Rick has been flying radio control aircraft for over 35 years and is an AMA member which allowed us to get in for free. Plus, there was plenty of parking for the coach!
WOW! Look at the hundreds of model planes. These planes range from the 1920's up to the present and it was fun to see how they progressed.
The AMA has developed many small displays to show the state of the art in modeling at various times in history. This group shows a typical group of models in the 1940's.
Look UP says Orinda! This model plane, all 11 pounds of it, has actually flown across the Atlantic Ocean non-stop! Designed by Maynard Hill, this amazing achievement took place in 2003. Imagine a model flying accurately over the ocean and being landed by remote control.
Model aircraft have been used in many flight advancements. This model helped to prove the concept of carrying the space shuttle on a 747. Looked like fun to fly!