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  • How To Get LAANC Authorization August 28, 2019
    Beginning on July 23, 2019, the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability or LAANC became available to recreational UAS operators. LAANC is an important resource for AMA members who wish to fly in controlled airspace near airports. Right now, there are three options available to the public: Airmap, Kittyhawk, and UASidekick. The videos below detail […]
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  • AMA 2019 State-level Legislation Update August 21, 2019
    We are pleased to share an update on AMA’s 2019 government affairs work regarding state-level legislation. While many of you are aware that AMA is currently working with the FAA to implement new federal regulations, we also continue to track, categorize, and engage countless problematic bills across the US. Many of the state legislative sessions have come to an […]
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  • AMA Government Relations Update 8/1/19 August 1, 2019
    Government Affairs Director, Tyler Dobbs, sat down with Matt Ruddick to give an update on his recent trip to Capitol Hill and what’s coming on the horizon for the AMA’s lobbying efforts.
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  • LAANC Available to Recreational UAS Users July 23, 2019
    On July 23, the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) became available to recreational UAS operators. LAANC is an important resource for AMA members who wish to fly in controlled airspace near airports. We are writing to provide you with information about LAANC, including an overview of the various service providers you can choose […]
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  • AMA Government Relations Update July 1st, 2019 July 1, 2019
    Staff and members of the Executive Council recently visited Washington D.C. to support recreational model flying and advocate on behalf of the AMA membership. While much misinformation remains around the current state of affairs between AMA and the FAA, Tyler Dobbs sat down with Matt Ruddick to talk about the trip and where we stand […]
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  • Executive Council and Government Affairs team meets with legislators June 28, 2019
    Earlier this week, the AMA Executive Council and the Government Affairs team took a trip to Washington, D.C. to advocate for our hobby. We had many productive and encouraging meetings with leaders at the FAA, members of Congress and several of our allies in the aviation community. Throughout these meetings, we continued to emphasize AMA’s […]
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  • FAA Letter of Agreement Questionnaire Due June 16, 2019 June 12, 2019
    Thank you to the club officers who have already participated in the FAA’s new process to establish letters of agreement between clubs in controlled airspace and Air Traffic Control for flying sites in controlled airspace, as required by the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. In fact, thanks to your support, we have submitted information for […]
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  • FAA Begins Letter of Agreement Process June 6, 2019
    The FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 requires all flying sites within controlled airspace to have a letter of agreement (LOA) with air traffic control (ATC) facilities. AMA is working directly with the FAA to prioritize this work and ensure that you have the protections you need to continue to fly. However, we need some additional information to accomplish this. Recently, emails have been sent to […]
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  • FAA Memorandum for Air Traffic Control Education May 14, 2019
    Recently an FAA Memorandum that addressed altitude and flying restrictions in controlled airspace was circulated around the internet. This memorandum was intended as FAA guidance to educate air traffic control facilities (ATC) on best methods to respond to recreational flyers seeking authorization, not as guidance to recreational operators. Recent legislation under Section 349 (c) states […]
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  • AMA, CTA Lead First Stakeholder Meeting on Recreational UAS Regulations April 26, 2019
    We are pleased to share with you that earlier this week, AMA led the first stakeholder meeting on recreational UAS regulations in conjunction with the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). In the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, Congress directed the FAA to work with industry stakeholders to implement the new provisions. This week’s meeting was an important […]
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