Flying models is so much more than a fun activity – it’s a vital STEM opportunity!

Do you work with our youth to provide STEM education through aviation? If so, we need your help!

Currently, educators can use drones and model aircraft to teach STEM under Section 336 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012, also known as the Special Rule for Model Aircraft. This provision is critical for youth education because the only other way to legally fly is under the Small UAS Rule, which requires pilots to be at least 16 years old. Obviously, this does not work for young people.

There have been appeals from some groups to repeal Section 336, which would take away one of the most effective tools available for STEM education today – drones and model aircraft. Without Section 336, educators would need to obtain a Part 107 Remote Pilot’s Certificate and students would be unable to fly.

We need your assistance reaching out to Congress to stress the importance of model aviation to STEM curriculum. Follow the link below to send an email to Congress. You can either send the form email or edit with your own words to personalize why education through aviation is important to you.

Click here to contact Congress!

We appreciate all of your support of the AMA and our youth! We strongly urge you to help us protect Section 336 and allow educators to continue teaching STEM with the best tools and latest technology available today.

Thank you for providing our youth with a valuable STEM education!