AMA Foundation to Host Inaugural Jet Rally

The AMA Foundation team hosted their first event, the AMA Foundation for the Future Jet Rally on August 24-27, in Ottumwa, Iowa. Some of the greatest model airplane pilots in the country were in attendance for four days of open-flying and entertainment provided by the city as part of 2017’s Fly Iowa event.

Attendees enjoyed four days of open flying on a 100 x 3,500-foot runway, two huge full-scale air shows, four live performances, a barbecue, and much more!

Meet the AMA Scholarship Winners

Earlier this year, AMA awarded 11 students from across the country a total of $48,000 in scholarships. The scholarships are created through funds donated by model aviation organizations and individuals, AMA members, and a portion of AMA member dues. The complete list of winners, along with information about their college of choice and their awards, can be found by clicking here.

Generations of Flight Campaign is a Finalist for PR News Platinum Award

AMA is excited to announce that Generations of Flight is a finalist for a PR News Platinum Award in the website marketing category! The Platinum Award is a public relations industry competition that celebrates the ingenuity and leadership behind the most outstanding communication initiatives. AMA is honored to be included as a finalist.

We want to thank all AMA members who have submitted stories and made Generations of Flight possible. We appreciate you! If you haven’t already, we encourage you to visit our website, read the stories, and submit your photos at

AMA and UAA Launch Competitive Collegiate UAS Program

The Academy of Model Aeronautics, the nation’s leading voice for model aircraft flying hobbyists, and the University Aviation Association (UAA), the unifying voice for collegiate aviation education, are launching a joint UAS program for college students. The UAS4STEM Collegiate Challenge will encourage teamwork, competition, and success through a STEM-based education platform.

Much like the program currently available to high schools, the UAS4STEM Collegiate Challenge will provide university student teams access to training, insurance, licensing, and equipment for the competition.

Teams will be required to complete an online curriculum to ensure that all students have learned about multirotor safety and the National Airspace System (NAS).

Competitions will be held in spring 2018 at regional flying locations and hosted by AMA’s University Model Aviation Students Clubs (UMASC). Program registration fees include licenses for each student, a Quadzilla quadcopter kit, all necessary support equipment (except a laptop computer), the online curriculum, an online instructional video series, AMA membership for students, and competition entry fees.

For additional information, contact either AMA’s Bill Pritchett, Director of Education, at [email protected] or UAA’s Ryan Wallace at [email protected]