Muncie, IN (PRWEB) January 06, 2014
A leading voice in the industry of unmanned systems, Michael Toscano, president and CEO of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), will be among the featured guest speakers at the Academy of Model Aeronautics EXPO, January 10-12, 2014, at the Ontario Convention Center in Ontario CA. Toscano will present “The State of the Industry” and will also participate in a panel discussion with James Williams, manager of the FAA’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Office, and Rich Hanson, AMA government and regulatory affairs representative. The panel will be moderated by AMA President Bob Brown. Don’t miss this panel discussion to learn about the most recent advancements in the industry. Both the presentation and panel discussion will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2014.
Anyone with an interest in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) technology or model aviation is encouraged to attend the AMA Expo, which provides an opportunity to learn more about the model flying hobby, view and purchase the latest in model aircraft technology, mingle with model aviation enthusiasts, and listen to presentations by aviation experts.
This year’s Expo will include more than 100 exhibitors with hundreds of products and displays. Check out multirotors, unmanned aerial vehicles, recreational First Person View (FPV) technology, flying demonstrations, and more! New this year is a multirotor demonstration area, a hands-on FPV experience with the Roswell Flight Test Crew, and model airplane construction demos by the California Scale Modelers Association. Youth-centered activities include a model airplane and rocket make-and-take sponsored by Estes Rockets. Marvel at the exquisite craftsmanship presented at the Expo’s Scale model competition, and visit other displays and exhibits by NASA, the EAA, Rotor F/X, and the Soaring Society of America.
AMA Expo is hosted by the Academy of Model Aeronautics and sponsored in part by Go Professional Custom Xtreme Cases, Aerial Media Pros, International Radio Controlled Helicopter Association (IRCHA), Castle Creations, Southwest Aerovista Hobbies, AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems, Estes Rockets, Gorilla Glue, U.S. Scale Masters, Nationwide Insurance, and others.
A complete schedule of events, ticket information, and more can be found at http://www.amaexpo.com.
The Academy of Model Aeronautics has been the nation’s collective voice for approximately 164,000 modelers in 2,400 clubs in every state and Puerto Rico since 1936. A nonprofit association headquartered in Muncie IN, AMA sanctions more than 2,000 events and competitions each year under the auspices of the National Aeronautic Association.