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AMA CLUB RECOGNITION & REWARD GRANTS

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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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Casa Grande Flyers Add New Club Events

Posted by on Feb 5, 2019 in Clubs in the News | Comments Off on Casa Grande Flyers Add New Club Events

The Casa Grande RC Flyers have added new events to their calendar. The club is located in Casa Grande, AZ. Every Thursday throughout the winter months, the club will hold airplane dog flights, also called “combat flights”.  These events give members a chance to increase their skills. It also allows people who are new to the hobby to enhance their skills. The “fights” begin at approximately 10 a.m. and conclude after one aircraft remains in the air. The club also planned their next swap meet for Feb. 9 at the club...

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Sunday Flyers Receive AMA Club Recognition and Reward Grant

Posted by on Jan 22, 2019 in Recognition and Reward Grants | Comments Off on Sunday Flyers Receive AMA Club Recognition and Reward Grant

The Sunday Flyers recently received an AMA Club recognition and reward grant for $150. The club is located in Middle River, MD. The club was featured on episode 3101 of “Outdoors Maryland”. The club was established in 1955 and is chartered with the AMA for flying fixed wing aircraft and helicopters. The Sunday Flyers currently have 90 members but have had up to 160 members of all ages. They have one flying location with a 350-foot runway located off Bird River Beach Road in Maryland. The club members meet at their flying field...

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The Heart of Texas Miniature Aircraft Club Sets up Local Scholarship

Posted by on Jan 7, 2019 in Recognition and Reward Grants | Comments Off on The Heart of Texas Miniature Aircraft Club Sets up Local Scholarship

The Heart of Texas Miniature Aircraft Club recently received an AMA Club Recognition and Reward grant for $75. The club hosted their 36th Annual Greater Southwest Jet Rally on September 6, 2018. The jet rally ran from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m and was free to the public but donations were accepted to fund a Texas State Technical College aviation scholarship. In 2017, club president, Steven Bird, requested the club members to think of ideas for a possible community charity which would be the clubs focus.  The club came up with many ideas but decided on...

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Casa Grande RC Flyers to Host Event for Hospice

Posted by on Jan 2, 2019 in Clubs in the News | Comments Off on Casa Grande RC Flyers to Host Event for Hospice

The Casa Grande Flyers will hold an event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12 at their club airfield on 2725 S. Isom road in Casa Grande. The event will benefit the Hospice Charitable Fund of Central Arizona and is open to the public. The club will offer free flying lessons using an instructor’s model aircraft, free first-person view airplane rides, a swap meet featuring many radio-controlled hobby items, and food service for both breakfast and lunch. Visitors will be able to watch and ask the pilots questions while they fly...

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A Year in Review: Casa Grande RC Flyers

Posted by on Jan 2, 2019 in Clubs in the News | Comments Off on A Year in Review: Casa Grande RC Flyers

The Casa Grande RC Flyers made many changes to their flying field in 2018. Membership has increased which has allowed the club to make improvements to their field. Some of the changes to the airfield included: A new remote weather station installed in January that allows members to see real-time weather conditions Two stainless steel sun shades over pilot tables A large steel storage unit Approval of an increase to the weight limit for aircraft used at the field from 10 to 20 pounds A new runway, a donation by the former Palm Creek flying...

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Casa Grande RC Flyers Celebrate National Model Aviation Day

Posted by on Dec 12, 2018 in Clubs in the News | Comments Off on Casa Grande RC Flyers Celebrate National Model Aviation Day

The Casa Grande RC Flyers held their annual National Model Aviation Day event on Dec. 8. The event was held at the clubs airfield in Casa Grande. More than 150 people attended the event and the event was free to the public. The club’s new food service, Twisted Entree from Casa Grande, served meals from their menu. Tools and supplies to make the event more space were donated by Home Depot, Lowes and Norris RV and all of Casa Grande. The event benefited the Casa Grande Food Bank and the club members collected cash and food items. The...

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Casa Grande RC Flyers will Celebrate National Model Aviation Day

Posted by on Dec 3, 2018 in Clubs in the News | Comments Off on Casa Grande RC Flyers will Celebrate National Model Aviation Day

The Casa Grande RC Flyers will host an event on Dec. 8 to celebrate National Model Aviation Day. The event will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the clubs flying field off of Isom Road. The event is free but donations of non-perishable food items or cash will be accepted to benefit the Casa Grande Food Bank. The club has been hosting this event for six years, as long as the club has been in existence. The members of the club will be flying fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters and drones. The public is encouraged to come and learn more about the hobby...

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Blacksheep RC Modelers Invited to Fly in Front of Indiana State Museum

Posted by on Dec 3, 2018 in Clubs in the News | Comments Off on Blacksheep RC Modelers Invited to Fly in Front of Indiana State Museum

The Blacksheep RC Modelers were invited to fly RC planes in front of the Indiana State Museum the day after Thanksgiving. Many of the clubs members were able to come and...

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Canandaigua Sky Chiefs Receive AMA Club Recognition and Reward Grant

Posted by on Nov 28, 2018 in Recognition and Reward Grants | Comments Off on Canandaigua Sky Chiefs Receive AMA Club Recognition and Reward Grant

The Canandaigua Sky Chiefs recently received an AMA Club Recognition and Reward Grant for $175. The club is located in Canandaigua, NY. The club hosted their annual Larry Bowerman Memorial Air Show and Fun Fly event on July 28-29. Flying started at 9 a.m. and all RC equipment and models were welcome. The event also had a 50/50 raffle. They also had a flying demo at noon. 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...

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