A bill recently introduced in the Washington state legislature addressing privacy and civil liberties concerns with the use of drones died before a vote. While the primary reason given was the lack of time to consider the bill due to more pressing issues, there was significant opposition within the state […]Continue reading
President Bob Brown Represents Model Aeronautics in Washington DC.
This was a busy week for AMA President Bob Brown who spent two days in Washington, DC working on behalf of the AMA membership. On June 26th, Bob represented the AMA at a meeting of all United States Air Sport Organizations (ASOs) under the auspices of the National Aeronautic Association […]Continue reading
Your questions answered-The 400 foot limit for model aircraft.
In the interview with Deputy Director John McGraw, Mr. McGraw seemed to have very little to say about the aeromodeling exemption in the FAA reauthorization bill. He also made a worrisome comment about a 400 foot limit for models. Rich Hanson, leader of the AMA Government and Regulatory Affairs: There […]Continue reading
Your questions answered-What is a “nationwide community-based organization?”
The Academy of Aeronautics Government Relations team would like to thank everyone who has visited our blog, asked questions and kept an eye on the current situation with the NPRM and proposed rules that could affect aeromodelers. In a recent blog post, “President signs FAA bill, includes protection for model […]Continue reading
Your questions answered-The FAA reauthorization bill and five-mile rule
The AMA Government and Regulatory Affairs team has been hard at work to fight for all aeromodelers. We are happy to accept your questions, and have placed top priority on continuing to keep our members in the know when it comes to the NPRM and government actions related to model […]Continue reading
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Most AMA members, and those involved in the aeromodeling hobby know that the FAA has been working on a Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) for small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) for several years. Although the AMA is very committed to continuous safety within the hobby, we are also committed […]Continue reading
Lawmakers Agree on Four-Year FAA Bill
Lawmakers have come to an agreement on the long awaited FAA RE-Authorization Bill. The Bill now moves out of Conference Committee and onto the House and Senate floor for a final vote. Passage of the Bill could come as early as the first of next week. Read the full article […]Continue reading
AMA Works to Amend Reauthorization Bill Providing Relief for Model Aviation from sUAS Rules
Senator James Inhofe, OK, successfully sponsored S.223 in the Senate yesterday with an amendment specifying a “Special Rule For Model Aircraft” that provides an exemption from regulation for model aircraft. Read the latest press release found in our Articles section under the LEARN button at the bottom of the page. We also encourage you to show your support to Senator Inhofe by emailing him directly here on his webform.Continue reading