Aviation flying clubs are always interested in recommending model aircraft building to new youth and spreading the word about aviation flying.

The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) host their Winter shows each January at the Convention Center in Ontario, California.  Modelers and enthusiasts flock to the yearly Show, and encourage new visitors every year. 

There were several important speakers at the Convention this year, and a special guest speaker talked about life growing up with his Dad as a member of the Tuskegee Airmen -- a tribute to all pilots who flew in the wars.

The Blacksheep Squadron sponsored an event for young modelers to learn how to build and fly model airplanes.  There were several flying contests held throughout the weekend, and new young modelers won prizes based on their longest model airplane flights. Great fun was had by all!




Several members of the flying community and airplane enthusiasts from around the world converged on Wichita in the Summer of 2003.  There were several memorable photos from the Oshkosh 2003 show.

In the Spring of 2002, the BlackSheep Squadron sponsored a Scale Model Airplane Display at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).  Several hand-built Scale Models were displayed in a large viewing case.  The display included several scale models of airplanes dating back to World War I.  These authentic models were built by local modelers and the display included information about the scale replica as well as the original flying models.  The workmanship was performed by local model builders who donated their time and materials to create these hand-made, one-of-a-kind models.  Visitors to the Bradley International Terminal at LAX were treated to several showcases of these finely crafted models.

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