautics and says that the AMA promotes all types of model aviation. The club also mentions they are able to use the Beresford Flying Field due to being members of the AMA.   The...

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Sonoran Desert Flyers Makes an Impact on Members

Posted by on Jan 16, 2017 in Clubs in the News | Comments Off on Sonoran Desert Flyers Makes an Impact on Members

The Sonoran Desert Flyers pilots do their best to provide great experiences to those who are interested in learning more about model flying. Over the years the members have impacted hundred of people, including new pilot Ryan. Ryan, 40- years old, has Cerebral Palsy, a disability that causes muscle spasms, slow growth, and involuntary movement. Despite all of this, he is a practicing psychiatrist. His father, Steve, took him out to the Sonaran Desert Flyers field to learn more about model flying-a hobby he believed would be fun for him to...

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Sarasota Warbirds Awarded with Club Recognition and Reward Grant

Posted by on Jan 13, 2017 in Clubs in the News | Comments Off on Sarasota Warbirds Awarded with Club Recognition and Reward Grant

The Academy of Model Aeronautics has recently awarded the Sarasota RC Squadron with a $175 Club Recognition and Reward Grant. The Warbirds were featured in Suncoast News Network for their Feel Good Friday Feature. The Sarasota RC Squadron hosted a fly-in benefiting the Sheriff’s Associations. The event was open to anyone interested in the hobby and encouraged attendees to bring a stuffed bear for cops to keep in the back of their car if a child is ever found to be in a bad situation.   Board member, David Speed, said the event was “nothing...

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River City Radio Control Club Club Recognition Reward and Grant

Posted by on Jan 11, 2017 in Recognition and Reward Grants | Comments Off on River City Radio Control Club Club Recognition Reward and Grant

The Academy of Model Aeronautics has awarded the River City Radio Control Club with $175 with a Club Recognition and Reward Grant. The 25 member RC club was featured in a  Vicksburg Living Magazine article. The article featured the River City Radio Control Club member Sam Pitchford, an aviation hobbyist since the  1960’s. Pitchford talked about his love for model aviation and how he got started on the hobby.  “It’s good therapy. When you’re flying you can’t think of anything else but what you’re doing. Your problems disappear. They’re not...

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Wintonbury Flying Club Awarded with Club Recognition and Reward Grant

Posted by on Nov 30, 2016 in Recognition and Reward Grants | Comments Off on Wintonbury Flying Club Awarded with Club Recognition and Reward Grant

The Academy of Model Aeronautics has awarded a $75 Club Recognition and Reward Grant to  Wintonbury Flying Club. The AMA recognized “Gold Leader”club was featured in Bloomfield Messenger for their 12th annual Giant Scale Fly-In in Bloomfield. The Wintonbury Flying club fly-in event gave the public a chance to admire the aircraft they feature. The public saw demonstrations, took part in a Q&A and children had the opportunity to fly in a 110 inch Olympic 2 glider. The club has been located in Bloomfield and actively involved with the...

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St. Louis Whirly Birds Awarded with Club Recognition and Reward Grant

Posted by on Nov 30, 2016 in Clubs in the News | Comments Off on St. Louis Whirly Birds Awarded with Club Recognition and Reward Grant

  The academy of model aeronautics recently awarded the St. Louis Whirly Birds with $150 Club Recognition and Reward Grant. The club was featured in Fox 2 News in St. Louis for their 32nd  Fun-Fly event. View the full story here.  The club opened their event to the general public. There was a mix of young and old participants for three days of the event.  Anyone who had an interest in flying was able to take part in the event and be eligible for door prizes.  For more details about the St. Louis Whirly Birds, visit their website here....

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Southwest Area Park Radio Control Model Airplane Club Awarded with Club Recognition and Reward Grant

Posted by on Nov 30, 2016 in Clubs in the News | Comments Off on Southwest Area Park Radio Control Model Airplane Club Awarded with Club Recognition and Reward Grant

The Academy of Model Aeronautics recently awarded Southwest Area Park R/C Model Club with $150 Club Recognition and Reward Grant. The club was featured in the Arbutus Times on Oct. 10, 2016, and also on Fox News 45. The story, titled “Hobbyist Fliers Watch Air Traffic Soar,” shares the story of the competition for airspace among model airplanes and real planes. The Baltimore County runway hosted an airshow for venues across the nation to compete. The airshow was almost was not able to take place due to the new rules and laws under the FAA to...

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Hudson Valley Radio Control Club Awarded with Club Recognition and Reward Grant

Posted by on Nov 30, 2016 in Clubs in the News | Comments Off on Hudson Valley Radio Control Club Awarded with Club Recognition and Reward Grant

The Academy of Model Aeronautics recently awarded the Hudson Valley Radio Control Club with a $75 Club Recognition and Reward grant. The club was featured in the Rockland Journal News for their 7th Annual Haverstraw Air Show. The Haverstraw Air show held dozens of fliers from planes ranging from 7 inches to 104 inches. The event was an opportunity for families and friends to get together to spend time watching planes zig zag through the sky. The club president, Bruce Leach, was interviewed by the paper and spoke about how model airplanes...

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