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 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.   AMA Membership is FREE for those 19 & under and reasonable for everyone else.

Sign up for an Individual AMA Membership here!

We currently reorganizing our mask.  Contact us for more information.





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!