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National Model Aviation Day — Local RC modelers get involved

National Model Aviation Day — Local RC modelers get involved

August 15, 2015, National Model Aviation Day was created by the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), to encourage modelers and clubs across the country to celebrate the hobby and share their interests with the public. And this year all AMA Chartered clubs have also been asked to help conduct a fundraiser to provide assistance to […]
William Wylam: March 9, 1915 – June 4, 2015

William Wylam: March 9, 1915 – June 4, 2015

William Austin “Bill” Wylam, noted aviation artist, historian and longtime contributor and friend of Model Airplane News passed away June 4, 2015. Everyone here at MAN offer our deepest condolences to the Wylam family and in knowing Bill for so long will miss him dearly. We learned from his son, Stuart Wylam, that he passed […]
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RCX: This Weekend at the OC Fair & Event Center!

RCX: This Weekend at the OC Fair & Event Center!

Join us Saturday and Sunday at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, California! You’ll see the hottest new planes and drones in action and it’s a perfect opportunity to stock up on new aircraft, radios, batteries and the other gear you need. The Academy of Model Aeronautics will be there flying Burt Rutan’s […]
Your voice counts! Ask Congress to Protect RC Flying

Your voice counts! Ask Congress to Protect RC Flying

RC aeromodeling is at a critical juncture, and it’s important for us all to join together so our elected officials hear our collective voice and protect our hobby. Below is a message from the Academy of Model Aeronautics, and we urge you to follow their instructions and contact your senators and representatives to let them […]
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Great Find! Guide Book to over 900 Aircraft Museums!

Great Find! Guide Book to over 900 Aircraft Museums!

We have to admit it, the editors here at MAN love full-size aircraft almost as much as RC models. When ever we travel to a big RC event, we usually check out the old GPS for local points of interest and hit the “Museums” selection. Aircraft museums are across the country and make a great […]
National Model Aviation Day & the Wounded Warrior’s Project

National Model Aviation Day & the Wounded Warrior’s Project

Model Aviation Day was August 17, 2013. The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) proclaimed the inaugural date for all AMA Sanctioned modeling clubs throughout the United States to avail themselves the opportunity and celebrate “Model Aviation”. It was a day of relaxed and enjoyable flying among club members. No contest rules applied. The Indian River […]
SKS Video of XFC Helicopters

SKS Video of XFC Helicopters

SKS Video Productions has just released their professional coverage of the 2012 Extreme Flight Championships, held at the Academy of Model Aeronautics headquarters in Muncie, Indiana, from 15-17 June. If you are into flying helicopters way beyond 3D, and deep into the Extreme, then this is the MUST SEE event of the season.  This year’s event […]
What about those “beauty” contests?

What about those “beauty” contests?

It’s kinda neat, the varied competitions available to the R/C’er these days. There are flying events with a host of sub-sets like scale, electric, seaplanes, jets, sport, vintage, gliders and other classes. Something for everyone it would seem. There are also local shows of a different type, usually held at the shopping mall where passers-by, […]
First Person View (FPV)  & RC flying — What do you think?

First Person View (FPV) & RC flying — What do you think?

First Person View (FPV) RC flying is one of the hottest new interests in our RC  hobby today. Live feed video instantly transmitted from the aircraft down to the pilot who wears video goggles or glasses provides a unique window on the world. It is as if you were in the model’s cockpit. This development is so […]
Half-Scale Pfalz D.III Update with Flight Video

Half-Scale Pfalz D.III Update with Flight Video

Today, giant scale has developed into a whole new sector of the RC modeling community and truly gigantic planes are being developed to fill this growing special interest group. Recently, a ½-scale Pfalz D.III WW 1 German fighter successfully flew its first test flight and impressed everyone who was there. The plane is a custom […]
Unmanned Flight Rules on Hold with FAA

Unmanned Flight Rules on Hold with FAA

As of October 18, 2011 the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Unmanned Aircraft Program Office (UAPO) has put on hold their decision as to the need to adjust any of the previous Advisory Circular 91-57 issued in June of 1981.  At this point it could be February 2012 before we have a proposed rule.  The advisory […]
John Worth – A sad farewell

John Worth – A sad farewell

 I am sad to report that John Worth, dedicated AMA pioneer and microflight promoter, passed away Sunday evening. I was privileged to work with John in early 2000 on Air Age’s RC MicroFlight newsletter and recall his infectious enthusiasm for RC aviation and his warm, generous personality. John’s life was deeply entrenched with model aviation, and many […]
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