Academy of Model Aeronautics


CNY Drones is New York State’s first Academy of Model Aeronautics Model Aviation Student Club!  CNY Drones takes pride in providing educational programs and curriculum in line with AMA guidelines and strives to help grow other MASC clubs!

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!


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


Join AMA & our MASC Club today or contact us for tips on how to start your own MASC!  

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

Sign up for an AMA Membership here!



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


Our AMA MASC Drone Team

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.