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NASA Space Shuttle Commander Robert 'Hoot' Gibson To Speak At AMA Expo East

Event To Be Held In Secaucus, NJ Feb 24-25

Five time NASA space shuttle commander and AMA Life Member Robert “Hoot” Gibson will share his aviation story at the upcoming AMA Expo East, presented by Ready Made RC, at the Meadowlands Convention Center in Secaucus, New Jersey February 24 – 26. The three-day event is hosted by the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA).

The Expo will include Home School Day, Friday, February 24, where students in the area can experience model aircraft and drones first-hand. Students will have a chance to meet astronaut Robert “Hoot” Gibson, experience RC flight simulators, try model and drone flying, watch RC boat demos, and more. Kids will also be able to take home model airplane and rocket building-kits. Information about STEM and after-school programs will also be available at the event.
Other speakers at the AMA Expo East include:

  • David and Sarah Oneal, That Drone Show: A showing of the new documentary “The Drone Invasion,” followed by a discussion
  • The Huff Family: Multiple generations of AMA members share their aviation journey
  • Sal Calvagna: RC Giants and Model Aviation Magazine writer, with special guest Nikolai Sikorsky

The full schedule for the AMA expo is available online. Children age 12 and under will be admitted free of charge.

(Source: AMA news release. Image from file)



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