Welcome To The AMA Glider Website!
What is this site all about:
This site is about AMA Freeflight gliders. Now for some definitions so we can understand the above statement. AMA is the Academy of Model Aeronautics. The AMA is a self-supporting, non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote development of model aviation as a recognized sport and worthwhile recreation activity. It is the official national body for model aviation in the United States, sets the rules for competitions and certifies official model flying records on a national and international level.
Freeflight is the magic of model airplanes flying free, sometimes climbing as high as the clouds or circling silently indoors under a gymnasium ceiling. Gliders are airplanes that are heavier than air and have no means of self-propulsion. The gliders we typically are addressing in this website are usually less than 2 feet in wingspan.
Why the site:
Well, the Krempetz team (Kurt, Ken and Kenny) has been flying freeflight gliders for about 10 years now and has accumulated a wealth of information from many other great modelers who have helped us. We figured it was time to try to collect this information into a website that could be used by many and promote the hobby we enjoy so much.
One of the great things about this hobby/sport is there is not right or wrong answers. We judge whether something is right or wrong by competing. If we do well, then we believe we have a good answer, solution or design. We have tried to make available those good answers, solutions or designs (originated by us or most often by others) but use this information given in this website "at your own risk".
Please browse through our different webpages and links which are off to the left of this home page. We hope you enjoy, gain knowledge and become more involved in AMA Freeflight Gliders.
Kurt, Ken and Kenny.
and don't forget, Kirk our Webmaster