AMA President Promotes Drone Safety During Speaking Tour in Virginia

Recently, AMA partnered with the Virginia Department of Aviation (DOAV), the Aircraft Owners and Pilot Association (AOPA) and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) to host a series of safety seminars across Virginia.

As a part of these events, AMA President Rich Hanson spoke about how to safely integrate drones into the skies surrounding airports. Speakers discussed what constitutes legal and safe flight near airports, as well as how to contact airports, air traffic control and law enforcement. Rich also reiterated AMA’s community-based safety guidelines and best practices for flying near airports.

The Federal Aviation Administration estimates that Americans will own over 6 million drones by the end of 2021. As drones become increasingly popular, events like these give AMA another opportunity to share our wealth of experience and decades of safe flying.

We hope to participate in more events like this in the future, where we can share the joy of flying with newcomers and seasoned pilots alike. Read more about one of the events here: Plans discussed to integrate drones into manned airplane & airport airspace