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The National Miniature Pylon Racing Association is the Special Interest Group for the Academy of Model Aeronautics. The NMPRA is an organization of Pylon Racers whose mission is to promote, organize and standardize the hobby. This website is the home of the NMPRA but our members are spread across the Globe. Take a look around and get involved with the most exciting form of Radio Control.

As of Sunday, May 1, 2016

DateEvent Name
5/07OJA Spring Race
5/21CAPS Indy Shootout
5/21Whittier Spring Pylon Race
6/04GCRCC Moon Shot
6/11RC Barnstormers June Race
6/11George Finch Memorial
6/25HSF Summer Race
6/25SIRS NATS Warmup
8/06Mile High Challenge
8/20Ben Martin CAPS Classic
8/27Northwest Pylon Shootout
9/10SIRS Field Of Dreams Classic
10/082016 NMPRA Championship Race
10/22Hodges Pylon Race
NMPRA members have access to a
wealth of racing experience. Help shape
the future of RC Pylon Racing. Support
the NMPRA by becoming a member and
gain access to these benefits.

The Approved EF1 components page has been updated to include a new Estrellita kit offered by Carolina Custom Kits. Check it out here:

EF1 Approved Components

The NMPRA Hall Of Fame page has been updated to include 2015 inductees Lyle Larson, Dennis O'Brien & Bob Smith. Several of the other HOF pages have been updated as well. Check it out here:

NMPRA Hall Of Fame

The NMPRA History Page has been updated with a list of all past NMPRA Presidents as well as an interesting article from the June 1965 Radio Control Modeler Magazine. Check it out here:

NMPRA and Pylon Racing History

AMA NATS 2016

Make sure to be at the 2016 AMA NATS in Muncie, IN for pylon July 15 - 22. Click on the NATS logo above for more information from the AMA website.

New for 2016 will be Warbird racing. Club 40 and 424 Q500 will be held again in 2016, make sure to sign up early.

Click on the link below for the current NATS Pylon Schedule:

2016 AMA Pylon NATS Schedule

Click on the link below for the official rules For Warbird Racing at the NATS:

2016 AMA Pylon NATS Warbird Racing Rules

Click on the links below for NATS entry forms:

2016 NATS AMA Official Pylon Events Entry Form (424, 426, 422)

2016 NATS NMPRA Unofficial Events Entry Form (Club 40, EF1, Warbird)

If you would like to make a donation directly to the 2016 U.S. F5D team via Paypal click on the button below:

If you would like to make a donation directly to the U.S. F3D team via Paypal click on the button below:




April 2016 NMPRA Newsletter
Running a Race Primer
PAUL HERMAN'S Race Software