In times of trouble, our members stand up for model aviation
To: The Members of the Academy of Model Aeronautics
The comment period for submitting responses to the FAA’s Interpretive Rule concerning the Special Rule for Model Aircraft ends today, September 23, 2014. I’d like to thank each and every one of you who submitted comments. Your voice was an essential addition to the more than 30,000 others who also weighed in on this important issue.
The AMA submitted its formal comments on September 22, 2014. They are included here for your review.
This is but one step in what will likely be a protracted effort to address the unnecessary and stifling restrictions that model aviation may face should the interpretive rule stand.
I would also like to thank those of you who have supported AMA’s government advocacy work with your generous financial contributions. Since the FAA’s sUAS regulatory process began in 2008, AMA has invested more than $1 million to keep aeromodelers free from onerous rules and regulations that would negatively impact what we do as model aviation enthusiasts. The road forward will be long, and the effort expensive.
For those who have not yet donated, please consider doing so by visiting the AMA Foundation website, or by mailing your donation to AMA Foundation, 5161 E. Memorial Dr., Muncie, IN 47302. Please write “Government Advocacy” on the memo line of your check.
Thank you for your help. While there are challenges in front of us, together we can make a positive difference.