Academy of Model Aeronautics Full of Events Labor Day Weekend

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The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) will host several events during Labor Day weekend. Visit the AMA to see warbirds, parachutes, drones, gliders and more in the sky all weekend long.

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The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) will host several events during Labor Day weekend. It is sure to be an exciting holiday weekend with something to interest everyone!

The Indiana Warbird Campaign will begin on Friday, September 2, with a noontime air show and a free fireworks show on Friday evening paired with a mass Chinese lantern launch. Bring your blankets, your lawn chairs, and your whole family out to enjoy this free entertainment!

Saturday will feature skydivers to kick off the noontime air show, face painting for the kids, an air show that will include pyrotechnics, and a special booth for our veterans from The Journey Home (http://www.thejourneyhomeindiana.org/mission/). The AMA’s Mobile RC Experience flight simulator trailer, product vendors, and food vendors will be on-site both days. The cost is $5 per carload, except for the free entertainment Friday evening. Active and retired military personnel are admitted free.

The 2016 MultiGP Drone Racing Championship will begin on Saturday, September 3, and culminate on Sunday, September 4. The weekend will bring together the top pilots from the 2016 Regional Series to compete in a national FPV drone racing championship. The pilots will compete to be the champion and prove to be the fastest drone racing pilots in the nation.

Also during Labor Day weekend at AMA are the USA F3K Team Selection contest sponsored by the Mid Ohio Soaring Society, and an RC skydiving rally sponsored by Henry County Wright Flyers RC Club. These events will be held Saturday and Sunday.
While on-site, don’t forget to stop by the National Model Aviation Museum. The museum, which is the largest of its kind in the world, will be open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit AMA, 5161 E. Memorial Drive, this Labor Day weekend for aviation-themed fun! For more information regarding events sponsored by AMA, visit http://www.modelaircraft.org.

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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 recreational and educational purposes. For more information, visit http://www.modelaircraft.org.

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