Academy of Model Aeronautics


CNY Drones is New York State’s 1st Academy of Model Aeronautics Model Aviation Student Club!  We take pride in providing educational programs & curriculum in line with AMA guidelines & strive to help grow other MASC clubs!

Our club helps establish a safe flying community & inspires both students & adults to learn more about drone technology.

We’re happy to have assisted our friends at SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s former RC Hobby Club to form the very first AMA University Model Aviation Student Club in New York State,  SUNY AMA MASC #15104!  Let us help you get connected in the drone community!


CNY Drones encourages all drone owners to join the AMA individually, as important safety information & insurance coverage is included with membership.

 AMA National Model Aircraft Safety Code


Are you local? Join AMA & our MASC Club today!

  • Gain full access to AMA benefits, scholarships & insurance!
  • Learn & share with other area flyers!
  • Receive discounts & special admission to club events !
  • Access nationally recognized training materials, assistance & competitions!
  • AMA MASC Info (check out MASC info on the AMA website!)


AMA Membership is a requirement for ALL those interested in joining our CNY Drones Model Aviation Student Club as well as our MultiGP Drone Racing Chapter.   AMA Membership is FREE for those 19 & under and reasonable for everyone else.    CNY Drones workshops are presented by AMA members & we request participant membership upon program registration.   We currently do not hold regular meetings or collect dues.    Our membership currently participates in our events &/or volunteers with us.

Sign up for an Individual AMA Membership here!



Once you have your AMA Membership number – click on the link below & fill out our MASC Membership application.


Want to start your own AMA MASC?     

We can help!  Join a network of friends who share ideas as we grow a safe recreational drone community!  AMA MASC does not limit you to drones – any aviation related group!

Our AMA MASC Drone Team – one of our projects

Some of our AMA MASC high school students formed a drone team in late February 2018 to compete in the UAS4STEM Competition.   We hope to grow this group as we move forward.  In the meantime, our members participate in our events and on various teams for our annual indoor Team Drone Challenge.