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  • AMA Continues Work to Reduce Restrictions March 24, 2023
    FAA Reauthorization takes place later this year and our team is focused on meeting with congressional offices to share about our hobby, discuss why current restrictions are not working for our community, and to provide suggested solutions. FAA Reauthorization is our opportunity to change current legislation, which means this is […]
    Chrystal Pearson
  • AMA Supports H.R. 6841 – Minorities in Aviation Act March 22, 2023
    The Congressional Black Caucus and the Congressional office of Representative Henry “Hank” Johnson from Georgia’s 4th Congressional District recently reached out asking for AMA’s support of H.R. 6841, the Minorities in Aviation Education Act, which establishes grants to increase the exposure of students who are underrepresented in aviation. AMA believes […]
    Holly Silvers
  • AMA in Attendance at Urbana, OH Swap Meet March 20, 2023
    On March 18, 2023, the Mad River Flying Association of Urbana, Ohio, hosted their annual swap meeting. This year, AMA District III Vice President Mark Radcliff, hosted a membership meeting during the event. In attendance was AMA’s Senior Director of Government Affairs Tyler Dobbs, who updated attendees regarding night operations […]
    Holly Silvers
  • Congressman States that Model Aviation Rules Need Recalibrated March 14, 2023
    On March 9, 2023, the House Aviation Subcommittee hosted a congressional hearing on general aviation issues for the upcoming FAA Reauthorization. Congressman Rudy Yakym, the vice chairman of the House Aviation Subcommittee, worked with AMA regarding his question to the panel. Link to video timestamp: We appreciate Congressman Yakym’s […]
    Holly Silvers
  • AMA Sanctioned Events Approved for Higher Altitudes March 8, 2023
    AMA is happy to share that we have finalized a process with the FAA to provide higher altitudes for AMA sanctioned events in uncontrolled airspace. Effective immediately, the AMA sanctioning process will now include an assessment for operations to be approved up to 700 or 1,200 feet above ground level. […]
    Holly Silvers
  • Remote ID and the FRIA Application Process February 23, 2023
    As most know, compliance with the Remote ID rule will be required beginning in September 2023. In anticipation of the requirement, AMA has begun requesting FAA-Recognized Identification Areas (FRIA) on behalf of our chartered clubs. We ask that those who have submitted their club’s FRIA questionnaire to AMA to please […]
    AMA staff
  • Getting Started in the Hobby February 15, 2023
    If you are new to the hobby, or are simply unsure of the requirements you must meet before flying your model aircraft, this guide will help you understand everything you need to know. AMA members operate under the Exception for Limited Recreational Operations of Unmanned Aircraft (USC 44809). This guide […]
    Holly Silvers
  • 2022 Government Affairs Report January 11, 2023
    The Academy of Model Aeronautics continues to promote, protect, and preserve model aviation. See a brief summary of these efforts in the 2022 AMA Government Affairs Report. To remain current with the most recent government-related news, regularly visit the AMA Government Affairs blog. If you have any further questions or concerns, contact […]
    Holly Silvers
  • AMA recognized as the first official CBO November 16, 2022
    The FAA has officially recognized the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) as a Community-Based Organization (CBO) as of November 15, 2022. CBO recognition is important for many reasons. This validates and gives credibility to our safety program among stakeholders and regulators.  Although AMA has been shaping regulations for decades, legislation […]
    Holly Silvers
  • AMA Awaits CBO Recognition October 31, 2022
    On October 24, 2022, the FAA published Advisory Circular (AC) 91-57C, which outlines the requirements for community-based organization (CBO) recognition, as well as AC 89-3, which outlines the FAA-Recognized Identification Area (FRIA) application process. In addition to the release of the Advisory Circulars, the FAA also opened the online application […]
    Holly Silvers
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