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What is the AMA?
AMA is the Academy of Model Aeronautics. It is the world's largest sport aviation organization, representing a membership of more than 170,000 from every walk of life, income level and age group.
The AMA is a self-supporting, non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote development of model aviation as a recognized sport and worthwhile recreation activity. This is done through sanctioning more than a thousand model competitions through the country each year and certifying official model flying records on a national and international level. The A.M.A. also is the chartering organization for more than 2,500 model airplane clubs across the country.
The Thrill of Flight
Ancient drawings, legends and primitive air machines point to a universal human desire to enjoy the thrill of flight. Early records show how the lure of adventure in the air led to experimental model building, research, invention, and the creation of the airplane and the science of aeronautics. Today, the sense of awe and wonder in flight is still alive, and nowhere can it be found in greater strength than model aviation.
Almost every shape and form of a flying structure appeals to model aviators. Some enjoy models built for speed, acrobatic agility, or as a display of inventive genius. Many enjoy competition and seek dominance in the air. But there are legions of model aviators who simply enjoy flying their models with friends and family on a beautiful day filled with blue skies and sunshine. The sense of camaraderie inherent in aero modeling expands our personal growth, our capacity to learn, and our enjoyment of life.
Radio Control (RC) flyers use a hand-held radio transmitter to control their aircraft. Control functions include throttle, elevator, rudder, flaps, landing gear, lights, smoke units, aerial drops, and other functions.
From Novice to Pro
Whether you are just starting out with your first purchase of a Radio Control (R/C) aircraft or you are a seasoned "Pilot", you'll find all the assistance you need at PARMA HOBBY. We carry a good selection of sport and scale kits, RTF and ARF aircraft as well as all the necessary items you'll need to get your model flying.
Getting Started with R/C Aircraft
If your just getting started this fascinating hobby of R/C aircraft, here are some basic definitions of general aircraft types that illustrate the various segments of the hobby. These definitions apply to both electric and gas powered type aircraft.