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 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.

We post this page as a courtesy to our friends who contribute regularly to the community!

AMA National Model Aircraft Safety Code

Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST) (AMA administered)

FAA Drone Registration – Register Your Drone!


CNY Drones (MASC), SUNY AMA (UMASC) & other SUNY CGAM 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



Annual Drone Info Day  – Facebook Photo Album


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SUNY CGAM Club Activities

Bob Payne 

Bob is an Adjunct Instructor, Mechanical Engineering Technology and Club Advisor for:

      • Wildcat Robotics (Combat Bots)
      • 3D Printing & Design Club

Together – we are a force in sparking STEM interest in Central New York!