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Aero Telemetry's Spruce Goose, Featured in The Aviator, to Appear at AMA Expo, January 11-13, Ontario Convention Center
[December 28, 2012]

Aero Telemetry's Spruce Goose, Featured in The Aviator, to Appear at AMA Expo, January 11-13, Ontario Convention Center

Ontario, CA, Dec 28, 2012 ( via COMTEX) -- Scale models of Hollywood proportion are scheduled to be shown at this year's AMA Expo, the countty's premier aeromodeling exposition, hosted by the Academy of Model Aeronautics January 11-13, at the Ontario Convention Center in Ontario, CA. Jock Bock, AMA member and founder of Aero Telemetry, will display the company's giant flying model of Howard Hughes' Spruce Goose, much like the model built by Aero Telemetry's team for the movie The Aviator (2004).

The model was first built by the Aero Telemetry aerial effects team to reenact the original flight of the Spruce Goose on November 2, 1947, for the movie, but is now being re-conceptualized with the latest in technology. The new model's construction has been featured on Aero Telemetry's Facebook page, and will be on display for the public at the AMA Expo.

Also on display will be a restored Allison V-1710 liquid-cooled V-12 piston engine that powered a World War II P-38 Lightning. Returning to the Expo is a 1/2-scale model H-1 Hughes Racer. Learn more.

Flying model aircraft enthusiasts and anyone interested in radio-control aircraft and aviation are encouraged to attend this year's Expo, which will offer families and hobbyists the opportunity to shop more than 100 model aircraft at manufacturers, see the latest in technology, learn how to get started in this fun activity, watch flight demonstrations, mingle with aeromodeling experts, listen to presentations by aviation celebrities, view unique exhibits, and enjoy a full weekend of learning and camaraderie. A complete list of activities can be found at

Friday, January 11Noon - 6 p.m.

Saturday, January 1210 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Sunday, January 1310 a.m. - 4 p.m.

One-Day Pass $13 AMA & EAA Members/$15 Nonmember Two-Day Pass $24 AMA & EAA Members/$28 Nonmember Three-Day Pass $33 AMA & EAA Members/$36 Nonmember Kids 12 and under free. Any youth 18 and under in uniform or presenting organization ID gets in free.

Activity duty military free with ID.

The Academy of Model Aeronautics is the nation's collective voice for 155,000 modelers in 2,400 clubs in every state and Puerto Rico and Guam. The AMA, founded in 1936, is a nonprofit association that sanctions more than 2,000 events and competitions each year under the auspices of the National Aeronautic Association. Headquartered in Muncie, Indiana, AMA is open to the hundreds of thousands of Americans who fly model aircraft for recreation, sport, and education.

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