Heavy Lift STEAM challenge Logo

The AMA is pleased to announce the return of our latest authorized STE(A)M program for the spring of 2023, the Heavy Lift Challenge!  This mission-oriented challenge developed by Jim Tiller is designed to push your piloting skill, engineering acumen, and critical thinking to the next level.

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AMA Jr. Camp is designed to be a hands-on introduction to model aviation for students, and that’s why the projects are designed to incorporate as many household materials as possible! However, there are a couple of projects where specialized equipment and parts are a great benefit. Make sure you have everything you need, or save yourself the trouble and have a Jr. Camp Flight Pack on hand! A Flight Pack is the perfect way to enjoy these on-demand trainings in whatever setting you choose.

 

AMA Jr. Camp 2021 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.

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 AMA is pleased to announce the return of our latest authorized STE(A)M program for the spring of 2023, the Heavy Lift Challenge!  This mission-oriented challenge developed by Jim Tiller is designed to push your piloting skill, engineering acumen, and critical thinking to the next level.

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

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ARCONIC Foundation International

The AMA has been awarded two grants from the ARCONIC Foundation, formerly ALCOA. The results have been AeroLab (see the video below) and our current project to provide aviation education kits to Arconics worldwide for use in classrooms.

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Sir George Cayley, often called the Father of Aeronautics, designed a helicopter powered by a bow-string mechanism with feather blades (similar to the reproduction shown here). Later, he experimented by flying a model with multiple adjustable surfaces, allowing him to understand how every change affected the model’s flight. This model is a ½ scale replica of his original 1804 model. Cayley used the data from these experiments to publish his On Aerial Navigation in 1809.