Author: Holly Silvers

The Domestic Counter-Unmanned Aircraft Systems National Action Plan

Recently, the Biden administration released the Domestic Counter-Unmanned Aircraft Systems National Action Plan. This plan seeks to safeguard recreational and commercial UAS use in the national airspace while protecting against nefarious and malicious UAS use by allowing more federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to have enforcement authority over […]

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AMA Participates in FAA/DOT Listening Session

AMA recently participated in an FAA and Department of Transportation (DOT) listening session regarding UAS policy, rulemaking, and implementation. The meeting was hosted by the Association of Uncrewed Vehicles Systems International (AUVSI). Presenters included AMA, AUVSI, Skydio, Wing, Boeing, Amazon, NUAIR, Zipline, Commercial Drone Alliance, and Small UAV Coalition. Attendees […]

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Flying in Controlled vs. Uncontrolled Airspace

For the purpose of recreational UAS operations, airspace can be viewed in two classifications: controlled and uncontrolled. Controlled airspace encompasses different classifications of airspace and defined areas where air traffic control (ATC) services are provided to full-scale aircraft pilots. With proper authorization, recreational UAS operators can fly in the Class […]

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