The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) is a growing and diverse organization of members with a wide range of aviation interests and backgrounds.

ESTES Educator Program

Get young people excited about learning with Estes Model Rockets!

Southwest Airlines Adopt-A-Pilot Program

At Southwest Airlines, we’re committed to bringing America’s future leaders unique learning opportunities by committing our resources and time to inspire students and help them define, articulate, and plan for future success.

Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Project

Our partnership with the Civil Air Patrol, one of the national leaders in aerospace educational offerings, provides the opportunity for cadets of every unit to experience flight through Radio Control model aircraft.

United Way of Delaware County

The AMA has partnered with United Way of Delaware County to provide the Take Off & Read Challenge to local schools.

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The first mass produced model airplane engine was designed and built by 16-year old Bill Brown, Jr. His friend, Maxwell Bassett designed model aircraft to test the engines. In 1933, flying with a gas engine, Max won the Mulvihill, Cabin model Stout, and the Moffeft International Trophy because the rules did not yet stipulate the type of power.