Are you wanting to learn about gliders? This article discusses the different types of gliders that there are, the different portions of a glider, and the various glider patterns that one can use to fly.
Kurt Krempetz of AMA Glider discusses the different types of carbon fiber. Also discussed in this article are the properties of carbon fiber, as well as the benefits of adding it to a model aircraft glider design.
The AMA has developed recommended duties and responsibilities for its Leader Members (LM) to best serve its members, clubs and programs. This article explains the vital role that a Leader Member plays in the AMA community.
Are you interested in finding a new flying site? If so, please contact Tony Stillman, the AMA Flying Site Assistance Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 912-242-2407. To learn more about AMA's Flying Site Assistance Program, visit modelaircraft.org.
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.