Category: Drone

AMA Government Affairs Update 5/22/2020

The AMA Government Affairs team continues to work with Congress and the FAA despite the ongoing pandemic.We have been able to conduct telephone meetings and participate in virtual video conferencing in order to continue our efforts to advocate for the hobby. In the past few weeks, we have seen developments […]

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AMA Government Advocacy Coalition

A new coalition has launched to protect the model aviation hobby industry, starting with the fight for a better rule on remote identification of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The coalition includes aviation associations, hobby shops and manufacturers. As a united front and voice, the AMA Coalition has been sharing their concerns […]

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Government Affairs Update 1/20/2020

The week of January 13, the Government Affairs team traveled to Washington, DC to address AMA’s concerns with the proposed Remote ID rule. AMA met with multiple congressional offices to discuss the impact the proposed rule would have on all aspects of the hobby. We were able to share our community’s concerns regarding […]

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AMA Update on FAA Remote ID Proposal

Dear members, The FAA released its proposed rule on remote identification (remote ID) on December 26, 2019.  AMA has been advocating for our hobby throughout the remote ID rule process to include voting privileges as a member of the Remote ID Aviation Rulemaking Committee.  We are reviewing this notice of […]

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AMA Meets with FAA Deputy Administrator Dan Elwell

Last week, the AMA Government Affairs team had a promising meeting with FAA Deputy Administrator Dan Elwell to discuss the new regulations on recreational UAS that are negatively impacting the model aviation hobby. This meeting was an important milestone in our work to protect AMA members and model aviation as […]

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Recreational Knowledge and Safety Test Update

The FAA announced on Monday, Dec. 9 that they have selected 12 organizations, including AMA, to make recommendations for the administration of the upcoming recreational knowledge and safety test. In September, AMA submitted a request for information (RFI) to show interest in becoming an administrator of the test. The knowledge […]

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