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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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Remote ID Progress

The AMA Government Affairs team continues to work toward advocating for a more-inclusive solution to Remote ID. AMA has been providing sensible recommendations for the hobbyist community to comply with Remote ID since this process started in 2017. The FAA is currently in the process of reviewing more than 50,000 comments that were submitted to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM). We were […]

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