AMA District III - Ohio, Pennsylvania & West Virginia
Last Week, Tyler Dobbs, the Senior Director of Government Affairs at AMA, attended the Carl Hopkins Aviation Expo in Bridgeport, West Virginia along with AMA’s District III VP, Mark Radcliff. Also in attendance at the Expo was a member of West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin’s congressional staff, who spent the day learning about AMA and model aviation.
The Carl Hopkins Aviation Expo was put on by AMA member Ed Waske with the support of the Flying Wing Nutz club in Saint Mary’s, WV. Activities at the Expo included free flight, control line, radio control flying and simulation, and drone and rocket flying. Attendees were also offered full scale airplane tours. The event, located in a town of roughly 8,500 brought in 1,100 attendees, with 585 of those being youth. For most in attendance, this was their first experience with model aviation.
Overall, the trip was a great success and made for a great opportunity to showcase the model aviation hobby to Senator Manchin’s office. AMA would like to thank Ed Waske and the Flying Wing Nutz for putting on such a great event.
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AMA District III Covers the States of Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.