Academy of Model Aeronautics, Fly Robotics, and Civil Air Patrol Team Up to Provide sUAS Training to Cadets

The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) is proud to announce that in conjunction with its longstanding partnership with Civil Air Patrol (CAP), they will now offer sUAS ground school powered by Fly Robotics to thousands of cadets across the country.

The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) is proud to announce that in conjunction with its longstanding partnership with Civil Air Patrol (CAP), they will now offer sUAS ground school powered by Fly Robotics to thousands of cadets across the country.


AMA has been working with CAP to provide Youth memberships and opportunities to cadets interested in earning aviation-related experience and credits for many years. The partner's new arrangement will provide sUAS ground school for all cadets and mentors to use through 2017. This course which is powered by Fly Robotics will teach the cadets how to safely operate sUAS systems. For more information about the Fly Robotics courses please visit fly-robotics.com

"Our partnership with CAP has allowed us to provide model aviation education to young cadets who could become tomorrow's aviators, engineers, mechanics, etc. It has been a privilege to work with the leaders of CAP to build this new agreement. By providing ground school to these cadets we are providing a fun avenue to learn about aviation and the many opportunities it provides," said AMA Education Director Bill Pritchett.

The Academy of Model Aeronautics, founded in 1936, continues to be devoted to national airspace safety. It serves as the nation's collective voice for approximately 187,000 modelers in 2,400 clubs in the United States and Puerto Rico. Headquartered in Muncie, Indiana, AMA is a membership-based organization representing those who fly model aircraft for recreation and educational purposes. For more information, visit http://www.modelaircraft.org.

CAP's aerospace education efforts focus on two different audiences: volunteer CAP members and the general public. The programs ensure that all CAP members (seniors and cadets) have an appreciation for and knowledge of aerospace issues. To advance within the organization, members are required to participate in the educational program. Aerospace educators at CAP's National Headquarters at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., provide current materials that reflect the highest standards of educational excellence. Aerospace education is divided into two parts: internal and external.

To learn more about CAP's aerospace education programs, products, and other resources available to our members, go to http://www.capmembers.com/ae. For information about joining as an aerospace education member (AEM) and to join online, go to http://www.capmembers.com/joinaem.

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