August 4, 2016 @ 10:58:56 AM — Lindsey Skeen — General
AMA to host free Aviation Adventure Day in celebration of National Model Aviation Day MUNCIE, IN— The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) will host Aviation Adventure Day, in conjunction with National Model Aviation Day, on August 13, 2016, at the International Aeromodeling Center in Muncie, IN. The event is free and will include activities for all ages. Aviation Adventure Day will be packed with entertaining activities for the entire family. Attendees will learn while having fun by building make-and-take model airplanes and kites, and launch model rockets. In addition to the hands-on activities, attendees can tour the National Model Aviation Museum, try their hand at a flight simulator, and fly a real model airplane. Youth full-scale airplane rides will also be available for kids 8-17 through the Anderson chapter of the EAA Young Eagles. Space is limited and parents can register their children online. The first 100 kids in attendance will receive a free T-shirt. The AMA will also host its first Community Takeoff Challenge as part of its Aviation Adventure Day. Local companies, nonprofit organizations, clubs, and groups of friends are encouraged to participate by building their own catapult-launch gliders to compete for a $250 cash prize. Teams must register by August 10 at http://nationalmodelaviationday.org/muncie/community-take-off-challenge/community-challenge-sign-up/. AMA would like to thank its national Platinum sponsors, Ready Made RC, Hobbico, Horizon Hobby, and HobbyKing; local Takeoff Challenge sponsors MedExpress Urgent Care, and Brady Ware and Company; Flightline sponsors Cintas Corporation, Frederick Family Chiropractic,LLC, The Laundry Basket; and STEM sponsors CS Kern, Farmhouse Creative, Jay-Crew Landscape Inc., and First Merchants Bank for the great support. A special thank-you goes to Applebees in Muncie for providing snacks for participants. Aviation Adventure Day is one of more than 100 nationwide events that will be held August 13 to celebrate the fourth annual National Model Aviation Day. Information about the national celebration is available at www.nationalmodelaviationday.org. To learn more about AMA’s Aviation Adventure Day, visit www.nmadMuncie.org. ### The Academy of Model Aeronautics, founded in 1936, continues to be devoted to national airspace safety. It serves as the nation’s collective voice for approximately 190,000 modelers in 2,400 clubs in the United States and Puerto Rico. Headquartered in Muncie, Indiana, AMA is a membership organization representing those who fly model aircraft for recreation and educational purposes. For more information, visit www.modelaircraft.org.