FAA extends Interpretive Rule comment period

At the request of the AMA, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted a 60-day extension to the public comment period (Docket No. FAA-2014-0396) for FAA’s Interpretation of the Special Rule for Model Aircraft established by Congress as part of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012. The 60-day extension establishes the new deadline for [...]

Family uses drone to help locate man missing for three days, alive

Unmanned Drone

As report by WMTV-15 Madison, WI Posted on Saturday, July 19, 2014 82-year-old Fitchburg man, Guillermo DeVenecia, has been safely found by volunteer searchers. He was found around 1:00 p.m. standing in a bean field near Whalen and Mutchler Roads in Fitchburg. ______________________________________________________ Updated on Monday, July 21, 2014 David Lesh owns a ski and [...]

President Barack Obama to issue executive order on drone privacy

Drone at ICE Show

As reported on Politico.com… It’s not clear when the President will issue the order | AP Photo President Barack Obama plans to issue an executive order to develop privacy guidelines for commercial drones operating in U.S. airspace, POLITICO has learned. The order would put the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, an arm of the Commerce [...]

RFTC: Taking the Ice Water Challenge to Protect FPV and Model Aviation


To donate money to the AMA’s Government Advocacy Program, follow this link: http://bit.ly/1kELA0q Scroll down the page until you find the “Government Advocacy” heading. In this episode, the Roswell Flight Test Crew takes up the Ice Water Challenge to raise money for the Academy of Model Aeronautics in its fight against the FAA’s proposed rules banning FPV [...]

Response swells in final days of FAA drone comment period

Edie Sellers SF Drones Examiner After more than two weeks of barely registering a blip on theFederal Aviation Administration‘s radar, a late wave of interested members of the public have taken to the Internet and weighed in on proposed regulations on domestic use of drones. On June 23, The FAA opened public comment for the interpretation of its Special Rule for [...]

Flite Test Podcast – Brendan Schulman addresses the Interpretive Rule

Flight Test

Flite Test interviews Brendan Schulman regarding FAA’s Interpretive Rule In a recent interview with Flite Test… Brendan Schulman addresses relevant issues and concerns regarding FAA’s interpretation of the Special Rule for Model Aircraft established by Congress in the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012. It’s an hour-long Podcast; nevertheless, Brendan does a great job in [...]

VIDEO RFTC: The AMA’s Government Affairs Director on the FAA’s Proposed New Rules for Model Aviation


In this episode, the Roswell Flight Test Crew talks with Rich Hanson, the Government Affairs Director for the Academy of Model Aviation (AMA). Hanson discusses the Federal Aviation Administration’s proposed Interpretive Rule for model aviation, which would ban FPV flying as well as putting severe new restrictions and requirements on all aspects of the hobby. [...]

Aerial Cinematography Production Conference

Aerial Cinematography Production Conference

If you’re interested in aerial cinematography and want to evolve your knowledge and skills, make sure to check out the Aerial Cinematography Production Conference July 26, 2014,  in Burbank CA. The conference will showcase several talented and accomplished cinematographers, provide behind the scenes information on acquiring content, and Lucien Miller will be on hand to [...]

VIDEO: FAA Seeks to Ban FPV Flying and Limit Model Aviation by Roswell Flight Test Crew

DEADLINE TO COMMENT:  On or before July 25, 2014 To read more about this video, follow this link:http://bit.ly/1xyBGVS How to Respond to the FAA. All AMA members, family and friends need to take action now to let the FAA know that this rule significantly impacts the entire aeromodeling community and that this community is resolute [...]

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