The SUNY Polytechnic Institute Academy of Model Aeronautics University Model Aviation Student Club #15104 was officially formed in 2017 as the first AMA UMASC in New York State.  Formerly known as the RC Hobby Club, the group meets twice a week on the SUNY Utica Campus.   The group works on community outreach projects with sister organization, CNY Drones, AMA Model Aviation Student Club #15080 & promotes drone safety both on & off-campus.  The University Model Aviation Student Club was the first club to receive that designation in New York State.  We post this page as a courtesy.    AMA National Model Aircraft Safety Code













CNY Drones (MASC) & SUNY AMA (UMASC) Work Together!

  • promoting flight safety under the AMA guidelines
  • event planning & event hosting experience
  • fundraising & providing fundraising opportunities through our community connections
  • community service experience – both local & Statewide
  • mentoring experience – working with students & adults
  • connection to local engineers & valuable company contacts
  • connection to local high school students considering STEM fields
  • introducing younger students & families to the college campus


2018 Annual Drone Info Day  – Facebook Photo Album

For information on club activities contact:

2017-2018 President:  Ryan Saunders

Club Advisor:  Bob Payne, Adjunct Instructor, Mechanical Engineering Technology & CNY Drones Volunteer Coordinator     or

Want to start a UMASC at your university?  AMA UMASC Chartering Guide


Other College Connections

CNY Drones also collaborates with the SUNY 3D Printing & Design Club and the SUNY Poly Fabrication Club’s Wildcat Robotics Team.    Together – we are a force in sparking STEM interest in Central New York!