AMA Membership Benefits Spotlight: Advocacy

One of the most important benefits of being an AMA member is having peace of mind in knowing that your Government Affairs team is fighting for your right to fly.

AMA has advocated for the model aircraft community for more than 80 years and is actively involved on many fronts to preserve our hobby. In 2020, model aviation faced many challenges as we addressed an increase in government involvement and the implementation of new operating requirements.

Thanks to the support of our members, AMA was able to help shape the upcoming knowledge and safety test requirement that will be outlined in Advisory Circular 91-57C, assist clubs with obtaining requested altitudes in controlled airspace, give 175,000 members access to Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC), mobilize our community in a record-setting remote ID public comment campaign, and secure educational protections for UAS operations in the National Defense Authorization Act.

We thank you for your continuous support and look forward to the years to come. AMA’s goal isn’t just to restore the status quo—it’s to advocate for the policies that will allow our hobby to grow and thrive and continue to inspire the next generation of aviators, scientists, and dreamers. 

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One comment

  1. I have always enjoyed being a AMA member. I don’t patriciate as much as I would like due to financial situations. Everything has gotten very involved and I’m too old to understand why it all has gotten to complicated. I was very happy flying and building my simple aircraft. I wish there were a way to return to those good old days. I am probably in the minority group.

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