The AMA is proud to offer our educational resources as supplemental activities to Southwest Airlines pilots who are participating in the Adopt-a-Pilot program. Southwest pilot and AMA member Scott Fitzgerald explains some of the ways using model aviation can enhance the experience of your class.
Have you been thinking about starting to fly RC helicopters? Here is a great video series to help you get started! AMA Youth Ambassador and world-class RC helicopter pilot Nick Maxwell provides suggestions for everything from choosing your first helicopter to selecting the right transmitter.
The first mass produced model airplane engine was designed and built by 16-year old Bill Brown, Jr. His friend, Maxwell Bassett designed model aircraft to test the engines. In 1933, flying with a gas engine, Max won the Mulvihill, Cabin model Stout, and the Moffeft International Trophy because the rules did not yet stipulate the type of power.