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AMA CLUB RECOGNITION & REWARD GRANTS

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Midwest Sundowners Receive AMA Recognition and Reward Grant

Posted by on Oct 10, 2019 in Recognition and Reward Grants | Comments Off on Midwest Sundowners Receive AMA Recognition and Reward Grant

The Midwest Sundowners recently received an AMA Club Recognition and Reward Grant for $50. The club is located in Munster, IN. The club recently received a story published about them in their local newspaper. It dove into the history of their club and even included some personal stories of some of their members. The club, located in Munster, IN, flies at an outdoor flying field in Winfield and at the Sparta Dome in Crown Point when the weather prohibits outdoor flying. The AMA Club Recognition and Reward Program was established to encourage...

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Coachella Valley Radio Control Club Receive AMA Recognition and Reward Grant

Posted by on Oct 9, 2019 in Recognition and Reward Grants | Comments Off on Coachella Valley Radio Control Club Receive AMA Recognition and Reward Grant

The Coachella Valley Radio Control Club recently received an AMA Club Recognition and Reward Grant for $125. The club is located in Indio, CA. The club is one of the oldest service organizations in their area and was able to get on their local radio station recently to talk about their club and some upcoming events. The club will be hosting their Top Fun event the first weekend in November and hope community members will come out and watch to support the club. You can listen to their full radio interview HERE. The AMA Club Recognition and...

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Holly Springs Skyhawks Radio Control Group Receive AMA Recognition and Reward Grant

Posted by on Oct 9, 2019 in Recognition and Reward Grants | Comments Off on Holly Springs Skyhawks Radio Control Group Receive AMA Recognition and Reward Grant

The Holly Springs Skyhawks Radio Control Group recently received an AMA Club Recognition and Reward Grant for $125. The club is located in Holly Springs, NC. On August 31, 2019 the club hosted their third annual Wings Over Springs Electric Fly In charity event. Over 80 pilots were in attendance for the event, as the day had perfect weather conditions for flying. The club was able to get plenty of sponsors for the day and were able to give out goodie bags to all registered pilots, as well as free water. Visitors of the event were able to see...

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Tuscarora R/C Flying Club Receive AMA Recognition and Reward Grant

Posted by on Sep 25, 2019 in Recognition and Reward Grants | Comments Off on Tuscarora R/C Flying Club Receive AMA Recognition and Reward Grant

The Tuscarora R/C Flying Club recently received an AMA Club Recognition and Reward Grant for $75. The club is located in Mary-D, PA. During their monthly meeting at the beginning of September, the Tuscarora R/C Flying Club made Jonathan Sommers an honorary member of the club and pilot. Sommers, who has autism, had been attending their meetings for over 20 years. The club noticed his dedication and wanted to do something special for him. Not only did the club make him an honorary member, but the Academy of Model Aeronautics also heard about...

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Olympic RC Modelers Receive AMA Recognition and Reward Grant

Posted by on Sep 25, 2019 in Recognition and Reward Grants | Comments Off on Olympic RC Modelers Receive AMA Recognition and Reward Grant

The Olympic RC Modelers recently received an AMA Club Recognition and Reward Grant for $75. The club is located in Port Angeles, WA. In August, the club participated in the 2019 Olympic Peninsula Air Affaire and Sequim Valley Fly-in. The event brought in about 3,000 visitors and included a group of five historic planes from the Port Townsend Aero Museum, helicopter rides, a car show and more. The Olympic RC Modelers participated in the event as a fundraiser for Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County. The AMA Club Recognition and Reward Program...

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Southern Indiana Flying Eagles Receive AMA Recognition and Reward Grant

Posted by on Sep 16, 2019 in Recognition and Reward Grants | Comments Off on Southern Indiana Flying Eagles Receive AMA Recognition and Reward Grant

The Southern Indiana Flying Eagles recently received an AMA Club Recognition and Reward Grant for $75. The club is located in Seymour, IN. The club recently received a World War I model biplane that hung in Larrison’s Diner and they paid to have it restored. The diner was located in downtown Seymour for several years. After restoring the Fokker D. VII the club returned it to the owners of the diner for it to be hung back up. The AMA Club Recognition and Reward Program was established to encourage clubs to promote model aviation. The AMA...

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RC Sport Flyers Receive AMA Recognition and Reward Grant

Posted by on Sep 16, 2019 in Recognition and Reward Grants, Stories | Comments Off on RC Sport Flyers Receive AMA Recognition and Reward Grant

The RC Sport Flyers recently received an AMA Club Recognition and Reward Grant for $75. The club is located in Raymore, MO. This year, RC Sport Flyers members met with John Johnson, the superintendent of operations at Jackson County Parks and Rec. These members met to discuss the possibility of making their flying site and park ADA compliant. Within six weeks, there were smooth concrete parking spots and paths, railings and an ADA compliant portable toilet. The club was inspired to make this change from their own member, Brian Mitchell. Brian...

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Mid Arkansas Radio Control Society Receive AMA Recognition and Reward Grant

Posted by on Sep 3, 2019 in Recognition and Reward Grants | Comments Off on Mid Arkansas Radio Control Society Receive AMA Recognition and Reward Grant

The Mid Arkansas Radio Control Society recently received an AMA Club Recognition and Reward Grant for $175. The club is located in North Little Rock, AR. The club received news coverage talking about their club and what they do. Ansley Watson, reporter for ABC 7, met some of their pilots, including Frank Osborne, a World War II Veteran. The club even gave her the chance to fly a plane herself. You can watch their news clip HERE The AMA Club Recognition and Reward Program was established to encourage clubs to promote model aviation. The AMA...

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Viehe RC Fliers Receive AMA Recognition and Reward Grant

Posted by on Sep 3, 2019 in Recognition and Reward Grants | Comments Off on Viehe RC Fliers Receive AMA Recognition and Reward Grant

The Viehe RC Fliers recently received an AMA Club Recognition and Reward Grant for $150. The club is located in Indianapolis, IN. The club received news coverage on WISH TV talking about their club and what they do. There was four separate segments, averaging about two and a half minutes each. Dick Wolfsie interviewed their pilots, watched as they flew their planes, and even got to fly one himself. This coverage was a great way to spread their love of flying and expose new people to the hobby. You can watch their clips HERE The AMA Club...

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Binghamton Aeros Receive AMA Recognition and Reward Grant

Posted by on Aug 21, 2019 in Recognition and Reward Grants | Comments Off on Binghamton Aeros Receive AMA Recognition and Reward Grant

The Binghamton Aeros recently received an AMA Club Recognition and Reward Grant for $175. The club is located in Binghamton, NY. The club held the Festival of Giants R/C Air Show from August 9th to the 11th. The event was held at the Chenango Bridge Airport. The event itself was free to attend, but the club accepted donations for the Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse (CHOW). Skilled pilots from all over the east coast and Canada brought hundreds of large-scale RC aircraft and took to the skies for this event. You can watch more about the...

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