2018 Academy of Model Aeronautics EXPO WEST

NEW DATES! November 2-4, 2018

NEW LOCATION! Fairplex in Pomona, California


This three-day expo, presented by the Academy of Model Aeronautics, provides a world-class display of the latest and greatest products for the modeling enthusiast and fun activities the whole family can enjoy, including indoor and outdoor flying demonstrations, model rocket and plane build-and-fly stations – as well as interactive displays, static model competitions, guest speakers, outdoor boat pond demos and more!   With more than 100 unique exhibitors and expert modelers on hand, the expo will be entertaining for the novice and experienced modeler alike. At this new location and new date, expected attendance is expected to be at least 5,000 people.  The AMA Expo is promoted throughout the radio-controlled modeling industry and through local newspapers and other media outlets in the Southern California area. 

LocationThe Fairplex is centrally located to all Southern California has to offer.  Home to the LA County Fair, the Fairplex is a short drive from the Ontario International Airport, and offers a full range of technology services and hotel rooms are within walking distance at the nearby Sheraton Fairplex. 

Why Should Businesses Participate?

The AMA Expo is a fantastic opportunity to showcase and market your products and services to your front line and prospective customers!  Visit with other leaders in the modeling industry!  Make sales!   

Why Should AMA Clubs and Special Interest Groups Participate?

This event provides a venue for local and regional AMA clubs and special interest groups to educate and promote to attendees about their organizations.  

Expo Hours

Friday, November 2, 2018                               11 AM – 5 PM

Saturday, November 3, 2018                          10 AM – 5 PM

Sunday, November 4, 2018                             10 AM – 4 PM

 Set Up Hours    Thursday, November 1, 2018     9 AM – 6 PM Friday, November 2, 2018          8 AM – 11 AM


Reserve and pay for your booth BY JULY 1, 2018 and receive substantial discounted booth pricing AND the opportunity to choose your booth location at this new event venue.

Load Out Hours Sunday, November 4, 2018        4 PM – 8 PM Monday, November 5, 2018       8 AM – Noon

Booth Information
Exhibitors will be assigned a 10’ x 10’ booth space in the main Expo Hall #4.  Reserve and pay for your booth by July 1, 2018 and receive substantial discounted booth pricing AND the opportunity to choose your booth location at this new event venue!   

Booth registration price includes: fully draped back (8 ft. high) and sides (30” high), one 8 ft. table and two folding chairs, and registration for UP TO FOUR of your staff.  Carpet is not provided in the Expo Hall.  Optional services such as internet and electricity; as well as rental information for additional display furniture equipment or carpet are available. 

State of California Board of Equalization Special Events & Seller’s Permits

**All AMA Expo exhibitors are required to complete California BOE Special Event Form BOE-410-D.  Exhibitors who sell merchandise in California are generally required to hold a seller’s permit.  You are required to have a permit if you are selling, even temporarily, new items.  If you are selling and already have a seller’s permit, simply state your seller’s permit number on BOE Form 410.  If you do not have a seller’s permit, one can be obtained at no cost to you by completing BOE Seller’s Permit Application Form 400-SPA.  For more information, visit www.boe.ca.gov/formspubs/pub111.  Both forms are available for download at www.boe.ca.gov or www.amaexpo.com.

Promotional Opportunities

As an exhibitor, we invite you to let us know of any promotions or giveaways that will be taking place at your booth during the event.  AMA will then promote these in advance and during the event from the Main Stage.


Questions? Call 303-973-1209 or email amaexpo@modelaircraft.org  

 Lora Knowlton lorak@modelaircraft.org   or Erin Dobbs erind@modelaircraft.org