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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:   8/14/2014


            Note to Website Visitors:  Welcome to the AMA District III website,
                 If you find mistakes or information that should be updated, please
                 feel free to send that info to the webmaster.    Thanks so much!
                                                  raluther@atlanticbb.net         
         
             
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
            
          National Model Aviation Day.....Saturday, August 16th
                 Check out PA's State proclamation...  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

         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.......................

  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!

  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
 
 

                                         
 
                                          


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