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                                            AMA District III
                                           Academy of Model Aeronautics
                  AMA District III Covers the States of Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia
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                                        Website Last Updated on 3/29/2015 

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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
   NEW!  AMA Statement on Rules for Small Unmanned
             Aircraft Systems (drones) .....................     Click Here

             FAA Overview of Rules for Small Unmanned
             Aircraft Systems (drones) .....................     Click Here

             FAA Proposed Rulemaking Evaluations for
             Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (drones)  Click Here

        AMA "Know Before You Fly" press conference from the Consumer
        Electronics Show concerning "Drones"......... Click Here

                  Check out the AMA Blogs..............Click Here
      To look at NOTAMS from the AMA Website ...........Click Here

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


                             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.......................

   The Thermal-G Club of Erie, Pa recently held their annual swap meet.  It was very well attended and even made the evening news on TV 24!  Around noontime, everything came to a standstill as AMA President Bob Brown, executive V.P. Gary Finch, and Jack Graham gave an informative update about UAV flyers and what the AMA has been discussing with the FAA.  Jack also reviewed the requirements of flying "drones"  and what we can and cannot do with these new devices!

        The Johnstown RC Club of Johnstown PA held their Annual Club In-Door Fly-In on
      February 3rd, 2015.  They hold a short club meeting, have a wonderful picnic style dinner
    and then roll back the tables and have fun flying anything that can safely be flown indoors!
    As you can see in the picture, they had lots of young folks attend as well as the old timers!
                                For some additional pictures from the here

  District III V.P. Mark Radcliff attended the 44th Annual Vinton County Air Show in McArthur, OH over the weekend of Sept. 20-21.  It was a beautiful but windy day with lots of spectators.  Thanks to Michael Wilkinson, Jamie Edwards, and Roger Barnes.  Several area local AMA Clubs took part. For additional pictures from the event ........  Click Here

  The Wyoming Valley RC Flyers recently held their Float Fly at Moon Lake County Park, in Hunlock Creek, PA.  It was held the 7th of September and was a wonderful day in the mid 70's with about 325 spectators to watch the action!  The club ran out of hotdogs and hamburgers and had to go get additional supplies to meet the demand.  Above is an electric powered 1/4 scale J-3 Cub, made by Hanger 9, and attended by Walter Lentanski of Wilkes-Barre, PA        Photos provided by Julius Thailmaster.                           For additional photos:  Click Here

  Sunday Evening Flying, Sept. 14, 2014 at the Johnstown RC Club Field.  From L to R... Frank, 
       Roger, Zane, Fred, Rick, Bruce, Ken, Kenny, Paul, Caleb, and Club President, Sam Kaplitz

  Members of the Johnstown RC Club presented a demonstration to a group of Cub Scouts who were participating in a Summer Day Camp in New Germany, PA.  Above, club member Bruce Thomas explains how the control surfaces work to control the plane plus other aspects about our RC hobby.  Club member Zane Kough flew his helicopter for the group, as well as Bruce, who flew his electric Beaver.  The group really appreciated the demo and leaders said they will ask the club to return again next year.  Also participating were club members Neil Woffinden and Roger Luther

      District VP Mark Radcliff attended the 2014 Joe Nall event in South Carolina.  He supplied the photos from this wonderful annual event.  Thanks Mark!    For more photos,  Click Here

  The Johnstown, PA RC Club, held it's annual Mall Show over the weekend of May 2,3,4 at the Galleria Mall, just outside of Johnstown.  The club had about 40 planes on display, had a simulator set up for visitors, and gave out toy planes to the youngsters.  Everyone seemed to enjoy the event!
           For additional pictures:   Click Here          For a video tour:   Click Here

  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!