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 monthly (typically with CNY Drones) on the SUNY Utica Campus.   The group taps CNY Drones to learn & improve flying skills, learn & promote drone soccer (indoors), & partners on community outreach projects.

Groups work together to promote drone safety both on & off-campus.

CNY Drones post this page as a courtesy to our friends!

AMA National Model Aircraft Safety Code

Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST) (AMA administered)

FAA Drone Registration – Register Your Drone!


Student Clubs Work Together!

SUNY AMA works with other SUNY Student Clubs including Wildcat Robotics, 3D Printing, Women in Engineering, IEEE & Baja Club.

•Promoting flight safety under the AMA guidelines
•Gaining event planning & event hosting experience
•Fundraising & providing fundraising opportunities
•Logging community service hours
•Learning & passing on mentorship skills
•Connecting to engineers & valuable company contacts
•Providing an example to high school students considering STEM fields
•Introducing families to the college campus




Want to start a UMASC at your university/college?

Bob Payne is Club Advisor to SUNY AMA, Wildcat Robotics & 3D Printing Clubs.  He is a SUNY Poly MET Adjunct, SUNY Poly Alumnus & CNY Drones Co-Founder & Volunteer Coordinator.


SUNY CGAM Club Activities









Together – we are a force in sparking STEM interest, developing tech knowledge, giving back to the community & providing workforce development training in drone building, flight & repair.   

Most of us are fans of NHRL so we pitch in with that also!