Category: Member Feedback

Model Aviation Enthusiasts Advocate Against Remote ID

Thank you to everyone who has stood up for the preservation of model aviation by providing comments on the FAA’s Proposed Rule for Remote ID. Every comment matters! We also express extreme gratitude to everyone who has gone above and beyond to comment multiple times, encourage friends and family to comment, and even produce media content explaining just how […]

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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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Your questions answered-The 400 foot limit for model aircraft.

In the interview with Deputy Director John McGraw, Mr. McGraw seemed to have very little to say about the aeromodeling exemption in the FAA reauthorization bill. He also made a worrisome comment about a 400 foot limit for models. Rich Hanson, leader of the AMA Government and Regulatory Affairs: There […]

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Your Questions Answered – Rules for those not operating within a ‘Community-Based’ program

Your questions answered- Many non-AMA members fly at sites other than established model aviation fields (ie: AMA clubs). How will this impact the new regulations and how will the new role for AMA address this? Rich Hanson, leader of the AMA Government and Regulatory Affairs: We won’t know for sure […]

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Your questions answered-What is a “nationwide community-based organization?”

The Academy of Aeronautics Government Relations team would like to thank everyone who has visited our blog, asked questions and kept an eye on the current situation with the NPRM and proposed rules that could affect aeromodelers. In a recent blog post, “President signs FAA bill, includes protection for model […]

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President signs FAA bill, includes protection for model aviation

February 2012, Congress passed the first FAA Reauthorization bill in more than four years. The Bill included a special provision for model aircraft protecting it from FAA regulations. Signed February 14, 2012 by President Obama, the special provision in the Bill recognizes community-based safety programming as an effective means of managing […]

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