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As seen in the July 2019 issue of Model Aviation.


AMA Thanks Its Lifetime Supporters!

The Academy of Model Aeronautics recently welcomed Life Members Troy Allen Kyle, Tomball TX; and Linda Rice, San Antonio TX.

For information about becoming a Life Member, contact AMA Headquarters at (800) 435-9262.

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ama thanks its lifetime supporters

A RECORD-BREAKING airplane, which was partly designed by a group of AMA members, has taken its first flight.

The Stratolaunch, the world’s largest, all-composite airplane, made its maiden flight on April 13, 2019, over the Mojave Desert. The 385-foot airplane achieved a maximum speed of 189 mph and flew for 2.5 hours. AMA member Mason Hutchison, a design engineer for Scaled Composites, helped design the airplane’s flight controls. He shared some photos of the aircraft’s launch (shown above).

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