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                                           Academy of Model Aeronautics
                  AMA District III Covers the States of Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia
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                                          Website Last Updated:   4/21/2014


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To Find An AMA Club Near You................  Click Here 
              
        New --   Very Interesting Talk by First Officer Jeff Skiles of
        "The Miracle on the Hudson" amazing landing: Click Here
            
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               District III Area FAA NOTAMS ...........Click Here

  When this type is in RED, the NOTAM is for an area within District III

         Watch a neat video from the 2011 IMAA Air Show....Click Here

    
                             A video fit for a Prince .......Click Here
      3-D flyer Joe Smith was invited by the Prince of Dubai to go do a demo....Watch this one!
      
   
                 
  News From Around the District.......................

  District V.P. Mark Radcliff held an all District III  group meeting at the recent Toledo Show.  It was attended by most of the AVP's from District III, as well as many AMA folks including AMA President Bob Brown.  Above, a check is presented to Tom Kroggel, president of the Flying Tigers RC Club, for their work in getting the word out to the public about the benefits of joining the AMA.  Looking on is Jessy Symmes, AMA Education Assistant, with Mark making the presentation.  Other pictures from the event can be seen by clicking the link under the picture below!

  The Toledo Show was again a great hit with modelers from all over the country, especially from our own District III area.  Thanks to our D-III V.P. Mark Radcliff for these wonderful photos.  If you didn't get to the show, you missed a good one!   Get your planes ready.....it's Flyin Time in District III
                           For some additional pictures from the show,  Click Here  




  The Mountain Modelaires RC Club located in Wellsboro, PA now holds a weekly In-Door Fly-In during the winter months at the Charlotte Lappla Elementary School Gym.  Above, from Left to Right are John Eaton, Frank Granelli, John Walker, Jim Bockus, Perley Brown, and Ed Staron.   This indoor activity compliments their outdoor flying fun during the warmer months at their field located off Hilboldt Road in Charleston Township.  The club draws members from Tioga, and Potter counties in northern Pennsylvania.   This picture was in the local paper, to read the entire article,  Click Here

  Our District III Vice President recently attended the Annual 2014 Expo RC Event held in Ontario, CA, where an important agreement between the AMA and the FAA was unveiled.  In the above picture left to right is FAA representitive Jim Williams, our AMA President, Bob Brown, and AMA's Rick Hanson.  This annual event is one of the "Big 3" around the country showcasing our RC Hobby.  One of the featured speakers at the event was Jeff Skiles, the co-pilot on the plane that had to land in the Hudson River after birds took out both engines during take-off from New York's  LaGuardia  Airport.  To review some of the photo's that Mark took at the event .....Click Here      and to read Mark's report covering all the activities at the event.......  Click Here


   The Johnstown RC Club, of Johnstown, PA annually holds an In-Door Fly-In where they fly anything that can be safely flown indoors, after a short meeting, and a carry-in meal.  This year attendance was down some due to below zero weather, but everyone had a great time as can be seen in the photo above.   For more info check their website at  www.johnstownrc.org   To view some
additional pictures from the event  Click Here


   The Wyoming Valley RC Flyers Club annually hold a Float Fly and they fly at the Moon Lake County Park in Plymouth Township, PA, just north of Wilkes-Barre.  Above, Walt Bashigo and his wife Kathy prepare his giant scale Beaver for flight.  The club has 73 members .  Club president Larry Wright sent in this picture along with a few more... (click here)  www.wyomingvalleyrcflyers.com 

   Members of the RACE RC Modelers (AMA Chapter 1491) recently visited  Laura Cullen's second grade class at the New Haven Elementary School, in New Haven, WV.  Roy Grimm submitted this picture of the kids who enjoyed hearing and seeing our RC hobby up close.  They were thrilled when the guys shared their expertise in flying models and told about how they have built and flown all sorts of model planes over the years.  Roy also piloted a new quad-copter which tied in with a book the students have been reading called "Mr. Putter and Tabby Fly the Plane.   Thanks to Roy Grimm and Craig Harrison for this story!


   The Johnstown RC Club participated in the first AMA National Model Aviation Day on Saturday, August 17th.  They hosted Cub Pack 51 from the Dunlo/Salix PA area, which is nearby the club's flying field.  They had two buddy box setups to let each guest have a hand at flying a trainer aircraft, and treated the boys and their parents to a picnic lunch.  Members answered the many questions about our hobby that are always asked and all had a great time on a beautiful day!   For some additional pictures from the outing,  Click Here

                                         
 
                                          


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