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FAA 14 CFR Update

On December 10, 2020, the FAA officially removed 14 CFR part 101, subpart E, the Special Rule for Model Aircraft. Part 101 had been outdated since Public Law 115-254, FAA Reauthorization, was passed in October 2018. The removal of part 101 reflects changes that were already made through legislation in […]

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AMA Meets With White House to Discuss Remote ID and Foreign-Made UAS

AMA recently met with the White House National Economic Council regarding a proposed executive order on foreign-made UAS and the FAA’s proposed rule on Remote ID.  The proposed executive order that has been drafted by President Trump’s administration, if signed, would ban the federal government’s use of foreign-made UAS, including model aircraft. The […]

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AMA, AOPA, EAA and Google’s sister company, Wing, urge FAA to Make Essential Changes to Remote ID Rule

The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) joined with the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), and the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), and Google’s sister company, Wing, to send a letter today urging the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to make essential changes to the proposed rule for Remote Identification (remote ID) […]

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Airspace Classification

There are two broad classifications of airspace: controlled and uncontrolled. Class A, B, C, D, and E are categorized as controlled airspace. Class G is uncontrolled airspace. Class G airspace extends from the surface to the base of the overlying Class E airspace. New recreational UAS operating requirements state that to operate in controlled […]

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AMA Communication Efforts with the FAA

In order to maintain an open communication flow between AMA and various departments within the FAA, the AMA Government Affairs team meets regularly with the FAA. We have daily contact with the FAA and a weekly scheduled teleconference that involves leadership from multiple departments. The call involves representatives from Flight Standards, the Air Traffic Organization, the Integration Office, the UAS Policy Team, and others.   […]

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FAA Registration 101

FAA Registration is required for all recreational flyers. To register with the FAA, visit the FAADroneZone. Recreational operators can use the same registration number for all their UAS which includes model aircraft. FAA Registration for recreational flyers is $5 for a 3-year term from the day you originally registered. The National Defense Authorization Act of 2018 restored the FAA’s registration rule with […]

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