Academy of Model Aeronautics Stories February 6

Today the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) announces a new coalition to put pressure on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to improve the Remote ID rule. The AMA states that a recent survey pointed out that almost 70% of the respondents (hobby shops) said that FAA regulations are the biggest threat to the model aircraft industry, and while this may not include the entire drone industry there’s definitely overlap between the two.

We are glad to see the AMA take further action and join us in the fight for a better Remote ID for drones. If you want to learn more about this issue that is a threat to our hobby and business as well I recommend clicking this link here and to download the Drone Advocacy Kit.

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Academy of Model Aeronautics Stories January 14, 2019

AMA response to FAA proposed rulemaking

The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) just issued a response to the FAA proposed rulemaking that will allow drones to fly over people and at night.

Academy of Model Aeronautics Stories September 27, 2018

Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) is urging its members to contact their congressional representatives to vote against the latest version of the FAA Reauthorization Bill of 2018. According to the AMA, the bill includes adjustments to Section 336 (the Special Rule for Model Aircraft) that will create burdensome restrictions on the use of model aircraft. The Senate will be voting on the bill this week.

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Academy of Model Aeronautics Stories September 13, 2018

The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) has sent out a warning to all their members, urging all UAS operators or drone pilots not to fly before, during and after Hurrican Florence as it will interfere with emergency response and relief efforts.

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Academy of Model Aeronautics Stories April 28, 2018

In reaction to the five-year Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill that was approved in the House yesterday, the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) has issued a press release, stating their concern “about the inclusion of alternative language relating to Section 336 that, while perhaps well-intentioned, places an extreme burden on the FAA, an agency already underfunded and understaffed,” and “this alternative language creates further ambiguity for the recreational community.” Reads all the details in their press release below.

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Academy of Model Aeronautics Stories November 11, 2017

Non-commercial or hobbyist drone pilots would be required to register their drones (again) in a government registration system as part of a defense policy bill agreed to by House and Senate negotiators. This measure would reinforce the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) ability to regulate the booming world of consumers drones and is part of the National Defense Authorization Act for 2018, a bipartisan compromise that will likely be passed by both chambers.

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