Atlanta Aero Club to Host Luncheon with Guest Speaker Rich Hanson

Join the Atlanta Aero Club for their upcoming luncheon on Thursday, February 1st featuring guest speaker Rich Hanson, President & CEO of the Academy of Model Aeronautics.

The luncheon will be held at the Capital City Club in Atlanta, GA with a networking hour from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and the luncheon to follow.

Rich Hanson currently serves as the President and CEO of the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) headquartered in Muncie, IN. He previously served as AMA’s Government and Regulatory Affairs Director from May 2008, until taking office as president in January 2017, and prior to that served on the AMA Executive Council for 15 years as a member of the Academy’s board of directors.

Rich is a life-long modeler and has years of experience in all aspects of aeromodeling and unmanned aircraft. He is an AMA Fellow, an inductee to AMA’s Model Aviation Hall of Fame and was recently awarded the Paul Tissandier Diploma by the Federation Aeronautic Internationale (FAI) for his contributions to model aviation and the aeromodeling community.

The Academy of Model Aeronautics is the world’s largest aeromodeling organization. Founded in 1936, the AMA has grown to more than 180,000 members with nearly 2,400 chartered clubs located in all 50 states, the US territories and at US military installations around the world. The AMA has the dedicated mission of furthering, supporting, and advocating on behalf of model aviation and represents and supports a diverse community of aeromodeling enthusiasts. AMA’s nationwide community-based programming provides an established safety structure for all forms of model aviation including the recreational, educational and purposeful use of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS).