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  • AMA Government Affairs Update 4/1/2020 April 1, 2020
    Due to COVID-19, the Government Affairs team is working remotely to continue our advocacy efforts. The safety of our staff, members, and community is AMA’s top priority and unfortunately, COVID-19 has affected certain ongoing projects. The FAA has temporarily put Safety Risk Management (SRM) panels on hold until further notice. However, we are continuing altitude […]
    AMA staff
  • FAA Extends Recreational UAS Registration March 13, 2020
    On March 13, 2020 you may have received an email from the FAA about extending your UAS registration. What does this mean for our members? • For most members, your FAA registration expiration date has been extended to December 12, 2020. • While your registration number hasn’t changed, you will want to print a new […]
  • AMA Government Affairs Update 3/10/20 March 10, 2020
    The government affairs team spent the week of March 2 in Washington, DC, visiting congressional offices and attending meetings regarding remote ID and altitude restrictions. Overall, the congressional offices were receptive to AMA’s concerns, and a number of offices will be sending inquires to address those concerns with the FAA. We talked with Indiana Representative, Greg […]
  • Tyler Dobbs Live From DC March 4, 2020
    The comment period for the FAA’s proposed rule on remote ID has officially closed. AMA’s government affairs team is currently in Washington, DC to attend congressional and industry meetings.
  • Remote ID Comment Period Has Ended. Now What? March 3, 2020
    The official comment period for the FAA’s proposed rule on remote ID has closed and we want to provide an update. First – and most importantly – thank you for your unending support for model aviation and commitment to advocating on behalf of our beloved hobby. Your comments make a difference. In the last several […]
  • AMA Submits Official Comments on Remote ID Proposal February 28, 2020
    AMA has officially submitted its comments on the FAA’s Remote ID proposal, docket ID FAA-2019-1100. The official comment outlines AMA’s concerns with the proposal and gives attainable solutions. AMA understands and supports the overall goal of the NPRM, however, the proposed rule fails to take into account traditional model aircraft and hobbyists. The comment period […]
  • Need help submitting your comment? Follow this step-by-step process. February 27, 2020
    David McCormick of Dave’s R/C Electronics is a member of the AMA Coalition. David has created a step-by-step process to assist in submitting comments to the NPRM, which he is sharing with all modelers on his company website. You can also read his suggestions below. Thank you, David, for creating this resource. Remember: you still […]
    Ashley Rauen
  • Model Aviation Enthusiasts Advocate Against Remote ID February 20, 2020
    Thank you to everyone who has stood up for the preservation of model aviation by providing comments on the FAA’s Proposed Rule for Remote ID. Every comment matters! We also express extreme gratitude to everyone who has gone above and beyond to comment multiple times, encourage friends and family to comment, and even produce media content explaining just how this propose ruled impacts us as […]
    Ashley Rauen
  • Print and Share a Flyer on How to Comment on the Remote ID Proposed Rule February 19, 2020
    Encourage anyone who supports the hobby to comment to the FAA on the proposed rule for Remote ID by downloading and printing a flyer that appears in the March issue of Model Aviation. You can download the flyer by clicking on the image or this link. In December 2019, the FAA released a proposed rule […]
  • AMA Formal Letter to Secretary Elaine Chao February 13, 2020
    AMA has sent U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary, Elaine Chao, a letter to address her recent statement regarding UAS and remote identification. Chao fails to take the modeling community into account in her interview.