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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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FAA Begins Letter of Agreement Process

The FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 requires all flying sites within controlled airspace to have a letter of agreement (LOA) with air traffic control (ATC) facilities. AMA is working directly with the FAA to prioritize this work and ensure that you have the protections you need to continue to fly. However, we need some additional information to accomplish this. Recently, […]

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Farmers Insurance Commmercial

Recently Farmers Insurance Group aired a commercial which highlighted a drone crashing into a windshield of a moving vehicle.  While AMA appreciates that Farmers Insurance commercials typically focus on unusual accidents outside of the norm, we did take issue with the negative attention this gives our hobby.  Companies and organizations […]

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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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