Chris Anderson is the former editor of WIRED magazine and founder of DIY DRONES, co-founder and CEO of 3D robotics. Chris Anderson’s presentation on the main stage at AMA EXPO 2013. SUPPORT AMA learn more about AMA EXPO >Continue reading
The 2013 AMA Expo was held this year, January 11-13, in Ontario, California. Over 100 vendors and manufacturers filled the Ontario Convention Center, showcasing their latest product offerings. The flying area was bustled with activity as sponsored pilots demonstrated products that could safely be enjoyed in the indoor venue. This […]Continue reading
TECHNOLOGY NEWS FROM NPR by JON KALISH At Analy High School in Sebastopol, Calif., three students are taking apart a bicycle that generates electricity. Another student is calibrating a laser cutter. They’re all working in a cavernous building that once held the school’s metal and electronics shop. Let’s just […]Continue reading
AMA Advanced Flight Systems Committee This Committee is charged with analyzing advanced model aircraft flight systems and developing operational procedures to enable AMA members to utilize these systems. For up-dates of AMA policies for utilizing new aeromodeling technologies visit this Blog. NEW AMA Policies for FPV, Failsafe, Stabilization and Autopilot […]Continue reading
The best way to gain this information, Sprague said, is to get involved in hobby flying RC aircraft. Although this hobby “can be addictive and expensive,” it is the best way to quickly educate yourself in the UAV/UAS operations.
Far more than simply building and flying RC vehicles, Sprague advises the seriously-interested officer to join an AMA (Academy of Model Aeronautics) sanctioned RC club. Merely by being at the flying field with other club members, the hobbyist will be surrounded by experienced pilots who have a wealth of knowledge and insight into design and development of unmanned aircraft. There, the new hobbyist will be exposed to safety guidelines, aviation etiquette, and the FAA.Continue reading