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  • Submit a Formal Comment to the FAA’s Proposed Remote ID Rule January 20, 2020
    On December 26, the FAA released a proposed rule for remote identification of UAS. There are several areas of concern with the proposed rule that AMA will be pushing back on and we need your help advocating for change. We encourage everyone to submit a comment to the FAA’s proposed rule for remote ID. The comment period […]
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  • Government Affairs Update 1/20/2020 January 20, 2020
    The week of January 13, the Government Affairs team traveled to Washington, DC to address AMA’s concerns with the proposed Remote ID rule. AMA met with multiple congressional offices to discuss the impact the proposed rule would have on all aspects of the hobby. We were able to share our community’s concerns regarding the NPRM and gained support from many on Capitol […]
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  • Template Comment on UAS Remote ID January 3, 2020
    Template Comment on UAS Remote ID I am writing in response to the FAA’s notice of proposed rulemaking on remote identification of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). I am deeply concerned that some elements of the proposal could impose significant costs on the model aviation community and unnecessarily restrict existing, safe model aircraft operations. First, while […]
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  • Summary of FAA’s Proposal for Remote Identification of UAS January 2, 2020
    Summary of FAA’s Proposal for Remote Identification of UAS The notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) released on December 26, 2019 suggests three options for compliance with remote identification. The full 319-page rule can be downloaded and read here. Standard Remote ID: This is how many UAS that are not model aircraft would comply with remote […]
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  • AMA Update on FAA Remote ID Proposal December 26, 2019
    Dear members, The FAA released its proposed rule on remote identification (remote ID) on December 26, 2019.  AMA has been advocating for our hobby throughout the remote ID rule process to include voting privileges as a member of the Remote ID Aviation Rulemaking Committee.  We are reviewing this notice of proposed rulemaking on remote ID, […]
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  • Approval for flights over 400′ at AMA Fixed Sites December 23, 2019
    At the beginning of December, AMA participated in a safety risk management (SRM) panel at the national level, in Washington, DC, with the FAA and other stakeholders to address the 400’ altitude issue in controlled airspace. As a result of the national SRM panel, the FAA selected four AMA clubs in controlled airspace to participate […]
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  • AMA Meets with FAA Deputy Administrator Dan Elwell December 18, 2019
    Last week, the AMA Government Affairs team had a promising meeting with FAA Deputy Administrator Dan Elwell to discuss the new regulations on recreational UAS that are negatively impacting the model aviation hobby. This meeting was an important milestone in our work to protect AMA members and model aviation as the agency implements Section 349 […]
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  • Recreational Knowledge and Safety Test Update December 11, 2019
    The FAA announced on Monday, Dec. 9 that they have selected 12 organizations, including AMA, to make recommendations for the administration of the upcoming recreational knowledge and safety test. In September, AMA submitted a request for information (RFI) to show interest in becoming an administrator of the test. The knowledge and safety test is one […]
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  • U.S. Representative Greg Pence and Senator Todd Young Support Model Aviation November 19, 2019
    On Nov. 8, 2019, U.S. Representative Greg Pence and Senator Todd Young sent a letter to the FAA Administrator, Steve Dickson, on behalf of AMA. Representative Pence and Senator Young are supporters of model aviation and wish to help the future of AMA. To view Rep. Pence’s Facebook post, click here.   AMA would like […]
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  • AMA Government Affairs Update 10/9/2019 October 9, 2019
    AMA Government Affairs Director, Tyler Dobbs, sits down to discuss the FAA’s new proposed policy on altitude restrictions and how AMA is fighting back. We urge you to send a letter to your elected representatives in Congress and ask them to contact the FAA concerning this critical issue. Please visit www.modelaircraft.org/higher-flight to contact your representative.   
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