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Template Comment on UAS Remote ID

Template Comment on UAS Remote ID I am writing in response to the FAA’s notice of proposed rulemaking on remote identification of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). I am deeply concerned that some elements of the proposal could impose significant costs on the model aviation community and unnecessarily restrict existing, safe […]

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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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Approval for flights over 400′ at AMA Fixed Sites

At the beginning of December, AMA participated in a safety risk management (SRM) panel at the national level, in Washington, DC, with the FAA and other stakeholders to address the 400’ altitude issue in controlled airspace. As a result of the national SRM panel, the FAA selected four AMA clubs […]

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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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Government Affairs Update, March 20, 2019

Federal Issues Earlier this month, the AMA Government Affairs team met with Congressional members and staff from Indiana, Texas, Alaska, Louisiana, Virginia, Oregon, Massachusetts, Arizona, Missouri, and Washington.  We also had meetings with the House Transportation Committee, Senate Commerce Committee, the FAA, and various media outlets who wanted to sit […]

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