Are you interested in knowing what the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) has to offer? This video, which was created by AMA's Mark Benson, showcases the various types of model airplanes that members of the AMA community fly and shows how fun flying is!
This student-produced video details the students' research, using a student-built subscale flying-wing sailplane that proved that proverse yaw can be achieved just as birds achieve it -- through wingtip aerodynamics alone.
This video and accompanying article were produced by Atlanta’s PBS station, PBA30, and features the AMA club Georgia Model Aviators. Georgia Model Aviators is a private club of almost 300 members dedicated to building and flying radio control planes.
The first model aviation club was formed in 1908.. by a woman! Ms. Todd, from her childhood, was always interested in how things worked. She would disassemble toys, typewriters, and was once even scolded for using her mother’s scissors to cut wire. This interest in tinkering led her to design and patent a type writer copy holder in 1896. By the turn of the century her interest turned to aviation, and she began to experiment with rubber-powered models and airships. In 1906 she displayed one of her aircraft at the Aero Club of America show, held in Grand Central Palace, New York.