Summer events and National Model
The Academy of Model
Aeronautics is a world-class
association of modelers organized
for the purpose of promotion,
advancement, and safeguarding of
The Academy provides leadership,
education, and scientific/technical
development to modelers.
Throughout the past month, I have visited a dozen states, attending several events. I appreciate the positive, enthusiastic attitude expressed by nearly everyone with
whom I spoke.
Has your club completed its plans for summer events?
Planning, obtaining sanctions, advertising, etc. take time.
Waiting until the last minute nearly always generates
mediocre results. If you need assistance, why not
contact your AMA district vice president or one of
the many associate vice presidents?
Registration for the 2014 National Model
Aviation Day is now available on the event’s
website. Mark your calendars now for August
16, 2014, to host or attend an event near you.
Last year during National Model Aviation
Day events, AMA clubs raised $76,000 to
benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. We
garnered several state proclamations and
received outstanding media attention throughout
the country in recognition of these events.
We want to continue
to build National Model
Aviation Day, raise awareness
for the hobby, and benefit a
great charity that provides
necessary programs for our
wounded veterans. If the
date is a problem for your
club, please consider an
alternative one that will
This year, we are also
providing businesses and
organizations the opportunity to reach the entire aeromodeling
community by sponsoring National Model Aviation Day. Sponsors
will receive many benefits and will assist in our efforts to make
National Model Aviation Day a nationally recognized annual
Also new for 2014, we will be offering National Model Aviation
Day T-shirts in the AMA online store (see the ad on page 84). Not
only are the shirts great to have for your events, but proceeds from
the sales will also go to the Wounded Warrior Project.
More information about sponsorship opportunities, the new
T-shirts, and the benefits of participating in National Model
Aviation Day can be found at www.nationalmodel
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for August 16,
2014, to host or
attend an event