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Classic Aero-TV: No Small Achievement–AMA’s Extraordinary Model Aviation Museum

From 2015 (YouTube Version): A Truly Spectacular Sport Aviation Treasure -- For ALL Those Who Love Aviation

Join ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, as he relives his childhood start in aviation through model aircraft when he visits the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) headquarters and the AMA Museum located in Muncie, Indiana. In this video, Jim talks with Michael Smith, the Museum Director for the AMA.

Even the most avid modeler will see things in this video of the Museum that they probably never knew existed. The museum’s displays includes replicas of model aircraft that preceded the Wright Brothers by more than 100 years. Smith recounts that aircraft models fall into different disciplines such as gliders, rubber band powered, free flights, control line, RC, and others. The Museum explores each discipline in great detail.

It’s obvious from the video that displaying and documenting the artifacts included in this museum is a monumental job. Smith points out that many of the key aviation designers got their start with aircraft modeling. This connection is also apparent in the Museum displays.

Even if you’re not involved in model aviation, this video will be an eye-opener for anyone who is interested in any facet of aircraft operation. If you are involved in model aviation, and have been doing it for a long time, this video is a time machine.

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