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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 Part 101 had been outdated since Public Law 115-254, FAA Reauthorization, was passed in October 2018.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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