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  • Senators Todd Young and Mike Braun Write Letter to the Office of Management and Budget November 20, 2020
    AMA would like to thank Senators Todd Young and Mike Braun for issuing a letter advocating on behalf of the model aircraft community to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in response to the FAA’s proposed rule on Remote ID. The letter, issued on November 19, 2020, advocated for the OMB to consider operating […]
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  • FAA One Step Closer to Finalizing Advisory Circular 91-57C November 13, 2020
    Advisory Circular (AC) 91-57C is currently under review for final sign-off by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). AC 91-57C includes a process for community-based organization (CBO) recognition, information regarding the upcoming knowledge and safety test, and possibly night flying in controlled airspace. For more information about the knowledge and safety test, read our […]
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  • Drone Safety Awareness Week November 5, 2020
    On November 16-22, 2020, AMA will participate in the FAA’s Drone Safety Awareness Week. Drone Safety Awareness Week will engage UAS users and other stakeholders to help educate the public about drone operations and safety. AMA has scheduled events during the week for our clubs and the public to attend virtually. After each event, a […]
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  • Safety and Knowledge Test November 2, 2020
    On October 5, 2018, the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 was signed into law. It included a requirement for all recreational UAS users to pass a safety and knowledge test in order to operate a recreational model aircraft within the National Airspace System (NAS). AMA has worked closely with the FAA to ensure that this […]
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  • AMA Meets with the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs October 27, 2020
    On October 22, 2020, AMA met with the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) to discuss the FAA’s proposed rule on Remote ID. OIRA is a statutory part of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), which is an Executive Office of the President. AMA’s Government Affairs Director, Tyler Dobbs, began the conversation by […]
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  • AMA Leads FAA Drone Advisory Committee Sub-Group October 22, 2020
    In February 2020, the FAA asked the Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) for ways to help the drone community to fully adopt the safety culture that is ingrained in manned aviation. In response, the DAC formed four subgroups to provide recommendations for manned operators, recreational UAS operators, small commercial UAS operators, and large commercial UAS operators. […]
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  • AMA Government Affairs Fall 2020 Update October 9, 2020
    The AMA Government Affairs team continues advocating for a commonsense solution to Remote ID. The most recent effort AMA organized was a joint industry letter with EAA, AOPA, and Google’s sister company, Wing, urging the FAA to make essential changes to the proposed rule for Remote ID. The joint industry letter can be read here. […]
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  • Flying In Controlled Airspace October 6, 2020
    For those flying anywhere within controlled airspace other than at a fixed flying site with a letter of agreement (LOA), you must use LAANC, the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC). LAANC allows you to quickly apply for and receive approval from the FAA to fly outside of an AMA club’s fixed flying site […]
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  • Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs) and NOTAMS September 28, 2020
    A Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) is a type of Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) issued by the FAA that defines an area with restricted air travel because of hazardous conditions, special events, space operations, security, and VIP travel. AMA pays particular attention to VIP travel TFRs. Whenever the US president or vice president travels, AMA posts […]
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  • AMA Meets With White House to Discuss Remote ID and Foreign-Made UAS September 13, 2020
    AMA recently met with the White House National Economic Council regarding a proposed executive order on foreign-made UAS and the FAA’s proposed rule on Remote ID.  The proposed executive order that has been drafted by President Trump’s administration, if signed, would ban the federal government’s use of foreign-made UAS, including model aircraft. The executive order would bar federal […]
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