FRIA Update on the DroneZone

The FAA recently made an update notifying visitors about the application process for FAA-Recognized Identification Areas (FRIAs) on the Drone Zone website.

As you can see in the above image, the FAA has yet to officially release the process for clubs to apply for FRIA status. When the process is released, AMA will notify our members and plans to apply for FRIA status on behalf of our clubs. Be sure to monitor your email, AMA social media, Model Aviation magazine, and our other channels of communication.

Additionally, the address of the website has changed. It is now However, if you use the old, it will still work and you will be redirected to the updated website address.

To remain current with the most recent government-related news, regularly visit the AMA Government Affairs blog. If you have any further questions or concerns, contact the Government Affairs department at (765) 287-1256 or