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The AMA Podcast brings you the inside stories from the hobby of model aviation by hearing from those who live and breathe modeling. Hosted by AMA's Matt Ruddick and rotating co-hosts Mark Benson, Dillon Carpenter, Kyle Jaracz, Jay Smith, Michael Smith and Tony Stillman.

The AMA Podcast brings you the inside stories from the hobby of model aviation by hearing from those who live and breathe modeling. Hosted by AMA's Matt Ruddick and rotating co-hosts Mark Benson, Dillon Carpenter, Kyle Jaracz, Jay Smith, Michael Smith and Tony Stillman.
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The AMA Podcast brings you the inside stories from the hobby of model aviation by hearing from those who live and breathe modeling. Hosted by AMA's Matt Ruddick and rotating co-hosts Mark Benson, Dillon Carpenter, Kyle Jaracz, Jay Smith, Michael Smith and Tony Stillman.

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English


Episodes

Ep 9 - The RC Roundtable Podcast with Lee Ray and Fitz Walker (Live from AMA Expo)

11/18/2019
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This week, we talk with Lee Ray and Fitz Walker from the RC Roundtable podcast. They talk about how they got started in modeling, how they met, the origins of the RC Roundtable, and just where is Terry Dunn! Visit the RC Roundtable at www.RCRoundtable.com If you'd like to send us a comment, question or suggestion for the show, email us at podcast@modelaircraft.org!

Duration:00:55:32

Ep 8 - Joe Bok and Mason Hutchison (Live from AMA Expo)

11/11/2019
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Joe Bok, CEO of Aero Telemetry is an airplane designer, FAA licensed pilot, aerospace engineer and former football player who has had a hand in developing telemetry systems for everything from football helmets to the space shuttle. He also had a key role in building the model airplanes used in 2004's The Aviator! Mason Hutchison is a lifetime modeler part of the engineering team that made Stratolaunch, the world's largest airplane and a flying platform for launching payloads into low Earth...

Duration:01:19:15

Bonus Episode 2 - Drone Safety Awareness Week with Horizon Hobby

11/8/2019
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Steve Petrotto, Director of Marketing at Horizon Hobby joins us to talk about Drone Safety Awareness Week, and how pilots can integrate safely into the National Air Space. To learn more about Horizon Hobby's RC Flight School, visit https://www.horizonhobby.com/content/flightschool To find an AMA Club, visit https://www.modelaircraft.org/club-finder To learn more about Know Before You Fly, visit http://knowbeforeyoufly.org/

Duration:00:19:49

Ep 7 - FAA UAS Integration Executive Director Jay Merkle

11/4/2019
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In this episode, we speak with the Executive Director of the UAS Integration Office, Jay Merkle. He gives us his thoughts on the upcoming requirement for testing and what he thinks of remote ID. We are also joined by Rick Crow, AVP of District XI and president of the Butte Plane Nutz. He gives us a recap of his struggle to receive his club's letter of agreement.

Duration:00:33:04

Ep 6 - Jay Smith: Executive Editor of Model Aviation Magazine

10/28/2019
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Jay Smith is the Executive Editor of Model Aviation magazine and Park Pilot magazine, and he stopped by the podcast to talk about how he got started in the hobby, how he became editor of 2 publications, and why he finds his job so important. https://www.modelaircraft.org

Duration:00:57:41

Episode 5 - IRCHA: AMA SIG Series

10/21/2019
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AMA Special Interest Groups play a very important role in the model aviation ecosystem, and our AMA SIG Series plans to showcase these groups. This first edition of our AMA SIG Series features IRCHA (International Radio Control Helicopter Association) board member Tim DiPeri. Listen as he talks about his story coming up into RC helis and how IRCHA and the Jamboree have grown over the years. Watch the AMA's recap of the 2019 IRCHA Jamboree, including an interview with 10 year old phenom,...

Duration:00:38:05

Episode 4 - Brad Lang: AMA Member, Commercial Airline Pilot, CAF Red Tail Pilot

10/14/2019
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Airline Captain, CAF Red Tail pilot and AMA member Brad Lang has been fascinated with airplanes from a young age. The son of a Tuskegee Airman, Brad discusses how he became a pilot and how model aviation led him to a career in aviation. For more information on the Red Tail Squadron, visit https://www.redtail.org/. To learn more Academy of Model Aeronautics, visit http://www.modelaircraft.org/.

Duration:00:41:59

Bonus Episode 1 - FAA 400' Restrictions

10/9/2019
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AMA needs your assistance in an urgent matter. The FAA unexpectedly informed us that, contrary to earlier commitments to AMA, the agency is planning to limit all recreational model aircraft operations to 400 feet in controlled airspace and there will be no exceptions. Although a 400 feet limit may work for a large number of our members, we have a number of disciplines that will need to go higher than these proposed heights. Additionally, the FAA is proposing restrictions in uncontrolled...

Duration:00:13:44

Episode 3 - Joe Scully Part 2

10/7/2019
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In part 2 of our conversation with Joe Scully, MultiGP's EVP of Race Production, we talk about the origination of the MultiGP International Open, how Hammer-Gate affected drone racing, and what we can expect from the 2019 MultiGP Championships. Learn more about MultiGP at www.MultiGP.com Learn more about the AMA at www.ModelAircraft.org

Duration:01:16:41

Episode 2 - Joe Scully Part 1

9/30/2019
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In this week's episode, learn how Joe Scully, MultiGP's EVP of Race Production, got started in the world of drone racing. You'll also hear about his first meeting with Chris Thomas, as well as what it was like working as a rodeo clown! Learn more about MultiGP at www.MultiGP.com Learn more about the AMA at www.ModelAircraft.org

Duration:00:48:35

Episode 1 - The Tournament of Champions

9/23/2019
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The International Tournament of Champions (TOC) was an invitation-only Radio Control Pattern/Aerobatics event that focused on challenging pilots and providing the best spectator experience possible. It was one of the only model aviation events to have cash prizes – and certainly the only one to have huge cash prizes – not just for the top three winners, but all competitors. The TOC influenced all aspects of the RC hobby by motivating companies to design and manufacture larger, more reliable...

Duration:00:44:24

Episode 0 - AMA Podcast Preview

9/11/2019
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In this preview episode of The AMA Podcast, join us as we take a look at what you can expect from the show, as well as meet a few of the co-hosts that will be coming along for the ride!

Duration:00:37:34