AMA Secures Higher Altitudes for Sanctioned Events

AMA is happy to share that we have signed a new Letter of Agreement with the FAA to continue to provide higher altitudes for AMA sanctioned events in uncontrolled (Class G) airspace for 2024. The AMA event sanctioning process currently includes an assessment for operations to be approved up to 700 or 1,200 feet above ground level. Learn more about this process here.

Although this is good news, AMA hopes that an event waiver will no longer be needed when Congress passes the 2024 FAA Reauthorization Bill. AMA is working with Congress to include a process to fly at higher altitudes in Class G airspace for day-to-day operations as well. In the meantime, 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 and to reduce other burdens that have been placed on our hobby.

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