The AMA welcomes you to discover flight!

Don’t be surprised if you hear a buzzing sound in the hallways of South Hall this semester; it’s the sound of the future, in the form of small student-piloted unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones.

Do you need some tips on making your Wright Stuff Free-Flight Model soar in the Science Olympiad High School Challenge? We're here to show you how with our assembly, weighing and motor tips and tricks.

Tom Sanders demonstrates how to modify a stock balsa glider, including adding a launch lug and setting the wing's dihedral.

Dave Gee demonstrates how to modify a stock rubber powered model, including setting the wing's dihedral and altering the motor for better flight performance.

Dave Gee demonstrates how to modify a stock rubber powered model, including stretch winding the motor for better flight performance and holding a pylon race.

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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.

Learn about Life Weight and Thrust in this interactive game

Learn about Pitch, Yaw, and Roll in this interactive game

Learn to build the FPG-9 airplane in this interactive tutorial