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AMA Expo East 

(Replaces WRAM for 2017)

February 24-26, 2017


Hello all,

Well, it's that time of year again. The FlyRC club in Southbury is again sponsoring a bus charter to the Meadowlands in New Jersey, Saturday, February 25. The AMA is now organizing and running what used to be the WRAM Show. More show information is at the end of this write-up. 

It should prove to be quite a different experience however. As always, the bus should fill quickly so please get back to me as soon as possible.   

As in past years, the bus will pick up in Brookfield near exit 9 of I-84, and again in Trumbull at the intersection of routes 25 and 111, just at the start of the Henry Mucci Highway. 

The cost for adults is $37 per person which covers the cost of the bus and admission to the show. For children 13 to 18 years of age, the cost is $30. The cost for children 12 and under is $25. 

As previously, I will make no profit whatsoever for myself. This charter is being organized for the good of the hobby and convenience of the participants. 

As in the past, I would like to make an appeal for voluntary contributions . If this organized bus service is of value to you, please let me know if you would be willing to make a contribution, no matter how small, to our club coffers in order to cover the various costs of operation. You can offer as little as one dollar. Any amount would be appreciated. 

So please send me your checks right away, and encourage any friends to participate. We had a great time in the past (except of course last year which I missed because I fell and ended up on an operating table.) 

As before, the bus will be available throughout the day for storage of any purchases.

There is also a great deal of space on the bus to carry any planes you'd like to offer for sale.

Finally, if you send me a check, please expect a confirmation email from me within a day or two. If you don't receive an email from me, assume I never received your check and I have not reserved you a seat. 

Sorry, no seats will be held until I have payment in hand. There are only 54 seats on the bus. When they are gone, they are gone. Also, refunds will not be provided unless I find someone else to take your place.

Please send your checks to the address below. I would appreciate you including your name, phone number, and email address along with your check. Also, please be kind enough to forward this email to any of your club members that might be interested.

Have a very happy New Year!

Ken Blau
2 Old Tavern Road
Newtown, CT 06470
203-733-6582 cell
203-270-8168 home 

AMA Expo East

The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) in cooperation with the Westchester Radio Aero Modelers (WRAM) announced it will continue the long-standing tradition of hosting an annual East Coast hobby trade show, which will be held February 24–26, 2017, at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, New Jersey.

For 48 years, the AMA chartered WRAM Club produced and managed the ‘WRAM Show’. It has been on e of the longest-running shows of its kind in the model aviation industry. “Since we are not holding a show in 2017, we are pleased that AMA has stepped in to continue with a show for model aviation enthusiasts from Maine to Virginia,” club officers stated.

The new show, AMA Expo East, will be modeled after the successful AMA Expo West, held in Ontario, California each year by the AMA. AMA Executive Director Dave Mathewson said, “The Westchester Aero Radio Modelers’ Annual WRAM Show has been a staple in the modeling world for nearly 50 years. AMA is pleased to be able to carry on the WRAM tradition that benefits model aviation enthusiasts from throughout the Northeast.”

Next year’s show will include guest speakers, new activities, and other special programs. AMA Ambassador and NASA space shuttle pilot and commander Robert “Hoot” Gibson will be a one of the guest speakers. David and Sarah Oneal, hosts of the popular podcast, That Drone Show, founders of International Drone Day, and director and producer of the new documentary The Drone Invasion, will also be attending as guest speakers. The Drone Invasion will be shown during their presentation.

AMA is pleased to announce that Ready Made RC will be the presenting sponsor for both AMA Expo East and AMA Expo West.

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