Risk-Based Approach for Recreational Regulations Essential in Upcoming FAA Reauthorization

Today, AMA president Rich Hanson sent letters to  the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate, requesting they consider a risk-based approach to regulating recreational unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). This would ensure the safe integration of UAS into the nation’s airspace while continuing to allow responsible model aircraft operators to fly safely.

It is still uncertain if Congress will pass an FAA Authorization bill by the September 30 deadline, but legislators have begun work to resolve some of the issues surrounding the Special Rule for Model Aircraft (Section 336), which may include remote ID requirements on some aircraft. Watch our latest congressional update for Section 336 in this video from Interim Executive Director, Chad Budreau.

We may be asking all of our members to email legislators soon, but at this time, we would like to encourage our members to call your legislators and share your love of the hobby. You can use this campaign to find the phone numbers of your senators and representatives and talking points for your conversation. We appreciate your assistance in these efforts and all of your support for model aviation.  Please monitor AMA social media and modelaircraft.org for updates.

Best Regards,
AMA Government Affairs