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 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. 

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  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.

    1. No, you are not in the minority. The majority of Americans are tired of Government finding yet another reason to hire more and more people at pretty nice wages for the benefit of, NOTHING.

  2. I am available to give anyone a solid 30 minutes of RC flying experience at your convenience.
    All you have to do is show me your AMA membership card and have the time or your life flying my LT-40. There is no charge and I have a beautiful and large flying site
    The safest RC pilot is a very skilled RC pilot. It doesn’t matter if you can afford the hobby or not.
    If ever you can afford the hobby, at least you will already have the skill.

  3. speaking of regulations. how about a r/c that can support me. is my AMA membership enough
    license to sit in it and fly around with my tx? following of course all regs. on r/c operation. range from receiver is not going to be a problem.

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