EAA, AMA members enjoy reciprocal admission benefits at both organizations’ museums

Organization membership grows by 25 percent in five years

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (December 9, 2021) — Members of the Experimental Aircraft Association and the Academy of Model Aeronautics now share a unique benefit, as members of either organization can now enjoy free admission at the museums for each of these associations.

The free admission will apply at the EAA Aviation Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, as well as the National Model Aviation Museum in Muncie, Indiana, hometown for the AMA. Active members of either organization can show their current membership card at the admission counter to receive free admission to either museum.

“EAA and AMA members share so many aviation interests that it makes sense for us to welcome members of either association to our museums,” said Ren Scott, EAA’s manager of partnership development. “Aviation enthusiasts are always seeking new experiences wherever they travel and this reciprocal agreement gives that opportunity while building on the close working relationship between EAA and AMA.”

The EAA Aviation Museum in Oshkosh is regarded as one of the nation’s top aviation museums, featuring approximately 100 aircraft on display, encompassing the entire history of personal flight. It also recognizes the spaceflight experiences of EAA members, such as astronauts Frank Borman and Joe Engle, whose personal archives are featured.

The National Model Aviation Museum is a seasonal operation in Muncie that is typically open from June through mid-September. It is dedicated to the preservation of flying model aircraft and features exhibits on free flight, control line, and radio control models held on the museum’s flying grounds. The museum also features virtual tours and digital collections available year-round.

“This arrangement is a natural extension for the close relationship between model aviation and recreational flight,” said Chad Budreau, Executive Director for AMA. “We welcome EAA members to come see us during our museum season and we appreciate EAA sharing its facility with AMA members worldwide.” EAA and AMA already coordinate on a number of programs ranging from membership benefits to government advocacy. Both organizations are dedicated to welcoming participants to the world of flight in all its forms.

About EAA

EAA embodies The Spirit of Aviation through the world’s most engaged community of aviation enthusiasts. EAA’s 230,000 members and 900 local chapters enjoy the fun and camaraderie of sharing their passion for flying, building and restoring recreational aircraft. For more information on EAA and its programs, call 800-JOIN-EAA (800-564-6322) or go to www.eaa.org. For continual news updates, connect with www.twitter.com/EAA.

About EAA Aviation Museum

The EAA Aviation Museum is located just off Interstate 41 at the Highway 44 exit in Oshkosh. The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. EAA members receive free museum admission year-round. For more information, call the EAA Aviation Museum at (920) 426-4818 or visit www.EAA.org/museum.

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 180,000 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. For more information, visit www.modelaircraft.org.

About AMA National Model Aviation Museum

The AMA National Model Aviation Museum is located at 5151 E Memorial Drive, Muncie, Indiana. Museum hours are seasonal so please check our website or call for hours of operation. For more information visit their website or call 800-435-9262.

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