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AMA CLUB RECOGNITION & REWARD GRANTS

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Mid Coast Radio Control Club Receives Club Recognition and Reward Grant

Posted by on Nov 20, 2017 in Recognition and Reward Grants | Comments Off on Mid Coast Radio Control Club Receives Club Recognition and Reward Grant

The Mid Coast Radio Control Club recently received an AMA Club Recognition and Reward grant for $75. The club is located in Union, ME. The Mid Coast Radio Control group president, Greg Morse, invited “Village Soup” reporter Louis Bettcher to their airfield. The day was filled with information about the hobby and some flying. The club informed Bettcher on how RC planes are built, what power sources they use, AMA memberships and swap meets. Bettcher said, “Although I was excited to try to fly one of them, I was nervous that I would ruin...

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Palomar Radio Controlled Flyers Club Receives AMA Club Recognition and Reward Grant

Posted by on Nov 20, 2017 in Recognition and Reward Grants | Comments Off on Palomar Radio Controlled Flyers Club Receives AMA Club Recognition and Reward Grant

Palomar Radio Controlled Flyers club recently received an AMA Club Recognition and Reward Grant for $75. This club is located in San Marcos, CA. The club was recently in “The San Diego Union-Tribune” because the club needs a new home. They have been gathering in a big, vacant field in Fallbrook, CA. The property is 90 acres and is a private land owned by a development company. This field was ideal because it is in isolation from residential neighborhoods and retail centers. It allows members to fly without concern for bothering anybody or...

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Hampton Roads Radio Control Group Holds Event for a Good Cause

Posted by on Nov 15, 2017 in Clubs in the News, Featured | 0 comments

The Hampton Roads Radio Control group hosted the 11th annual Toys for Tots Fly-in on Nov. 4. The event was held at their field in Suffolk, VA. All proceeds from the event went to the Suffolk’s Toys for Tots Program. More than 30 pilots registered for the event. There was a $10 landing fee or a pilot could bring one new, unwrapped toy. There was also a skydiver demo and candy drop at the event. The club event collected three boxes of toys, along with $3,462 worth of cash donations, raffle tickets and food sales. The AMA would like to thank the...

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Radio Control Sport Flyers Receive AMA Club and Recognition and Reward Grant

Posted by on Nov 15, 2017 in Recognition and Reward Grants | Comments Off on Radio Control Sport Flyers Receive AMA Club and Recognition and Reward Grant

The Radio Control Sports Flyers recently received an AMA Club Recognition and Reward Grant for $50. The club is located in Kansas City, MO. The club hosted an AMA sanctioned memorial fun-fly on Sept. 17 to honor two recently deceased club members, Bob Processor of Greenwood and Herb Hestand of Lee’s Summit. This fun-fly included a memorial plaque honoring all deceased members which was placed inside the shelter at their field. Also, family and club members shared their thoughts about the hobby. The RC Sports flyer club provides free flight...

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Desert Hawks Receive AMA Club Recognition and Reward Grant

Posted by on Nov 15, 2017 in Recognition and Reward Grants | Comments Off on Desert Hawks Receive AMA Club Recognition and Reward Grant

The Desert Hawks recently received an AMA club recognition and reward grant for $75. This club is located in Lake Havasu City, AZ. The club hosted their 32nd Seaplane Classic which was held on Saturday, Nov. 4. The event was free to spectators. Sixty-one pilots registered for the event and had to pay a fee to participate in the classic and all the money collected will benefit the club. Club president Tim Price told “Today’s News-Herald” that most of the funds goes toward field maintenance throughout the year. The pilots did not have to be...

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Southern Indiana Flying Eagles Club Receive Club Recognition and Reward Grant

Posted by on Nov 1, 2017 in Recognition and Reward Grants | Comments Off on Southern Indiana Flying Eagles Club Receive Club Recognition and Reward Grant

The Southern Indiana Flying Eagles club recently received an AMA club recognition and reward grant for $75. The club is located in Seymour, IN. The club hosted one of model aviation world’s biggest national events at the Indiana Flying Eagles field. The club hoped to have as many as 60 pilots but due to the hurricanes there was a lower turnout. Even though the club had a smaller turnout than they thought they would, the event was very manageable. Pilots come from all over the country to the championships. The pilots involved qualify by doing...

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The York County Flyers Will Host Annual Event for Hospice

Posted by on Oct 20, 2017 in Clubs in the News, Stories | Comments Off on The York County Flyers Will Host Annual Event for Hospice

The York County Flyers will host their annual Fallen Eagle Memorial Fly-in benefit for Hospice and Community Care on Saturday, October 28 starting at 9 a.m in York, SC. The club has been hosting this event since 1997. The York County Flyers pays all expenses of the event and returns 100 percent of the proceeds to Hospice & Community Care. Hospice and Community Care was founded in 1985. The nonprofit provides services to patients in their homes, care facilities, and the Wayne T. Patrick House. Hospice has a mission to give comfort,...

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Desert Hawks RC Club Receive an AMA Club Recognition and Reward Grant

Posted by on Oct 13, 2017 in Recognition and Reward Grants | Comments Off on Desert Hawks RC Club Receive an AMA Club Recognition and Reward Grant

The Desert Hawks RC Club recently received an AMA club recognition and reward grant for $75. The club is located in Lake Havasa City, AZ. For over 35 years, the Desert Hawks RC club complex has been home to RC airplanes and helicopters. The club members wanted something to do when it was too windy to fly their planes. The club decided to expanded to include RC truck and buggy enthusiasts by constructing race tracks on its grounds. Ed Hail, vice president of the club and track chairman, was interviewed by Chelsea Curtis from Today News-Herald....

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Rochester Aero Modeling Society Receives Club Recognition and Reward Grant

Posted by on Oct 11, 2017 in Recognition and Reward Grants | Comments Off on Rochester Aero Modeling Society Receives Club Recognition and Reward Grant

The Rochester Aero Modeling Society recently received an AMA Club Recognition and Reward grant for $75. The club is located in Macedon, NY. The club presented a check for $1000 to Macedon Town Ambulance. This donation to the town ambulance was the mark of RAMS exceeding $10,000 in total donations to Macedon organizations since 2006. Each year the club hosts the Model Airplane Show and the Helicopter Jamboree. Each of these events are fundraisers for Macedon organizations. The money will be used to buy equipment and materials to assist the...

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Central Connecticut RC Club Receives an AMA Club Recognition and Reward Grant

Posted by on Sep 29, 2017 in Recognition and Reward Grants | Comments Off on Central Connecticut RC Club Receives an AMA Club Recognition and Reward Grant

The Central Connecticut RC Club recently received an AMA club recognition and reward grant for $75. The club is located in Farmington, CT. The members of the club attended a drive and fly-in at a local airport. The event the club attended was the 32nd annual Simsbury Fly-In and Car Show. This event attracts around 15,000 spectators, and it has about 150 businesses as sponsors, advertisers, and exhibitors.The annual show was hosted by the Simsbury Flying Club, and proceeds from the event helped keep the Simsbury Airport in operation. The fly...

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