The week of January 13, the Government Affairs team traveled to Washington, DC to address AMA’s concerns with the proposed Remote ID rule. AMA met with multiple congressional offices to discuss the impact the proposed rule would have on all aspects of the hobby. We were able to share our community’s concerns regarding the NPRM and gained support from many on Capitol Hill. Many members of Congress have agreed to contact the FAA regarding our concerns. Furthermore, there are many stakeholders within the industry that are equally concerned with the Remote ID NPRM, and AMA is working with those organizations to show a united front against the proposal. AMA wants to come together as an industry to find a solution to Remote ID that promotes compliance from recreational users, one that makes sense and is not overly burdensome for users. Soon, we will be asking members to contact their senators and representative.
Additionally, AMA attended a meeting with the FAA and the 11 other organizations that were selected to make recommendations for the upcoming recreational knowledge and safety test. We learned that many of the elements we advocated for regarding the recreational knowledge and safety test were accepted. AMA is working to find the best solution to provide the test to our members while ensuring a sensible approach and privacy concerns are addressed. The test is expected to be rolled out sometime in 2020.
Please contact our government affairs team at 765-287-1256 ext 236 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional questions or concerns. The latest information can be found at www.modelaircraft.org/gov, Model Aviation, and on social media.