AMA Sanctioned Events Approved for Higher Altitudes

AMA is happy to share that we have finalized a process with the FAA to provide higher altitudes for AMA sanctioned events in uncontrolled airspace. Effective immediately, the AMA sanctioning process will now include an assessment for operations to be approved up to 700 or 1,200 feet above ground level.  

This is just one of many steps in AMA’s strategy to continue securing higher altitudes for our safe operations. AMA has already secured higher altitudes for many of our club flying sites in controlled airspace, in some cases up to 2,000 feet. Our work is not done, AMA will continue to advocate for higher altitudes elsewhere.

To learn more about becoming a Contest Director or Event Manager to sanction an event, please visit You can also contact our Competitions department at (765) 287-1256, ext. 252 or

We also encourage you to read our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about this exciting news!

Thank you for your support as we continue to enjoy this great hobby.