AMA and Model Aviation History Moments

Each Thursday in 2011, the Museum staff - with some guest authors - presented short pieces highlighting the history of the AMA and aeromodeling in honor of the AMA's 75th anniversary. Use the buttons below to search (by month) our weekly History Moments. We appreciate your interest in the history of model aviation.

   

 

 

 

 

 

Topics:

January
Week 1 (posted January 6, 2011): The Academy of Model Aeronautics is Founded
Week 2 (posted January 13, 2011): History of AMA Scholarships
Week 3 (posted January 20, 2011): AMA Officially Recognizes Control Line Model Aircraft
Week 4 (posted January 27, 2011): Model Aviation Comics

February
Week 1 (posted February 3, 2011): The Flying Eight-Ball Club
Week 2 (posted February 10, 2011): The First AMA Member
Week 3 (posted February 17, 2011): Beginnings of the National Model Aviation Museum
Week 4 (posted February 24, 2011):  History of Supply and Service

March
Week 1 (posted March 3, 2011): Dolly Bears
Week 2 (posted March 10, 2011): AMA Safety Committee
Week 3 (posted March 17, 2011): First AAMA Conference
Week 4 (posted March 24, 2011): AMA/FCC Discussions
Week 5 (posted March 31, 2011): A New Headquarters in Muncie

April
Week 1 (posted April 7, 2011): Model Aviation Magazine, a Brief History
Week 2 (posted April 14, 2011): Ideal Aeroplane & Supply Company
Week 3 (posted April 21, 2011): Life Memberships Start
Week 4 (posted April 28, 2011): AMA Presidents list/1948 By-laws of the AMA, Article IX, Section 2

May
Week 1 (posted May 5, 2011)): Modeling Catalogs
Week 2 (posted May 12, 2011): AMA Headquarters Locations Timeline
Week 3 (posted May 19, 2011): Bill Brown Jr. Engine
Week 4 (posted May 26, 2011): Frank Zaic

June
Week 1 (posted June 2, 2011): AMA's Reston, Virginia Headquarters
Week 2 (posted June 9, 2011): Control Line Aeromodeling
Week 3 (posted June 16, 2011): An Idea for a Model Aircraft Country Club
Week 4 (posted June 23, 2011): Opening AMA's Membership Drive, June 23, 1937
Week 5 (posted June 30, 2011): Nats Mementos

July
Week 1 (posted July 7, 2011): The Navy Nats
Week 2 (posted July 14, 2011): First Nats in Muncie, 1996
Week 3 (posted July 21, 2011): The 50,000th AMA member, Don Lockwood
Week 4(posted July 29, 2011): No Nats during WWII

August
Week 1 (posted August 4, 2011): Bill Good
Week 2 (posted August 11, 2011): 100,000th AMA member
Week 3 (posted August 18, 2011): First National Aeromodeling Championships
Week 4 (posted August 25, 2011): The Control Line Bell-Crank and Patent # 2292416

September
Week 1 (posted September 1, 2011): AMA Membership
Week 2 (posted September 8, 2011): International Aeromodeling Center (IAC) Grand Opening
Week 3 (posted September 15, 2011): Elections
Week 4 (posted September 22, 2011): Insurance
Week 5 (posted September 29, 2011): Sound

October
Week 1 (posted October 6, 2011): District Division History
Week 2 (posted October 13, 2011): Park Flyers
Week 3 (posted October 20, 2011): AMA Delta Dart, Cub, Thermal Dart, and Dart-Too
Week 4 (posted October 28, 2011): AMA Incorporates and Separates from the NAA, 1966

November
Week 1 (posted November 3, 2011): Early Research Models 
Week 2 (posted November 10, 2011): The Attempt to Ban the Flying of Gas Models, 1937   
Week 3 (posted November 17, 2011): Miss E.L. Todd and the First Model Aeroplane Club
Week 4 (posted November 22, 2011): The Three Celebrations of Eagles

December
Week 1 (posted December 1, 2011): The New Reston Headquarters
Week 2 (posted December 8, 2011): Flight Over the Arctic Circle
Week 3 (posted December 15, 2011): Reginald Denny - Actor, Modeler, Designer
Week 4 (posted December 22, 2011): Planning for the Museum's Future
Week 5 (posted December 29, 2011): Review and Looking Ahead