Ontario, CA, Jan 04, 2013 (PRWeb.com via COMTEX) --
Model aviation fans will have the opportunity to meet AMA member, author, and aviation historian Gary Fogel at this year's AMA Expo, on January 11 and 12. Fogel has written extensively on the history of gliding in San Diego. He will be speaking live at the show, discussing his new book, Quest for Flight: John J. Montgomery and the Dawn of Aviation in the West. The book covers the accomplishments of Montgomery, a prolific inventor who piloted the glider he designed in 1883 in the first controlled flights of a heavier-than-air craft in the Western Hemisphere, 20 years before the Wright brothers' powered flight in 1903.
Expo ticketholders will have the chance to see Fogel's presentation at 3 p.m. on Friday, January 11 and again at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 12. Fogel will be signing copies of his new book after both presentations and throughout the weekend. Learn more about Fogel and his presentation by visiting http://amaexpo.com.
Model aviation aircraft enthusiasts and anyone interested in radio-controlled aircraft and aviation are encouraged to attend this year's Expo, which offers families and hobbyists the opportunity to shop at booths of more than 100 model aircraft 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.
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
A complete list of activities can be found at http://amaexpo.com.
Kids 12 and under free. Any youth 18 and under in uniform or presenting an 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, 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.