The Academy of Aeronautics Government Relations team would like to thank everyone who has visited our blog, asked questions and kept an eye on the current situation with the NPRM and proposed rules that could affect aeromodelers.
In a recent blog post, “President signs FAA bill, includes protection for model aviation” a question was asked regarding the term “nationwide community-based organization, and what the term means in reference to safe flight. This question might be one that many of you have, because the new FAA Reauthorization Bill specifically mentions that modelers will operate within this type of organization under the provision.
Rich Hanson, leader of the AMA Government and Regulatory Affairs offers this definition:
Per the Conference Committee’s report-
The term “nationwide community-based organization” is intended to mean a membership based association that represents the aeromodeling community within the United States; provides its members a comprehensive set of safety guidelines that underscores safe aeromodeling operations within the National Airspace System and the protection and safety of the general public on the ground; develops and maintains mutually supportive programming with educational institutions, government entities and other aviation associations; and acts as a liaison with government agencies as an advocate for its members.
To find out more about the FAA Reauthorization Bill see the latest AMA Government Relations media release here.