The AMA welcomes you to discover flight!

AMA member Clarence Ragland shares the Ragland Technique, his approach to teaching a completely new pilot how to fly independently in a very short time.

Painting foam board can be challenging. Here are a few tips for getting the best results when painting your foam board aircraft.

Dave Gee, a member of the AMA Education Committee, illustrates how to modify a Sky Streak.

Nick Maxwell, an AMA Youth Ambassador and world-famous Team Futaba pilot, shows you how to execute Horizontal Funnels with your helicopter!

Leonardo da Vinci would have been fascinated by the work of scientists from the University of Maryland who recently took a major step toward artificial bird-like flight.

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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