National Model Aviation Museum

National Model Aviation Museum Visit the Museum and view the largest collection of model aircraft in the United States. Discover how aeromodeling helped change the world of aviation and examine the astonishing craftsmanship and artistry of its masters.
The National Model Aviation Museum seeks to preserve the significant artifacts and ephemera that provide a physical record of the history of aeromodeling, and the relevant documents that also provide evidence concerning the important phases in aeromodeling’s growth and development to the present day.
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The National Model Aviation Museum is the largest model aviation museum in the world with over 11,000 artifacts in its collections.

Mission: To collect, preserve, and exhibit the historic, scientific, technical, and artistic legacy of model aviation.

Happy Little Trees! 🌳🌳🌳Did you know that most of Bob Ross' series "The Joy of Painting" was filmed in Muncie, Indiana, t...
05/08/2020
Bob Ross

Happy Little Trees! 🌳🌳🌳

Did you know that most of Bob Ross' series "The Joy of Painting" was filmed in Muncie, Indiana, the home of the Academy of Model Aeronautics and National Model Aviation Museum?

Now you can watch all 31 seasons of "The Joy of Painting" online!

The official YouTube channel of "The Joy of Painting" and Bob Ross. Watch and paint along with every episode of The Joy of Painting! Happy painting! You've s...

The Spirit SC is an RC Aerobatics model built by Steve Helms and Masaki Hirada for F3A competition, though was only used...
05/07/2020

The Spirit SC is an RC Aerobatics model built by Steve Helms and Masaki Hirada for F3A competition, though was only used as a test method for new Futaba and YS products. Learn more about this model and more than 1,300 additional artifacts in our collection at collections.modelaircraft.org.

Most of the 12,000 artifacts in the National Model Aviation Museum’s collection have obvious ties to aeromodeling, rangi...
05/05/2020
Dolly Bears | Model Aviation

Most of the 12,000 artifacts in the National Model Aviation Museum’s collection have obvious ties to aeromodeling, ranging from model airplanes to the wealth of competition paraphernalia associated with the Nats, but some acquisitions seem, for lack of a better term, odd.

MOST OF THE 12,000 artifacts in the National Model Aviation Museum’s collection have obvious ties to aeromodeling, ranging from model airplanes to the wealth of competition paraphernalia associated with the Nats, but some acquisitions seem, for lack of a better term, odd.

05/01/2020
Academy of Model Aeronautics

Join us for AMA Air Live!

We are going LIVE on Facebook and YouTube for another episode of AMA Air. Come find out what's going on in the hobby!

You can now read the very first issue of Model Aviation! Published in June 1936, and on record in our archives, you can ...
04/30/2020

You can now read the very first issue of Model Aviation! Published in June 1936, and on record in our archives, you can download a copy for your own collection! Get yours at bit.ly/ModelAviation1936.

The Dandrieaux Butterfly model helicopter is an early toy design. Constructed from balsa, the T-shaped frame has two hoo...
04/29/2020

The Dandrieaux Butterfly model helicopter is an early toy design. Constructed from balsa, the T-shaped frame has two hooks at the center and the wing is curved to mimic butterfly wings with a propeller on top. Learn more about the Butterfly and more than 1,300 additional artifacts in our collection at collections.modelaircraft.org.

04/24/2020
Academy of Model Aeronautics

Are you ready to start thinking about your next community event?

After this social distancing is over, we're all going to be ready to have some fun at the flying site! Join Kyle, Claire, and Tony as we discuss how your club can host a great community event.

The Karasu, which translates as Crow, is a reproduction of an early Japanese rubber-powered Free Flight model. Learn mor...
04/22/2020

The Karasu, which translates as Crow, is a reproduction of an early Japanese rubber-powered Free Flight model. Learn more about this model and more than 1,300 additional artifacts in our collection at collections.modelaircraft.org.

04/21/2020
National Naval Aviation Museum

The National Naval Aviation Museum is LIVE for its History Up Close series with Museum Director Dr. Buddy Macon as he spotlights Home Front USA!

We’re LIVE for History Up Close series with Museum Director Dr. Buddy Macon as he spotlights Home Front USA.

04/17/2020
Academy of Model Aeronautics

Do you have a favorite flight simulator?

Join us as we discuss flight simulators! What's your go-to? Where are the most active online communities? How much do they cost? Feel free to ask your questions and share your thoughts!

04/16/2020
National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution

Check out the National Air and Space Museum LIVE with Apollo 13 astronaut Jim Lovell and curator Teasel Muir-Harmony commemorating the 50th anniversary of Apollo 13.

We're live with Apollo 13 astronaut Jim Lovell and curator Teasel Muir-Harmony commemorating the 50th anniversary of Apollo 13.

Watch on Facebook Live on the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution and STEM in 30 pages or at this link: http://facebook.com/airandspace/live

And tune in every Thursday at 1 pm EDT until the Museum reopens for more Air and Space Live Chats.

04/16/2020
Balsa USA Airplanes

Jump in with Mean Joe and Balsa USA Airplanes for a #TBT tour of our museum!

Ama museum tour

The Checkala Roma in our collection is a reproduction of Dave Slagle's Control Line Stunt model, which was built and flo...
04/15/2020

The Checkala Roma in our collection is a reproduction of Dave Slagle's Control Line Stunt model, which was built and flown by Bill Netzeband. Learn more about the many artifacts at home in the National Model Aviation Museum at collections.modelaircraft.org

04/10/2020
Academy of Model Aeronautics

Do you wanna build an airplane?

Join us live as we build a P-47 paper airplane! Get your template at amaflightschool.org/quickprojects.
#generalmills #gmairplane

The Bonzo is a profile fuselage Control Line model designed, kitted, and sold by Scientific Models, Inc. The one in our ...
04/09/2020

The Bonzo is a profile fuselage Control Line model designed, kitted, and sold by Scientific Models, Inc. The one in our collection was originally used as the "model" for all box art and advertising.

Our online records continue to grow! Tour more than 1,300 artifacts found in our museum at collections.modelaircraft.org!

Looking for ways to keep you and the kiddos entertained? Check out some of our AMA Flight School Quick Projects!amafligh...
04/09/2020

Looking for ways to keep you and the kiddos entertained? Check out some of our AMA Flight School Quick Projects!
amaflightschool.org/quickprojects

Have fun at home with model aviation!
If you are stuck in the house and looking for something fun to do, why not enjoy your hobby? AMA's Education department is offering free tutorials for projects that you can make and fly from the comfort of your home. Check out amaflightschool.org/quickprojects now!

04/08/2020
Academy of Model Aeronautics

Join AMA Education Director Kyle Jaracz and family for a afternoon rocket launch!

We're launching rockets! #rcfromhome

04/03/2020
Ask Claire: April 3, 2020

#AskClaire is taking a break, but we have much more coming your way as we all #rcfromhome! amaflightschool.org/home-activities

Reminiscing on good times past and looking for a way to captures those memories? Add your biography to the AMA History P...
04/03/2020

Reminiscing on good times past and looking for a way to captures those memories? Add your biography to the AMA History Project! modelaircraft.org/ama-history-project.

The Wright Brothers and the Birth of Aviation, by Lester W. Garber, was published by the Crowood Press in 2005. Our copy...
04/01/2020

The Wright Brothers and the Birth of Aviation, by Lester W. Garber, was published by the Crowood Press in 2005. Our copy in the National Model Aviation Museum is even signed by the author! Learn more about the artifacts in our collection at collections.modelaircraft.org.

03/25/2020
Academy of Model Aeronautics

Go flying with AMA Education Director Kyle Jaracz and family! #RCfromhome

Education Director Kyle Jaracz is at the local soccer field with his boys!

Celebrate this year's #ModelAviationDay in style with a commemorative t-shirt!
03/24/2020

Celebrate this year's #ModelAviationDay in style with a commemorative t-shirt!

Gear up for the ninth annual National Model Aviation Day celebration with a 2020 T-shirt! T-shirts are available for preorder now through June 1. Orders will ship by July 1. #modelaviationday
modelaviationday.com/merchandise

03/23/2020
Science Enrichment Made Easy!

We're all stuck at home. Why not bring in The Paper Airplane Guy for an interactive and fun science program?

The Paper Airplane Guy does live STEAM! We're all stuck at home. Why not bring in The Paper Airplane Guy for an interactive and fun science program? If your ...

We depend on the support of our patrons to provide for library, model, and artifact acquisition, as well as restoration....
03/20/2020

We depend on the support of our patrons to provide for library, model, and artifact acquisition, as well as restoration. Contributions also make possible quality displays, lighting, and other refinements, such as video conversion of older film and electronic storage of valuable museum manuscripts and books. modelaircraft.org/donate

A reproduction of the Big Guff was built as a gift for Walt Good in 1988. In 2003, it was donated to the National Model ...
03/18/2020

A reproduction of the Big Guff was built as a gift for Walt Good in 1988. In 2003, it was donated to the National Model Aviation Museum. The original Big Guff was built and flown at the 1937 Nats by Walt and Bill Good and is considered to be the first truly successful RC model airplane. Learn more about the artifacts in our collection at collections.modelaircraft.org.

03/13/2020

#AskClaire March: Behind the Scenes at NMAM!

Who feels like they've gone too long without hearing from Beppe on the progress of his Kwik-Fli build? Let's see where h...
03/13/2020

Who feels like they've gone too long without hearing from Beppe on the progress of his Kwik-Fli build? Let's see where he's at now!
amablog.modelaircraft.org/amamuseum/2020/03/13/kwik-fli-slow-build-13-march-2012/

This week's artifact from our collection is another book from the Lee Renaud Memorial Library. The Prize Winners' Book o...
03/11/2020

This week's artifact from our collection is another book from the Lee Renaud Memorial Library. The Prize Winners' Book of Model Airplanes was published in 1931 by the Bobbs-Merrill Company in Indianapolis, Indiana. Learn more about this item and more at home in the National Model Aviation Museum at collections.modelaircraft.org.

Spotted on our archivist's desk: More from the Frank Zaic collection - letterhead of the American Academy for Model Aero...
03/10/2020

Spotted on our archivist's desk: More from the Frank Zaic collection - letterhead of the American Academy for Model Aeronautics (AMA’s original title), circa 1936! Learn more about Frank Zaic and his impact on model aviation through the AMA History Project at https://bit.ly/2wkFJPL. (Source: #0059 Frank Zaic Collection, National Model Aviation Museum Archives)

Donated to us in 1981, the Schneider Trophy-type Control Line model is believed to have been designed, built, and flown ...
03/05/2020

Donated to us in 1981, the Schneider Trophy-type Control Line model is believed to have been designed, built, and flown by Larry or Granger Williams at the Hobby and Craft Show. Learn more about this artifact and more at collections.modelaircraft.org.

Are you looking for scale documentation for your next build? We can help! Check out this helpful article from Model Avia...
03/02/2020

Are you looking for scale documentation for your next build? We can help! Check out this helpful article from Model Aviation magazine to assist you in your research. modelaviation.com/scale-documentation-cronenwett

02/28/2020
Fly By: Bing Autoplan

Join us for today's Fly By as we take a look at the oldest model in the National Model Aviation Museum's collection!

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How does one donate items to the Museum? I am the daughter of Lawrence Coslick. I have many items including planes, logbooks, original plane designs which my father created, etc, Please provide a email address and name. Thank you.
https://youtu.be/WfpwscTndTo I mentioned the museum in my video about Frank Zaic and Thermic 18.
as a kid growing up in the 50's and 60's, I loved model airplanes. So did my dad and his friends. We opened up a mom and pop hobby shop in 1961, and it grew and grew until the mid 70's when it just took too much time for my parents to operate. But when most pre teenagers were doing other things, I was in my model room in the basement building balsa planes. Last month I got to visit the AMA museum and wow...did it bring back memories for me. Now that I am 67 I have other hobbies, but control line airplanes is what started it for me. Heres a few pic of me when I was 9, holding my Goldberg Shoestring Stunter, checking out the balloon bust pole when I was entered at the Natls, our hobby shop, and at the park test flying a Firebaby. My dads best friend worked for Jim Walker as a test pilot...and yes I built the Shoestring Stunter when I was 10....1963.
https://youtu.be/3DMGKtJ6FxU Second half of my Model Aviation Autobiography, this one is shorter.
https://youtu.be/hdE1t3uYP4g I have documented some of the history of my start in model aviation, there will be another segment to cover up to present time. I hope this will inspire other people to tell their stories.
Gift Shop Store Manager: I am in Marion, Indiana and you had stocked my book in the past. I Just released in July 2018 I have the Guide to Aircraft Museums, USA & Canada, 28th ed. ISBN 0-9749772-6-8 I would like to offer this to your Gift Shop or anyone seeing this post It retails for $28 Wholesale is $14.00 for any quantity 2 or more I also offer the book on CD in PDF format Retail is $21 Wholesale is $10 I send an invoice with the books. Below is how your museum is listed Pictures and details are on my web site Michael Blaugher [email protected] www.aircraftmuseums.com Muncie -National Model Aviation Museum (AMA), 5151 E Memorial Dr, 47302-9050, (765) 289-4236, Tue-Sat 10-4, Adm Adult $5, Child 7-17 $2.50, Gift Shop, Library, Theater, www.modelaircraft.org/museum.aspx, Radio Control, Control Line and Free Flight Model Airplanes
https://scienceguyorg.blogspot.com/2018/09/jokingly-i-sometimes-tell-people-i.html There must be a lot of interest in the past in model aviation, this had 200 views in the first 2 hours.
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any controlline clubs in florida?
top heritage time capsule , this unique museum
I was in the museum this morning, this is my second time the first being a year ago. Seemed to be new things to see