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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 […]
    AMA staff
  • 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 […]
    Angela
  • 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 […]
    Angela
  • Letters of Agreement Between Clubs and Air Traffic Control April 25, 2019
    In the near future, hobbyists and drone operators will no longer have to notify every airport within a five mile radius before an operation.  When this provision is removed, it will be replaced by a new requirement that operators in controlled airspace will be required to seek authorization from towered airports, unless flying from a […]
    Angela
  • Utah Legislature Passes Resolution in Support of “Know Before You Fly” April 11, 2019
    SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Know Before You Fly, an initiative to promote the safe and responsible use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), praises passage by the Utah Legislature of SJR 20, which recognizes the campaign as an official source of safety information for UAS operators in the Beehive State. The joint resolution, sponsored by […]
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  • Farmers Insurance Commmercial April 1, 2019
    Recently Farmers Insurance Group aired a commercial which highlighted a drone crashing into a windshield of a moving vehicle.  While AMA appreciates that Farmers Insurance commercials typically focus on unusual accidents outside of the norm, we did take issue with the negative attention this gives our hobby.  Companies and organizations are free market how they […]
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  • FAA seeks comments on Safe & Secure Operations of UAS March 28, 2019
    Model aviation needs your help to ensure future regulations do not place unnecessary burdens on our community.  Last month, the FAA issued an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) regarding the safe and secure operations of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). In this ANPRM, the FAA is currently seeking comments on potential new rulemaking for operational […]
    Angela