The Academy Of Model Aeronautics (AMA)
The official national body for model aviation in the United States. AMA sanctions more
than a thousand model competitions throughout the country each year, and certifies
official model flying records on a national and international level.
Eastern Soaring League (ESL) Promoting R/C Soaring in the Eastern United States organizing soaring activities and
contests through many local soaring clubs.
Fédération Aéronautique Internationale
(FAI) The FAI, the world's air sports federation, was founded in 1905 and is an international
organization with the basic aim of furthering aeronautical and astronautical activities
The Model Aeronautics Association of Canada
(MAAC) The official governing body for model aviation in Canada acting as a liason to
government agencies, such as Industry Canada (formerly Department of Communications) with
regard to radio frequencies and their use in radio controlled models, as well as
representing internationally competitve modelers to the Fédération Aéronautique
International (FAI) through the Aero Club of Canada. MAAC also provides liability
insurance to its members and chartered clubs, among many other membership benefits.