AMA Air

National Fun Fly, FAA Updates, And Model Aviation Digital

Join Matt Ruddick and Lee Ray on Thursday, July 15, at 2 p.m. EDT as they welcome AMA Executive Vice President and National Fun Fly Contest Director Randy Cameron, Model Aviation Executive Editor Jay Smith, and AMA Government Affairs Director Tyler Dobbs, for a guest-packed live episode that you don’t want to miss! Learn about the National Fun Fly, the upcoming EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, the August issue of Model Aviation Digital, and some updates about night operations, Community Based Organization (CBO) clarifications, and sanctioned events—all on this episode of AMA Air!

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The Recreational UAS Safety Test (Trust) Explained

Matt Ruddick and Lee Ray welcomed Kyle Jaracz, AMA Education director, as a guest to chat about the FAA’s newly mandated The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST) and how you can take advantage of this educational learning tool. Lee shared some stories from his trip to Muncie, Indiana, for Camp AMA, and Matt discussed some of the many great experiences he’s had at the National Aeromodeling Championships (Nats) that have been taking place at the International Aeromodeling Center (IAC) this summer.

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June is National Safety Month

AMA Safety/Technical Director Tony Stillman joins the show to tell Matt Ruddick and Lee Ray about AMA’s updated Safety Program Handbook and how you can be safety conscious in June and beyond while you’re flying. Also, Matt unveils the June Club of the Month and Kyle Jaracz, AMA Education director, gives viewers some details about the UAS4STEM competition happening this year at Oshkosh Airventure.

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UASidekick: A helpful tool now with exclusive AMA Member functions!

On this episode of AMA Air, Jason Cansler and Nathan Ruff from UASidekick joined Matt Ruddick and AMA Member Benefits and Partnership Director Erin Dobbs to talk about an exciting new partnership between the Academy of Model Aeronautics and UASidekick. This partnership will provide our members with a valuable tool to help them uncover commercial-aircraft-grade weather information, plan for their future flights, and find AMA events and clubs nearby! Also, Matt announced the May Club of the Month. Additionally, the cover photo that will be displayed on the I Fly AMA Facebook group for May was unveiled. All that and much more on today’s AMA Air!

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Exclusive Model Aviation Preview!

AMA Safety/Technical Director Tony Stillman stopped by to tell Matt and Dillon about his experience attending the Toledo RC Swap Meet that was held April 2-3 in Toledo, Ohio. Learn about a new social media platform only for modelers, and Lynn Balderrama, AMA art director, gave us a sneak peek into the May Digital Edition of Model Aviation magazine, which is available online today! Finally, learn about some of the regular volunteers who donate their time to help at the National Model Aviation Museum. All that and more on this episode of AMA Air!

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AMA is Landing On Mars?!

On this episode of AMA Air, Matt Ruddick and Lee Ray talked about the connection that the Academy of Model Aeronautics has to Perseverance, the Mars Rover. Also, April is National Volunteer Month, and Matt and Lee shared how you can volunteer at an event near you! You can also find out how to go to the National Aeromodeling Championships (Nats) for FREE! And last but not least, Matt revealed the April Club of the Month! All that and more on this episode of AMA Air!

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Events, FAA Testing, and an Exclusive Podcast!

AMA Government Affairs Director Tyler Dobbs joined Matt for the March 1 episode of AMA Air. Tyler shares some details that were just released about the Aeronautical Safety and Knowledge Test. Matt and Tyler share a few events happening around the country and let you know how to find out the current status of events in your area. Plus, learn how you can unlock an exclusive episode of The AMA Podcast! All that and more on this episode of AMA Air!

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Virtual Flying: Real Fun

Virtual flying: Real fun
In this video, Matt Ruddick, Jay Smith, and Kyle Jaracz discuss flight simulators! What’s your go-to? Where are the most active online communities? How much do they cost?

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RC Roundtable Has Taken Over AMA Air!

The RC Roundtable Podcast has gained access to AMA Air and taken over this episode! Join Fitz Walker, Terry Dunn, and Lee Ray to learn about new and returning AMA programs and where you can find the latest information about Remote ID. The RC Roundtable guys also hack into Jay Smith’s files to share a sneak peek of Model Aviation’s February issue, which is now available for digital subscribers!

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The Tiny Whoop

Jesse Perkins, founder and creator of the Tiny Whoop, joins the AMA Podcast to talk about the origin of the most whimsical aircraft in model aviation, the Tiny Whoop.

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