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  • AMA and EAA Advocacy Forum July 30, 2021
    AMA Government Affairs Director Tyler Dobbs traveled to EAA’s AirVenture 2021 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin where he gave a presentation alongside EAA’s Government Advocacy Specialist, Lily Johnson. The presentation covered several topics, such as AMA and EAA’s participation in the Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) and the Unmanned Aircraft Safety Team (UAST). […]
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  • AMA Meets with Congressional Offices for TFR Waivers July 29, 2021
    AMA has met with seven congressional offices throughout the past couple of weeks, with more meetings planned in the coming days. Discussed during each meeting was the waiver process request for AMA clubs with flying fields that fall within the parameters of the Presidential Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs) for Wilmington […]
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  • FAA Releases Draft AC 91-57C July 15, 2021
    The FAA recently released Advisory Circular (AC) 91-57C, which will soon replace the current version, AC 91-57B. The updates to the new AC are centered around the recognition of community-based organizations (CBOs), a process that AMA worked with Congress to establish in 2018. This CBO recognition will allow AMA to […]
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  • TRUST Is Free to Take for Everyone June 30, 2021
    On June 22, 2021, the AMA was approved to administer The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST) and began offering TRUST to the entire community of model aviation enthusiasts. TRUST is free to take for everyone, so be cautious of any site that has a fee associated with taking TRUST.  Additionally, […]
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  • Update to FAA Drone Zone Registration and Renewal Process May 11, 2021
    The FAA has updated the Drone Zone website to be compliant with Remote ID, a step that recreational users are not required to comply with until September of 2023.
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  • AMA Meets with the Office of Management and Budget May 7, 2021
    AMA recently met with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), an agency within the White House that assists the President in meeting policy, budget, management, and regulatory objectives, to discuss the importance of Advisory Circular (AC) 91-57C and its release.
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  • Academy of Model Aeronautics and UASidekick Partner to Provide Free LAANC Flight Planning Software to AMA Members May 4, 2021
    The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) and UASidekick announced a new partnership today to disseminate free recreational Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) flight planning to nearly 175,000 UAS hobbyists who are members of AMA.
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  • AMA Meets with Congressional Committees on Behalf of Model Aircraft Community April 22, 2021
    AMA continues to meet with congressional committees to advocate on behalf of the model aircraft community. Recently, AMA had meetings with the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, the Senate Commerce Committee, and the Chair of the Subcommittee on Aviation and Space, Senator Kyrsten Sinema. These meetings included updates on the […]
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  • Behind the Scenes of the Government Affairs Department March 30, 2021
    AMA is committed to consistently advocating for the model aircraft community. In addition to working with the FAA and Congress, the Government Affairs department focuses on a number of other tasks. AMA works with the FAA daily on a host of issues, including securing Letters of Agreement for AMA clubs […]
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  • Representative John Cyrier Proposes New Bill in Texas March 26, 2021
    On March 9, 2021, Representative John Cyrier (R-Texas) introduced House Bill No. 3403. The bill proposes that it be a criminal offense to fly any unmanned aircraft outside of the direct line of sight of the operator, above unauthorized private property, attempts to set altitude restrictions, and imposes a fee […]
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