Terry Dunn shares how 2016 is going to be a pivotal year for our hobby in his latest Tested.com article. The current situation is still very fluid as regulations are still being hashed out. The article discusses the community-based organization model, altitude limits, trends in retail, and how some proposed regulations “… potentially scares away people interested in the hobby.” As Dunn suggests, be proactive by monitoring proposed legislation and contact your elected representatives. The AMA is actively involved in the regulation process and may officially mobilize membership in a Congressional letter writing campaign soon.
Read the Tested.com article at https://www.tested.com/tech/566982-rc-flying-and-law-2016/
Tested.com photo and caption: EDUCATING NEW PILOTS IS VITAL TO THE SURVIVAL OF THE HOBBY. IT IS A BURDEN BEST HANDLED AT THE LOCAL LEVEL.