Navy Carrier Society
07/09/2023 to 07/14/2023

For detailed information see the IAC Calendar.

There are three official Carrier events flown across the US: Class I, Class II, and Profile. There are also several unofficial events including Sportsman Profile, .15, Sig Skyray .35, and Nostalgia.  Most of the events are scored and flown the same way. There is a wide diversity of scores earned. High speeds can range from approximately 70 mph all the way up to 120 mph.  Low speeds can average as slow as 4 to 8 mph. Many times, it is difficult to judge whether or not the model is stopped.  Carrier designs tend to be slightly more complex than other CL models. A typical airplane will have up- and down-elevator, throttle, and a tailhook. Other controls can be added, such as flaps, ailerons, and rudder. With the exception of the elevator and throttle, the other controls are usually deployed only once, after the high-speed flight. They remain locked into position.

Nats News

2020 Outdoor Nats in Photos

The 2020 Outdoor Nats took place July 12-August 5 at the International Aeromodeling Center in Muncie, Indiana. Although the pandemic made for an interesting and complicated year, several events still took place safely, allowing competitors and AMA members to continue to enjoy our hobby.

We have created a photo gallery for this year's event. Please feel free to like, share, download, and print a few!

July 15, 2020: CL Navy Carrier

By Melvin Schuette

COVID-19 has had an adverse effect on the 2020 Nats. Control Line Navy Carrier is a prime example. While the number of contestants is down across the board and Navy Carrier may be one of the smaller categories, the number of people who chose to stay home could be easily noticed. More than fifty percent of our regular contestants decided to stay home due to the virus. In fact, the numbers of event entries were so small; a category that normally takes three days to run was done in one day.

Outdoor Nats Update June 17, 2020

AMA looks forward to hosting a fun and safe Nats this year at the International Aeromodeling Center (IAC)! Today, we have new developments to announce for Nats 2020. 

2020 Outdoor Nats to Proceed as Scheduled

After careful deliberation, the AMA Executive Council has agreed to not cancel the 2020 Outdoor Nats. This decision is aligned with state and federal guidelines for events concerning COVID-19.

The 2020 AMA Nats will take place to the extent that individual Nats organizers plan and conduct their respective events. Additional safety measures will be in place to protect our members, staff, and community. Nats participants and visitors to the International Aeromdeling Center will have limited access to AMA facilities and should anticipate a scaled-back Nats experience.

Nats Demystified: Keeping Control Line Untangled

Do you ever wonder how particular Nats events work and what preparation goes into the aircraft being flown? Now you can find out with our summer series, Nats Demystified. How do Control Line pilots keep the lines untangled?