FAA Authorization Extended to September 30, 2018

The AMA Government Affairs team has worked diligently with Congress to ensure our hobby is protected in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization legislation. On March 23, President Trump signed the omnibus spending bill into law, which includes a six-month extension of FAA authorization, funding the FAA through September 30, 2018. This extension means the Special Rule for Model Aircraft (Section 336) will remain intact and our members can continue to fly under AMA’s set of community-based safety guidelines, as we have for many decades.

While this legislation provides short-term clarity for our members, we need long-lasting certainty for our hobby. Over the next six months, we will continue to work with Congress on a long-term reauthorization bill that will strengthen the Special Rule for Model Aircraft and affirm the role of community-based organizations like AMA in educating and supporting hobbyists.

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


AMA Government Affairs Team