Author: Mark Benson

Alaska Legislature Recognizes AMA as CBO, Applauds Drone Education Effort

Contact: Allison Bryan (202) 777-3509 ALASKA LEGISLATURE RECOGNIZES AMA AS A COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATION, APPLAUDS DRONE EDUCATION EFFORT MUNCIE, INDIANA – The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), the world’s largest organization representing those who fly model aircraft for recreation and educational purposes, today was recognized by the Alaska State Legislature […]

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FAA’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) COMMENT NOW deadline April 24th

Comments on the proposed sUAS rule can be made by clicking here, or going to and searching for Docket No. FAA-2015-0150; Notice No. 15-01. Read the proposed rule carefully, particularly the sections concerning “model aircraft,” and submit comments on areas where you have a concern as well as thoughtful and productive comments […]

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Wiley Rein: FAA Grounding Commercial UAS on Websites, YouTube

R. Michael Senkowski, Anna M. Gomez, Kathleen A. Kirby, Katy M. Ross and Sara Luxenberg*  March 27, 2015  The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has recently stepped up enforcement efforts against Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) operators engaged in unauthorized “commercial” operations. The FAA’s current regulatory scheme permits hobby and recreational use of UAS but requires commercial […]

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