We have been involved in introducing modeling to children of all ages, sending children to camp, doing flying demos at local schools, churches, and parks. We have also set up simulators and static displays at various locations as an educational experience to our community. We are always open to new ideas to promote our hobby to others in a safe way.
To promote model aircraft building and flying as a family oriented hobby, to freely and openly share what we have collectively learned and experienced, and to provide an enjoyable, friendly and safe environment for our fellow hobbyists and guests.
Wikipedia page on the Beaver. Read the story about this legendary bush plane from Canada. The story starts just after World War II. Though no longer produced, you can still it flying up north. Even the US Air Force Auxilliary (Civil Air Patrol) still has 9 of them flying.
AMA Members can visit the National Model Aviation Museum in Muncie, Indiana. It is dedicated to collecting and preserving significant pieces of aeromodeling history.
To get us in the float plane frame of mind, here is the Hanger 9 DH-2 Beaver. This 102 inch wingspan beauty requires a 30-35 gas engine and rumor has it that one might be at the lake on October 8th. As you can see, it's right at home on the water.
We had a visitor at the August meeting. Stephen Avila discussed the Lexington Technical Center and its program to get the younger generation interested in flight. They build and design planes out of foam board, power them with smaller electric motors.
They are in need of spare building parts, motors, radios and servos. He's also asking for presentations for the classes. If you can help with any of the above, email Stephen at
One of our newest sponsors is the Hobbytown at Northpointe Shopping Center, Columbia, SC.
They have a good selection of parts, radios, RC Cars, models, and even planes.
They have a large section devoted to the model train enthusiast. Go visit them!
Amazing plane! In November 1999 Canada even minted a Quarter celebrating the 'Airplane that Opens the North'.
Laurie Holden, one of the faculty at the Catholic Memorial school district has a student, Jason, who's very interested in the hobby and is a frequent visitor to our web site.
He shares this link to a drone buying guide:
Sanction #16/382. Giant Scale Warbirds on Military or Civilian paint. Electrical outlets for charging. Restrooms, overnight camping, no hook ups. Concessions available. Landing fees $20. 90x1000 runway. Contact CD for more information.
Firetower Giant Warbird Fly In
Site: Firetower Flyers Club Field