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Expo Brings Model Aeronautics to Life at Ontario Convention Center

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Expo Brings Model Aeronautics to Life at Ontario Convention Center

Expo Brings Model Aeronautics to Life at Ontario Convention Center

ONTARIO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--World record holder and five-time NASA space shuttle pilot Robert “Hoot” Gibson is one of the high-profile speakers scheduled to attend the Academy of Model Aeronautics’ 14th annual AMA Expo Jan. 6-8, 2012 at the Ontario Convention Center.

“Model airplane enthusiasts from across the nation will be coming to this event”

The NASA DROID (Dryden Remotely Operated Integrated Drone) and a 30-foot scale model of the Hughes XF-11 will be on display along with row upon row of exhibits from more than 120 vendors and organizations including Black Sheep Squadron, which will run the Education Resource Area; and the Southern California Rocket Association, which will operate the Rocket Make-n-Take area.

A “Swap Shop” section of the show will be set up for hobbyists to display their seasoned and collectible items either for sale or trade. Visit http://amaexpo.com/exhibitor-info/registration/ for details. Scheduled speakers include Gibson; model aeronautics industry writer and competitor Don Landis; and regional aerobatic competition gold medalist Skip Stewart.

“Model airplane enthusiasts from across the nation will be coming to this event,” said Bob Brown, general manager and CEO of the Ontario Convention Center. “If you’ve ever wondered about model aeronautics, this is the place to come to learn more.” The event is expected to generate over $1,000,000 in travel and tourism dollars to the region, Brown said.

What:

   

12th annual AMA Expo 2012

 

Where:

Ontario Convention Center, 2000 E. Convention Center Way, Ontario
 

When:

Jan. 6 (noon to 6 p.m.), Jan 7 (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.), and Jan. 8. (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
 

Cost:

$15 for one day, $36 for a multi-day pass, $5 for youth 13-18, children under 12 free.
(Reduced prices available for advanced purchases and for AMA members)
 

Info:

Visit http://amaexpo.com/ or e-mail amaexpo@modelaircraft.org

 

The AMA is the world’s largest model aviation association, representing more than 150,000 members. Visit www.modelaircraft.org for more information.

About the Ontario Convention Center

The Ontario Convention Center boasts more than 225,000 total square feet of exhibit, meeting and function space with a full range of technology services, including Wi-Fi, Internet, DS3 and video-conferencing capabilities. For more information about the Ontario Convention Center, operated by Philadelphia-based SMG, visit www.ontariocc.com or call (909) 937-3000.

Business Wire

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