Month: June 2017

Special Rule for Model Aircraft Looks Favorable in the House, Waiting on Senate.

As you may know, both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate are in the process of revising their own versions of legislation, known as FAA reauthorization, which includes the Special Rule for Model Aircraft. The Special Rule for Model Aircraft allows community-based organizations like the AMA to continue managing our community of hobbyists without […]

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Growing Activity in DC

Last week was another busy week for AMA in Washington, D.C., where the government affairs team has held multiple meetings with members of Congress and other industry stakeholders to discuss FAA reauthorization and other issues. We’ve met with the National Aeronautic Association, National League of Cities, the National Association of Realtors […]

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Drone Federalism Act

As you may know, a bipartisan group of United States Senators has introduced legislation known as the “Drone Federalism Act” that would give state and local governments some authority to restrict drone and model aircraft flights under 200 feet. If enacted, this proposal could make life more complicated for our […]

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