What is the AMA?
•AMA is the Academy of Model Aeronautics.
•AMA is the world's largest model aviation association, representing a membership of more than 150,000 from every walk of life,
income level and age group.
•AMA is a self-supporting, non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote development of model aviation as a recognized sport
and worthwhile recreation activity.
•AMA is an organization open to anyone interested in model aviation.
•AMA is the official national body for model aviation in the United States. AMA sanctions more than a thousand model competitions
throughout the country each year, and certifies official model flying records on a national and international level.
•AMA is the organizer of the annual National Aeromodeling Championships, the world's largest model airplane competition.
•AMA is the chartering organization for more than 2,500 model airplane clubs across the country. AMA offers its chartered clubs official
contest sanction, insurance, and assistance in getting and keeping flying sites.
•AMA is the voice of its membership, providing liaison with the Federal Aviation Administration, the Federal Communications
Commission, and other government agencies through our national headquarters in Muncie, Indiana. AMA also works with local
governments, zoning boards, and parks departments to promote the interests of local chartered clubs.
•AMA is an associate member of the National Aeronautic Association. Through NAA, AMA is recognized by the Fédération
Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), the world governing body of all aviation activity, as the only organization which may direct U.S.
Participation in international aeromodeling activities.
For more detailed information, contact the Academy of Model Aeronautics, Marketing Department, 5161 E. Memorial Drive, Muncie,
Indiana, 47302 or telephone 1-765-287-1256.


AMA Vision
We, the members of the Academy of Model Aeronautics, are the pathway to the future of modeling and are committed to making
modeling the foremost sport/hobby in the world.
This vision is accomplished through:

•Affiliation with its valued associates, the modeling industry and governments.
•A process of continuous improvement.
•A commitment to leadership, quality, education and scientific/technical development.
•A safe, secure, enjoyable modeling environment.


AMA Mission
The Academy of Model Aeronautics is a world-class association of modelers organized for the purpose of promotion, development,
education, advancement, and safeguarding of modeling activities.

The Academy provides leadership, organization, competition, communication, protection, representation, recognition, education, and
scientific/technical development to modelers.