FAA Reauthorization Extension through March 2018

The AMA Government Relations team has been working diligently with Congress to ensure our hobby is protected in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization legislation. Last night, the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives passed a six-month extension of the FAA’s current authorization.

The new FAA extension provides continuity for the aviation community, including model aircraft. This extension means the Special Rule for Model Aircraft will remain in place and our members can continue to fly under AMA’s set of community-based safety guidelines, as we have for many decades.

However, we still believe a longer-term reauthorization of the FAA is needed. That’s why we look forward to working with Congress on a full FAA reauthorization bill that strengthens the Special Rule for Model Aircraft and affirms the role of community-based organizations like AMA in educating and managing hobbyists.

As always, the most current information about our government relations efforts is available on our website www.modelaircraft.org/gov.


AMA Government Relations