The AMA Education Department proudly recommends the following AUTHORIZED AMA STE(A)M PROGRAM partners who promote the highest standards of STEM/STE(A)M education utilizing model aviation as an integral part of the curriculum.
Introducing the AMA BETA, our next generation free flight flyer! This model is perfect for beginners and experts alike. The BETA provides a stable platform for both indoor and outdoor flights and features our 20:1 winder, 1/8” FAI rubber, updated nose bearing, cambered airfoil, and polyhedral wing, this aircraft is sure to exceed all your expectations. Measures 22 ¾” long, with 20” wingspan, and a 7” prop.
AMA Junior Camp
AMA Jr. Camp is an online, virtual camp experience, developed and presented by the Academy of Model Aeronautics. It is designed to be a fun, preparatory course for youth ages 5-13 to learn model aviation fundamentals that will help to prepare them for future, more advanced aeromodeling opportunities
Introducing the AMA Alpha! The Alpha is a rubber-powered airplane that provides amazing flight duration, controlled flight, and can easily be disassembled and taken home to fly again.
AMA Jr. Camp 2021 was is an online, virtual camp experience, developed and presented by the Academy of Model Aeronautics. It was designed to be a fun, preparatory course for youth ages 5-13 to learn model aviation fundamentals that will help to prepare them for future, more advanced aeromodeling opportunities.
LiPo (Lithium-Polymer) batteries are a popular means for powering our electric models. As is the case when working with any power source, there are a few things that modelers need to know to stay safe and keep their batteries performing.
Today’s model fliers have many great choices for radio equipment. This article will try to help new modelers better understand the features available in most RC transmitters.
Friday, February 19, 2021
Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics are crucial for the development of our youth, communities, and country. Fortunately, model aviation and the disciplines it represents are perfectly suited to teaching these principles in fun and exciting ways.
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.