The AMA welcomes you to discover flight!

This video and accompanying article were produced by Atlanta’s PBS station, PBA30, and features the AMA club Georgia Model Aviators. Georgia Model Aviators is a private club of almost 300 members dedicated to building and flying radio control planes.

Automatic Collision Avoidance Technology (ACAT) is a program that was developed to improve and transition automatic collision avoidance technologies throughout the aviation industry. ACAT is designed to prevent a ground collision for fully functional aircraft by automatically taking control of the aricraft and flying it away from the ground.

Aviation enthusiasts will love this Emmy award-winning documentary. Convenient segments also make it ideal for educators who want to bring aspects of flight into the classroom.

The AMA proudly supports Science Olympiad. One of the 2014 events is to create a rubber powered helicopter. This video shows how to bend a wire thrust bearing.

View a demonstration of how to fly and trim an indoor catapult-launch glider! Hosted by AMA members Rick Crosslin and Tom Sanders.

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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.

Learn about Life Weight and Thrust in this interactive game

Learn about Pitch, Yaw, and Roll in this interactive game

Learn to build the FPG-9 airplane in this interactive tutorial