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  • 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.  
  • AMA Government Advocacy Coalition February 6, 2020
    A new coalition has launched to protect the model aviation hobby industry, starting with the fight for a better rule on remote identification of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The coalition includes aviation associations, hobby shops and manufacturers. As a united front and voice, the AMA Coalition has been sharing their concerns regarding the proposed rules on […]
  • FAA Denies Request for Remote ID NPRM Extension January 29, 2020
    Earlier this month, AMA, the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) and several other groups requested that the FAA extend the official comment period on the proposed rule for remote identification of UAS (remote ID). We were informed today that the FAA has declined this request. The comment period will end on March 2, 2020. Fighting for […]
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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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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, […]
  • 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 […]