AMA Expo Offers Discounted Admission to EAAers
January 6, 2011 — Join hundreds of exhibitors and several aviation and aerospace celebrities at this week’s 13th annual Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) Expo in Ontario, California, January 7-9 at the Ontario Convention Center. The Expo is sponsored by the AMA - the world’s largest model aviation association – and offers the latest products in radio-controlled model aviation, demonstrations, interactive displays and exploration of the intricacies of flying model airplanes, helicopters, rockets, gliders, and more. The three-day exposition is open to the public and provides a great family experience for experienced modelers and newcomers alike, as well as enjoyment for all in love with flight.
As part of our relationship with AMA, EAA members receive the discounted AMA member admission: one-day pass, $13; two-day pass, $24; three-day pass, $33; and a family pass, $35. Active military with ID and members of youth groups in uniform are admitted free.
“For three days it’s all about model aviation, up close and very personal,” said Robert “Hoot” Gibson, AMA’s National Ambassador, former space shuttle commander and pilot, and member of the Astronaut Hall of Fame. “There will be things to see and do that will thrill modelers and anyone interested in aviation and space.”
The exhibit hall stage will showcase such notables as Joe Bock, founder of Aero Telemetry, an aeronautical engineer and designer of large, elaborate models used in such Hollywood movies as “The Aviator”; Brad Lang, presenting on the famed Red Tail Project of the Tuskegee Airmen; Katie Bosman, demo pilot for Jabiru USA Sport Aircraft and a former national aeromodeling champion; and Gary Fogel, aviation historian and sailplane enthusiast, who will talk about the famed Torrey Pines Gliderport outside San Diego.
With the electric model aviation market growing dramatically, many new exhibitors plan to attend AMA Expo 2011. In addition to these guest speakers and 200-plus exhibitor booths, Expo goers will have the opportunity to engage experts from virtually all of the model aviation disciplines. Youth will find the education area of great interest, where guided model building is possible, sponsored by Gorilla Glue.