Academy of Model Aeronautics Foundation to host National Model Aviation Day Motorcycle Rally and Family Fest in Muncie, IN

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The Academy of Model Aeronautics Foundation will be hosting a Motorcycle Rally and Family Fest in celebration of National Model Aviation Day. The event will take place at the AMA headquarters in Muncie, IN on August 15, 2015.

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The Academy of Model Aeronautics Foundation would like to invite the public to join in celebrating National Model Aviation Day. The third annual celebration will be August 15, 2015. National Model Aviation Day was created to celebrate the model aviation hobby nation-wide and to introduce model flying to the public. The AMA encourages all of its approximately 2,350 chartered clubs to celebrate the hobby and share it with the public by hosting an event in their communities. There will also be a local event at the AMA headquarters in Muncie, IN that all clubs and members of the community are welcome to attend.

AMA will celebrate National Model Aviation Day with a motorcycle rally and a family fun day “family fest”. The Motorcycle Rally will start Merk's Family Restaurant at the Muncie Airport with registration at 9:30 am and take-off at 11:00 am. The riders will visit the Central Indiana Soaring Society in Anderson, the Wilbur Wright Birthplace and Museum, and the Chocolate-Moose. Each rider will have the opportunity to watch model airplane flights, receive free museum tours, and snack on ice cream. The riders’ final destination is AMA Headquarters where they will receive a dinner catered by Applebee’s of Muncie.The last events of the evening will be a Wounded Warrior Project Speaker followed by a raffle. Look here for additional details and how to pre-register for the event.

The Family Fest portion of National Model Aviation Day will take place at the AMA Headquarters. Families and children of all ages will be able to enjoy RC flying demonstrations from the Hoosier Dawn Patrol, hands on learning activities, free museum tours, a glider display and demonstration from the Central Indiana Soaring Society, model rockets from the Rocketeers of Central Indiana, military displays, and more. Families will also be able to watch the Disney movie, “Planes: Fire & Rescue” for no charge. The EAA Young Eagles will be providing free youth plane rides to those between the ages of eight to 17. Space is limited for the youth plane rides; preregister here to guarantee a free flight.

For the third year in row, all proceeds from the events will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project’s full range of programs and services for this generation of injured veterans and their families. The AMA has proudly raised over $176,000 for WWP within two years.

Sponsors are a large part of what makes National Model Aviation Day a success. The AMA would like to thank the four Platinum Sponsors, Ready Made RC, Hobby King, HobbiCo, and Horizon Hobby. We would also like to thank our local silver sponsors, Applebee’s, Brady Ware & Company, and Concannon’s Bakery. Another thank you goes to our bronze sponsor, Falcon Models.

The AMA is currently looking for additional sponsors for the local event in Muncie. The AMA is offering two sponsorship opportunities and the option to provide raffle prizes for the National Model Aviation Day Motorcycle Rally and Family Fest. Potential sponsors can choose from a silver level sponsorship at $250, or a bronze level sponsorship at $50. Look here for more information about local sponsorship opportunities.

We hope to see everyone at our National Model Aviation Day celebration. More information can be found at http://www.nmadmuncie.org. A complete list of AMA summer events at the AMA can be found on http://www.modelaircraft.org.

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About AMA
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 175,000 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.

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