The AMA posted on the AMA website its revised policies for R/C model aircraft operations utilizing First Person View (FPV) systems (AMA document # 550) and Failsafe, Stabilization and Autopilot Systems (AMA document #560) on November 2, 2012.
After a two month review by aeromodeling stakeholders, including members of the AMA and FPV community, the AMA Advanced Flight Systems Committee responded to questions for additional clarification for some operational statements within the documents. As a result of this collaboration several items within AMA documents #550 and #560 were revised on 01/14/2013 and the updated documents have been posted in the AMA website Document section titled “Advanced Flight Systems”.
The committee appreciates those FPV enthusiasts and stakeholders who offered suggestions for operational changes to enhance the documents and improve clarity.
The AMA recognizes the importance of providing relevant and up-to-date operational policies and guidelines enabling members to utilize and participate in new aeromodeling technologies and disciplines. The AFS committee welcomes continued collaboration with aeromodeling stakeholders in efforts to improve the quality of AMA’s safety programing.
Andy Argenio AMA Chairman
Advanced Flight Systems Committee