The AMA welcomes you to discover flight!

Aviation enthusiasts will love this Emmy award-winning documentary. Convenient segments also make it ideal for educators who want to bring aspects of flight into the classroom.

The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) and Model Aviation magazine hosted a webinar to discuss the basics of plans-building.
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The AMA proudly supports Science Olympiad. One of the 2014 events is to create a rubber powered helicopter. This video shows how to bend a wire thrust bearing.

View a demonstration of how to fly and trim an indoor catapult-launch glider! Hosted by AMA members Rick Crosslin and Tom Sanders.

View a demonstration of how to build an indoor catapult-launch glider! Hosted by AMA members Rick Crosslin and Tom Sanders. Plans, a material list and instructions that describe how to build an indoor catapult-launch glider are included with this video.

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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