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Beresford Area Radio Flyers Receive Club Recognition Reward and Grant

Posted by on Apr 12, 2017 in Recognition and Reward Grants | Comments Off on Beresford Area Radio Flyers Receive Club Recognition Reward and Grant

The Beresford Area Radio Flyers has recently been awarded with a $50 Club Recognition and Reward Grant. Beresford Area Radio flyers were featured in the Sioux Center News for hosting a 25th annual model airplane show at Centre Mall in Sioux. Hobbyist came from Nebraska, Minnesota and Iowa to see about 40 planes on display. Coordinator of the event Don Van Voorst told reporter Steve Hoogland, “If you’re going to be a club and you want to fly, you’re pretty much bound to the AMA.” The AMA Foundation thanks the Beresford Area Radio Flyers and...

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Rend Lake RC Club Receives TAG Grant

Posted by on Apr 12, 2017 in Clubs in the News | Comments Off on Rend Lake RC Club Receives TAG Grant

Earlier this year, members of Rend Lake RC Club applied for the Take Off and Grow (TAG) Grant. The AMA is excited to announce Rend Lake RC Club has received a $500 award by District 6 Vice President, Randy Cameron. This grant was awarded to Rend Lake to help with Open Houses and their RC Kid’s Camp this summer.   Rend Lake RC Club encourages anyone interested to attend their open house May 20 and August 1 from 12 – 4 p.m. Aircraft will be present and members will be there for any questions attendees may have. There will also be...

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South Coast RC Squadron Receives Club Recognition and Reward Grant

Posted by on Mar 31, 2017 in Recognition and Reward Grants | Comments Off on South Coast RC Squadron Receives Club Recognition and Reward Grant

The South Coast RC Squadron were recently awarded with a $175 Club Recognition and Reward Grant. The club secretary and treasurer, Albert Schmidt, spoke on KCBY TV station about their Remote Control Model Expo on March 3, 4 and 5. Secretary and treasurer, Schmidt, explained the club had been putting on their show for years, but they thought it would be best this year if they could expand the show to encompass all different types of people. He encouraged people who were not yet involved with the hobby to come check out the show and ask...

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McMinn County Radio Control Club Receives Club Recognition and Reward Grant

Posted by on Mar 20, 2017 in Recognition and Reward Grants | Comments Off on McMinn County Radio Control Club Receives Club Recognition and Reward Grant

The McMinn County Radio Control Association in Athens, TN recently received a $75 Club Recognition Reward and Grant by the AMA Foundation. The club received this recognition due to their efforts in making the Academy of Model Aeronautics more well known. Members, Pierce Ashburn, Sean Ashburn, Sid Averett, Dana Thornton, Tom Miller, Lynn Perkinson, Richard Weir and Bob Miller appeared in the Daily Post Athenian newspaper. The members were photographed for bringing copies of the Academy of Model Aeronautic Magazine to the E.G. Fisher Public...

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Casa Grande RC Flyers Air Show A Huge Success

Posted by on Mar 15, 2017 in Clubs in the News | Comments Off on Casa Grande RC Flyers Air Show A Huge Success

The Casa Grande RC Flyers held their 2nd annual air show on Saturday March 11, 2017 and enjoyed a record number of attendees at the club field.  This year’s air show benefited the Valley Humane Society who received many needed items as well as cash donations. The show featured pilots from Horizon Hobby and Hitec/Multiplex, a pilot from the Eloy airport who flew helicopters, and an internationally known aircraft pilot and designer from Arizona City.  People from around the valley filled the bleachers to watch the pilots perform amazing stunts...

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Celina Flying Sportsmen Celebrates Annual Swap Meet

Posted by on Mar 3, 2017 in Recognition and Reward Grants, Stories | Comments Off on Celina Flying Sportsmen Celebrates Annual Swap Meet

The Celina Flying Sportsmen have recently been awarded with at $175 Award Recognition and Grant by the AMA Foundation. The club hosted their annual Swap Meet where dozens of vendors filled 70 tables to get people started in the hobby of R.C. model flying. The club was featured in Hometown Station, WLIO Lima Ohio,  for the success of the event. Eric Nelson, a member of the Celina Flying Sportsmen R.C. Club said, “The hobby’s been growing like mad. The Academy of Model Aeronautics (A.M.A) was about at 165,000 people. This year, I saw the...

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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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