Generations of Flight showcases you, the model aircraft enthusiast, and your love for the hobby. To celebrate model aviation, we are asking everyone to share their favorite flying experiences. Maybe it’s a photo and story of your first flight, your most recent visit to an airfield, or a memory that inspired you – we want to hear from you!
THE HOBBY THAT CHANGED MY LIFE
Success story because of model aviation in the short form. It all begins back in 1995 when I was able to fly my first RC plane. I remember like it was yesterday. A Goldberg eaglet 50. Just over a year after starting to fly due to uncontrollable events I woke up one morning and realized I had no parents. Mom had left early one morning not to be seen for years. At the age of 15 I was emancipated and started working my first job. Moral of the story it was because of several close friends in which I flew model aircraft with that I learned hard work and respect and grew up to become the man I am today. Model Aviation changed my life forever and I am forever grateful to friends some now passed that taught me what I know today. Currently a proud officer of a great AMA club, a leader member, and an instructor. Not including 4 wonderful children, a better half that supports every move I make, and a great career as a firefighter. I am thankful every day for the Purchase of that old Eaglet 50 and friends old and new made each day in this great hobby we all love and share. Nothing makes me happier then helping fellow Modelers and sharing my passion.
SUBMIT A PHOTO
Tell us, in your own words, the story behind your photo and what model aviation means to you! By submitting your photo and story, you will be entered for a chance to be featured as our Story of the Month.
Upload your picture and tell us in 300 words (or less) your story.
The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), founded in 1936, serves as the nation’s collective voice for approximately 200,000 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