EAA & AMA Announces Partnership


EAA / AMA Memorandum of Understanding

EAA and the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in Oshkosh on May 24, pledging to work collaboratively on programs and initiatives to expand participation in aviation.
The MOU, signed by EAA Chairman/President Tom Poberezny and AMA President Dave Mathewson, calls on the two organizations to collaborate on youth engagement efforts; pursue opportunities to work together at the local level by encouraging AMA clubs and EAA chapters to work together and promote participation in aviation; and actively encourage their members to participate in each other’s activities, including EAA AirVenture Oshkosh and the annual AMA Expo.
“We look forward to beginning this relationship with AMA,” Poberezny said. “Model aviation is an important part of the flying community, and since many of our members are actively involved in modeling—or initially became interested in aviation through modeling—we see this new relationship as an opportunity to further engage people in aviation. Working together will also provide added value for EAA and AMA members, especially for those who want to participate in aviation in new ways.”

EAA AirVenture Museum

Earlier this year the EAA AirVenture Museum debuted “Little Wings...Big Dreams, Sport Aviation in Miniature,” a new, year-long exhibit that highlights the craftsmanship and ingenuity of model aircraft builders. The joint effort was ably assisted by museum directors from both organizations. AMA President Dave Mathewson commented, “The Academy of Model Aeronautics is excited about the opportunities that entering into this partnership with the Experimental Aircraft Association present. Both organizations have a strong history of supporting aviation enthusiasts and, working together, we will be able to further those efforts. “Flying models has been a stepping stone for many to eventual careers in aviation and aerospace,” he continued. “AMA is especially looking forward to working together with EAA on programs that will use both full-scale and model aircraft to reach out to the younger members of our communities with the intent of sparking that initial interest in aviation.”

The AirVenture Museum will admit AMA members at no cost, when presenting their membership cards, for the duration of this 2010 exhibit, and the National Model Aviation Museum will be free to EAA members who show their membership cards.

Learn about the Modeling Exhibit Dedication on EAA AirVenture Eve. Find out more here!

EAA Offers AMA Members Its Member/Guest Rate to Attend AirVenture

AirVenture Oshkosh is the aviation world’s summertime destination and it’s coming soon! As an Academy of Model Aeronautics member, you’re a big part of the aviation community, and EAA would like to invite you to the 2010 event, July 26 through August 1, at the EAA member/guest rate! We’re sure you’ll enjoy joining aviation enthusiasts from all over the world in celebrating the spirit of aviation.

AirVenture is more than the world’s greatest air show—it’s the one-week home of everything aviation. You can be a part of the weeklong "Salute to Veterans" program and celebrate the 75th anniversary of the B-17, including a special schedule of flyovers and ground programs and an evening program on Wednesday, July 28. Plus, more than 40 DC-3s will be present for the 75th anniversary celebration of the aircraft, with weeklong festivities including historical and technical forums/presentations, fly-bys, and a special evening DC-3 commemorative program at the Theater in the Woods.

The fun continues into the evening with the legendary band Chicago in concert Monday July 26, following the opening-day air show. Enjoy the sounds of the Lt. Dan Band featuring Gary Sinise on Friday evening, and on Saturday watch an AirVenture first: a nighttime air show featuring the “wall of fire” followed by fireworks. Nightly movies presented by aviation celebrities are available every evening at the fly-in theatre, reminiscent of the famous drive-in theaters of the past, complete with open-air seating and popcorn!

And you won’t want to miss the incredible daily air shows, legendary warbirds, historic vintage airplanes, and breathtaking military aircraft performances! Find information about these attractions and more at www.AirVenture.org.

Here are the details to purchase your special member/guest rate tickets, saving $7.00 off the $37.00 general public adult rate. EAA member/guest rate is $30.00.
• You and your family save $7 on nonmember adult daily tickets: a 20% savings
.• Special rates available for students age 6-18, while kids 5 and under are always free .
• To receive the AMA discount, tickets must be purchased online by midnight on July 25, 2010.
• To purchase tickets visit www.AirVenture.org/tickets and follow purchase directions for general public/nonmember tickets.
• Use your promo code AVAMA when prompted and click the VERIFY button to receive your member/guest rate.
• Tickets are nonrefundable but may be transferred.
• A daily ticket is not date specific and may be used for any day of the event.

This offer expires at midnight July 25, 2010. For more details on AirVenture 2010, please visit www.AirVenture.org.

The EAA is excited to have AMA members as our guests at The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration!

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