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  • Club Resources for Remote ID March 2, 2021
    Many clubs have been hosting meetings to update their members on the new rule for Remote ID. AMA has several resources for clubs and members to reference for Remote ID that will hopefully make the upcoming requirements easier to understand. Here is a PowerPoint presentation that details the new rule, including the three ways to […]
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  • The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST) FAQ February 24, 2021
    On February 22, 2021, the FAA released information regarding the next step of implementation of the Recreational Knowledge and Safety Test. This step includes the application process for organizations interested in serving as test administrators for The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST). See below for FAQs regarding the test: Q: What is “TRUST”?A: “TRUST” stands […]
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  • FAA Seeks TRUST Administrators for Recreational Safety Test February 22, 2021
    Today, the FAA released information regarding the next step of implementation of the Recreational Knowledge and Safety Test. This step includes the application process for organizations interested in serving as test administrators for The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST). AMA is currently evaluating this information and will continue to provide updates when available. On October […]
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  • Share Our Field February 18, 2021
    When the President of the United States travels, the FAA and United States Secret Service issue a Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR), preventing the flying of any full-scale aircraft, model airplane, or drone inside a 30-nautical-mile (NM) radius of the President. As a result, whenever President Joe Biden travels to his home in Wilmington, Delaware, or […]
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  • What Is LAANC and How to Use It February 12, 2021
    What Is LAANC? In 2019, the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) became available to recreational UAS operators. LAANC is an automated service for which to apply and quickly receive approval from the FAA to fly outside of AMA club locations while in controlled airspace. All model aircraft and drone operations within controlled airspace […]
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  • AMA Signs MOU with AFJROTC February 8, 2021
    On December 23, 2020, AMA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Air Force Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (AFJROTC). The MOU outlines several collaborative efforts between AMA and the AFJROTC involving youth programs and curriculum. AMA has previously worked with the AFJROTC and is happy to build upon that relationship. Currently, AMA is […]
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  • 2021 Government Advocacy Updates January 27, 2021
    On November 13, 2020, AMA reported that Advisory Circular (AC) 91-57C was under review for final sign-off by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Because of required revisions and reviews, AC 91-57C is likely delayed until President Biden fills key agency positions within the FAA and the Department of Transportation (DOT). AC 91-57C contains […]
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  • AMA Receives Indiana Society of Association Executives STAR Award January 21, 2021
    The Academy of Model Aeronautics was selected as the recipient for the 2020 Indiana Society of Association Executives (ISAE) Outstanding Government Affairs Program STAR Award for our work on Remote ID. AMA is honored to have received this award and be recognized for the effort put into helping shape the final rule. AMA is proud […]
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  • OMB Releases Remote ID Meeting Summaries January 20, 2021
    On October 22, 2020, AMA staff met with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to discuss concerns with the FAA’s proposed rule on Remote ID. At that time, the proposed rule was with the OMB, typically the last step before a final rule is published. The summary of this meeting was posted to Regulations.gov […]
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  • 2020 Government Affairs Report January 18, 2021
    In 2020, the Government Affairs team continued working to promote, protect, and preserve model aviation. AMA worked closely with the FAA, Congress, security agencies, and industry stakeholders to obtain letters of agreement for AMA club flying sites, to help shape the FAA Remote ID Final Rule, and to create the upcoming recreational knowledge and safety […]
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