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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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Does your club want to introduce model aviation to its youth, newcomers, friends and neighbors? If you answered "yes," you will want to learn more about the AMA's TAG grant program.

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 5-12 to learn model aviation fundamentals that will help to prepare them for future, more advanced aeromodeling opportunities

AMA Jr. Camp offers students an exciting opportunity to be immersed in model aviation! 

Approximately $40,000 is available, in endowments and scholarships, to be distributed in various amounts on the basis of AMA modeling activities, scholastic achievement, and citizenship achievement.
University Model Aviation Student Club (UMASC) is discounted membership and charter program for college students!

Model Aviation Student Club, or MASC, is a chartering program for school aeromodeling clubs!

Introducing a drone STEM program from the Academy of Model Aeronautics, UAS4STEM!

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Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP)

The Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the encouragement and advancement of minorities in all aviation and aerospace careers

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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.