heavy lift steam challenge

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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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.
This is a resource for our education outreach volunteers, as well as any model aviation educator or club that is seeking guidance. Here you will find ideas, activities, and suggestions on how to introduce model aviation activities in the classroom, at home, or out on the flying field!

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Science Olympiad (SO)

The Academy sponsors aviation events annually in the Science Olympiad and provides $5,000 annually to assist winners to attend secondary education. In addition, a member of the AMA Education Committee was the designer of the 2013 aviation challenge, a balsa catapult glider.

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The First Model Aviation Club was formed in 1908 in New York.. by a woman! Ms. Todd