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AMA CLUB RECOGNITION & REWARD GRANTS

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Finger Lakes Air Pirates Receive AMA Club Recognition and Reward Grant

Posted by on Jun 20, 2018 in Recognition and Reward Grants | Comments Off on Finger Lakes Air Pirates Receive AMA Club Recognition and Reward Grant

The Finger Lakes Air Pirates recently received an AMA club recognition and reward grant for $50. The club is located in Seneca Falls, NY. The club has been  in existence for over 30 years. The main interest of the club is radio control sport flying, but they also include sailplanes, rockets, jets, helicopters and multi-rotors. The club recently had a swap meet at the Seneca Falls Community Center. The club was featured in the Finger Lakes Times on April 23 for informing the community about rc flying. The AMA Club Recognition and Reward...

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Fluvanna County RC Flying Club Receives AMA Club Recognition and Reward Grant

Posted by on Jun 14, 2018 in Recognition and Reward Grants | Comments Off on Fluvanna County RC Flying Club Receives AMA Club Recognition and Reward Grant

The Fluvanna County RC Flying Club recently received an AMA club recognition and reward grant for $175. The club is located in Fork Union, VA. On June 9, the club hosted their third annual Wings and Wheels 4 Paws event.  All proceeds from ticket sales were donated to four animal rescue shelters in Fluvanna County including Caring for Creatures, Fluvanna SPCA, Green Dogs Unleashed and Peaceful Passing. The club charged $10 per carload, $20 pilot landing fee and $20 for car show registration. The fundraiser featured model aviation...

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Piggot RC Modelers Receive AMA Club Recognition and Reward Grant

Posted by on Jun 11, 2018 in Recognition and Reward Grants | Comments Off on Piggot RC Modelers Receive AMA Club Recognition and Reward Grant

The Piggot RC Modelers recently received an AMA Club Recognition and Reward Grant for $50. The club is located in Piggot, AR. The club hosted their annual spring fly-in June 2-3 at their flying field. The event had aircraft and pilots from several states who participated. The fly-in draws some of the best pilots from the region, with a variety of fixed-wing and other aircraft. During the fly-in, there was a variety of competitions, free flyings and demonstrations. The event was free for the public and concessions were available both days. The...

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Casa Grande RC Flyers Present to Elementary School

Posted by on Jun 7, 2018 in Clubs in the News | Comments Off on Casa Grande RC Flyers Present to Elementary School

The Casa Grande RC Flyers visited Palo Verde Elementary School to give lessons about the principles of aviation. Alan Friedman, club president; Nancy Friedman, club treasurer; and Ronald St. Pierre, club vice president, presented the program, “Drone – Summer of STEM” that was geared towards students. They answered the students questions about flight and model aircraft safety. The presenters asked the class how many students owned drones and found out that many students raised their hands. The club also covered the rules for the safe use...

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Casa Grand RC Flyers Increase Female Members

Posted by on Jun 1, 2018 in Clubs in the News | Comments Off on Casa Grand RC Flyers Increase Female Members

The number of women joining the Casa Grande RC Flyers is increasing. When the club was created several years ago, it consisted mainly of men. In 2017, one women joined and in the recent months, an additional six women joined. Nancy Friedman took up flying RC aircraft from her husband, Alan. Alan is the club president and associate vice president of the Academy of Model Aeronautics. Alan encouraged her to give RC flying a try using a flight simulator in their home. From there, she decided to take lessons to better understand the hobby. After a...

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Hot Springs RC Flying Club Recently Hosted Event for Children

Posted by on May 24, 2018 in Clubs in the News | Comments Off on Hot Springs RC Flying Club Recently Hosted Event for Children

The Hot Springs RC Flying Club recently hosted an event directed towards children. The club is located in Hot Springs National Park, AR. On May 10 the Hot Springs Radio Control club hosted 200 first graders from the Lake Hamilton School District. The children learned about basics of flight and were entertained by club members who flew model airplanes, drones and helicopters. At the conclusion of the event, a large model plane flew over the field and dropped candy for the children. To check out pictures from the event, click here. The AMA...

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North Georgia Model Aviators Receive AMA Club Recognition and Reward Grant

Posted by on May 23, 2018 in Recognition and Reward Grants | Comments Off on North Georgia Model Aviators Receive AMA Club Recognition and Reward Grant

The North Georgia Model Aviators recently received an AMA Club Recognition and Reward Grant for $50. This club is located in Dawsonville, Georgia. The club recently found a new 40-acre flying field. The club broke ground in September 2017 and has been open to its members for three months. The field opened for its first public event March 22-24.The event was open to all RC aviators across the country in its first aerobatic fun fly event sponsored by RC plane manufacturer Extreme Flight RC located in cumming, GA. Currently, the field consists...

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Casa Grande RC Flyers Will Begin Raising Money for Hospice

Posted by on Apr 13, 2018 in Clubs in the News | Comments Off on Casa Grande RC Flyers Will Begin Raising Money for Hospice

The Casa Grande RC Flyers will begin raising money for the Hospice Charitable Fund of Central Arizona next winter. The clubs board recently decided to add the Hospice Charitable Fund of Central Arizona to their list of charities to give back to. Currently, the club raises money for Casa Grande Food Bank and Valley Humane Society. The club’s events are free to the public and act as fundraisers for these local charities. The club has several events throughout the year. On Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, the club will hold its first annual Fly-In and...

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York County Flyers Receive AMA Club Recognition and Reward Grant

Posted by on Mar 14, 2018 in Clubs in the News, Recognition and Reward Grants | Comments Off on York County Flyers Receive AMA Club Recognition and Reward Grant

The York County Flyers recently received an AMA Club Recognition and Reward Grant for $75. The club is located in York, SC. The club hosts their “Fallen Eagle Memorial Fly In” which is an annual fundraising event for Hospice. The club has been putting on the event since 2007. Since then, the event has raised about $12,000 for Rock Hill-based Hospice and Community Care. The club has simulators, drone ride-alongs and homemade planes for kids to get the community involved in the hobby. Raising money for Hospice is important to the York County...

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Beresford Area Radio Flyers Receive Club Recognition and Reward Grant

Posted by on Mar 14, 2018 in Clubs in the News, Recognition and Reward Grants | Comments Off on Beresford Area Radio Flyers Receive Club Recognition and Reward Grant

The Beresford Aera Radio Flyers recently received an AMA Club Recognition and Reward Grant for $75. This club is located in Alcester, SD. In February 2018, the club donated $250 to the Beresford Rural Office of Community Services, Inc. The ROCS Transit program operates a fleet of transportation vehicles in Beresford and several South Dakota communities. The program is designed to provide an affordable, accessible option for many communities to meet their transportation needs. The Beresford Aera Radio Flyers club includes members from the...

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