The AMA History Project

What is it? Previously called the AMA History Program, the AMA History Project is an on-going venture to assemble and store the history of model aviation. (We are currently going through our materials now to update them with our new name. Please bear with us while we do that.)

How does it do that? It does this by compiling the biographies of aeromodelers and histories of aeromodeling clubs, companies, organizations, and special interest groups (SIGs), and sharing this with the public. These histories are stored online through this website and in research files at the National Model Aviation Museum.

Where can I find these? These are available on our website here and at the National Model Aviation Museum.

How many histories are in the collection? Currently, we have over 1000 modeler biographies, over 50 club histories, and 25 company histories completed and online. Please contribute your story today!

Do you want to add your story, your club's history, or other modeling history? Use the forms below or contact us directly for more information:

  • Biography Writing Guide:  Use this guide if you would like to assist you in writing a biography. The last page has a consent form to fill out. The consent form must be submitted in order for your biography to appear on the AMA's website.
  • Biography Information Form:  Use this (if you prefer not to write a full biography) to outline your personal history. Submit the information to the History Project staff and we will complete a biography for you. The last page has a consent form to fill out. The consent form must be submitted in order for your biography to appear on the AMA's website.
  • Club/Organization History Writing Guide:  Use this guide to submit a club, SIG, or other modeling-related organization's history. The last page has a consent form to fill out. The consent form must be submitted in order for the club/organization history to appear on the AMA's website.
  • Company History Writing Guide:  Use this guide to submit a company history. The last page has a consent form to fill out. The consent form must be submitted in order for the company history to appear on the AMA's website.

How do I contact the AMA History Project staff?

Call:     (765) 287-1256 ext. 511
Email
Fax:     (765) 281-7904
Mail:    AMA History Project
            5151 E. Memorial Drive
            Muncie, IN 47302
Visit:    National Model Aviation Museum
            5151 E. Memorial Drive
            Muncie, IN 47302
            (History Project files are housed in the National Model Aviation Museum)

***Data for the FAI World Aeromodeling Championships comes from the records of the AMA, housed in the National Model Aviation Museum Archives.