Approximately $40,000 is available, in endowments and scholarships, to be distributed in various amounts on the basis of AMA modeling activities, scholastic achievement, and citizenship achievement.
Alaris Unmanned Systems
The AMA and ALARIS Unmanned Systems have teamed together with a common commitment to developing and promoting tools that improve the safety of UAS operations.
Public Safety Training
This hands-on training course will provide public safety officers the knowledge needed to use UAS technology safely and effectively in their daily jobs.
DJI, the world’s leading maker of unmanned aircraft systems, and the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), the nation’s leading voice for aircraft modelers, have partnered to launch a joint program to promote safe and responsible drone operations, train public safety officers to use drones effectively, and support educational outreach efforts.
UAS4STEM: Search and Rescue Challenge
Introducing a new STEM program from the Academy of Model Aeronautics, UAS4STEM!
LiPo (Lithium-Polymer) batteries are a popular means for powering our electric models. As is the case when working with any power source, there are a few things that modelers need to know to stay safe and keep their batteries performing.
This online training course will provide commercial UAS pilots the knowledge needed to pass the FAA’s required Remote Pilot—small Unmanned Aircraft Systems certification standards test.
Thursday, January 5, 2017 to Saturday, January 7, 2017
Flying model aircraft enthusiasts and anyone interested in radio-controlled aircraft and aviation are encouraged to attend the premier exposition for model aviation, AMA Expo 2018!
Sir George Cayley, often called the Father of Aeronautics, designed a helicopter powered by a bow-string mechanism with feather blades (similar to the reproduction shown here). Later, he experimented by flying a model with multiple adjustable surfaces, allowing him to understand how every change affected the model’s flight. This model is a ½ scale replica of his original 1804 model. Cayley used the data from these experiments to publish his On Aerial Navigation in 1809.