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!

Living The Dream

I remember as a child walking in to my father’s room and being so amazed by the planes he had. I would always run in there holding my baby bottle, flopping on the floor next to him, and grabbing this bright orange transmitter. He noticed my interest in the transmitter, and decided to offer me a peace treaty; I throw away my baby bottle and he gives me the transmitter! I had never been so happy in my life, I ran to the trash and threw it away. I still have the bright orange eklogic transmitter today, it has had me hooked in this hobby ever since. So, my answer to “what model aviation means to me”: it means a life style, a brotherhood. To me RC is more the just a hobby, it runs in my blood just as it did my fathers. Now I have a son of my own and I know it will run through his as well. I have taken my hobby to new dimensions and am now the advertiser for Giant Scale News. I also opened a small hobby shop called Xtreme Power RCs. I have met some great buddies in this hobby that have turned into family and look forward to seeing what more comes out of it for me.

– DANIEL

YOUR STORIES

SHARE YOUR STORY

Tell us, in your own words, what model aviation means to you! Share your story in 300 words (or less) and upload a picture to go with it.

By submitting your story and photo, you will be entered for a chance to be our featured flier.

  •  

ABOUT AMA

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

Generations of Flight was awarded the 2017 PR News Platinum Award in the website marketing category.