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  • Club Finder Updated for FRIA-Approved Club Sites October 3, 2023
    Many of our clubs have been granted FRIA (FAA-Recognized Identification Area) status for their club’s flying site. We have updated the club finder on our website to reflect which locations have been granted FRIA status, as well as added an option to search for FRIA-approved clubs within a certain mile […]
    Holly Silvers
  • House Passes Bill Avoiding Government Shutdown October 2, 2023
    On September 30, 2023, the House of Representatives passed HB 335-91, which funds the government for 45 more days. The signing of this bill effectively prevents a government shutdown until November 17, 2023. The bill also extends the FAA’s authorities for another three months, or until December 31, 2023. The […]
    Holly Silvers
  • FAA Extends Remote ID Enforcement Date Six Months September 13, 2023
    As AMA anticipated, the FAA has announced they are extending the Remote ID enforcement date by six months. Radio Controlled Operators now have until March 16, 2024 before they will have to comply with the rule. This extension provides the FAA more time to approve FRIA applications and manufacturers the […]
    Holly Silvers
  • FRIA and Remote ID Update August 29, 2023
    Although the deadline to comply with Remote ID requirements is just days away, there are still hundreds of FAA-Recognized Identification Area (FRIA) applications waiting to be reviewed by the FAA and broadcast modules are backordered and overpriced. This leaves AMA members and hobbyists across the country wondering, “How exactly am […]
    Holly Silvers
  • FAA Reauthorization – What Does It Mean? June 26, 2023
    As we move closer to a new FAA Reauthorization bill, many hobbyists are left wondering what this means for model aircraft operations. Congress authorizes the FAA to create rules, fund and develop initiatives, and implement specific programs. This authorization expires every one to five years and requires Congress to reauthorize […]
    Holly Silvers
  • Stand Up for Model Aviation! June 21, 2023
    Recently the United States House of Representatives and United States Senate both released their draft versions of FAA Reauthorization. In these bills, AMA was successful in securing higher altitudes in uncontrolled airspace, clarifying large model aircraft operations, and providing additional protections for educational UAS operations. However, AMA’s work isn’t done. […]
    AMA staff
  • Congress Releases Draft UAS Legislation June 12, 2023
    Both the House (bill text) and Senate (bill text) have officially released their 2023 FAA Reauthorization bills. Both bills provide solutions to some of the issues that our recreational community currently faces, which are outlined below; however, we will continue to work with members of Congress on amendments that would […]
    Chrystal Pearson
  • AMA Invited to UAS Detection and Mitigation Aviation Rulemaking Committee May 1, 2023
    AMA is honored to have been invited and accepted an invitation to be part of the FAA’s UAS Detection and Mitigation Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC). As a member of the ARC, AMA will help make recommendations to the FAA on how to best integrate counter-UAS technologies across the United States […]
    Holly Silvers
  • Government Team Back on Capitol Hill April 27, 2023
    The AMA Government Affairs team recently spent a week in Washington, D.C., having congressional meetings to discuss 2023 FAA Reauthorization. While on Capitol Hill, the team had the opportunity to sit down with Congressman Rudy Yakym, the Vice Chairman of the House Aviation Subcommittee. The Congressman is an avid supporter […]
    Chrystal Pearson
  • Drone Safety Day Events April 25, 2023
    On April 29, 2023, explore drone safety events in the community and industry during the fifth consecutive Drone Safety Day! Launched in 2019, Drone Safety Day is an annual campaign dedicated to increasing awareness on the importance of practicing safe drone operations. Your passion for ensuring that drone operators can […]
    Holly Silvers
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