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 on your behalf to continue enjoying the hobby as we have since 1936.
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 Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST), 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.
If you are not an AMA member, find out more about how to become one at https://www.modelaircraft.org/membership/enroll