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  • HR 5315-Drone Infrastructure Inspection Grant Act September 15, 2022
    The House of Representatives recently passed HR 5315, the Drone Infrastructure Inspection Grant Act. The bill passed out of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in May with a 54-4 vote, before being sent to a full House vote on September 14, 2022. It is not clear if the Senate […]
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  • AC 91-57C and FRIA Application Process September 9, 2022
    AMA is expecting the FAA to release Advisory Circular (AC) 91-57C and open an online portal to apply for FRIA (FAA-recognized identification area) status very soon. AMA is asking all of our clubs to standby while we review the AC and FRIA process and wait for instructions on next steps. […]
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  • AMA Attends Carl Hopkins Aviation Expo in West Virginia August 22, 2022
    Last Week, Tyler Dobbs, the Senior Director of Government Affairs at AMA, attended the Carl Hopkins Aviation Expo in Bridgeport, West Virginia along with AMA’s District III VP, Mark Radcliff. Also in attendance at the Expo was a member of West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin’s congressional staff, who  spent the […]
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  • AirMap LAANC Services Temporarily Suspended August 17, 2022
    The FAA has informed us that AirMap, a Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) service supplier, has temporarily suspended its LAANC services. When applying for airspace authorization with AirMap via its app or desktop website, it will appear as though the authorization process is working, but you will receive […]
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  • EAA AirVenture 2022 August 12, 2022
    Each year the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) hosts the mother of all airshows in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The show brings in over half a million EAA members and aviation enthusiasts from nearly 100 countries to what is known as EAA AirVenture at Wittman Regional Airport. More than 10,000 aircraft come flying […]
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  • FAA Publishes MOC for Remote ID August 11, 2022
    On August 11, 2022, the FAA published to the Federal Register the Accepted Means of Compliance; Remote Identification of Unmanned Aircraft. This document approves the acceptance of a means of compliance (MOC) related to the FAA’s Final Rule on Remote ID (RID) for those manufacturing UAS and/or RID broadcast modules. […]
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  • Update to the FAA DroneZone and Registration & Renewal Process August 9, 2022
    You may have noticed that the FAA recently updated the DroneZone website. Below is an updated guided walkthrough for registering and renewing your FAA registration on the updated site. To Register:Go to faadronezone.faa.gov. When you are on the webpage, select the Create Your Account link in the box that says […]
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  • Remote ID Deadlines Draw Near July 18, 2022
    As most of you know, the FAA’s Final Rule for Remote ID of Unmanned Aircraft was released on December 28, 2020, and published on January 15, 2021. In that rule, the FAA outlined three ways that UAS operators can comply with the upcoming Remote ID requirement: Standard Remote ID 1) […]
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  • The Domestic Counter-Unmanned Aircraft Systems National Action Plan May 9, 2022
    Recently, the Biden administration released the Domestic Counter-Unmanned Aircraft Systems National Action Plan. This plan seeks to safeguard recreational and commercial UAS use in the national airspace while protecting against nefarious and malicious UAS use by allowing more federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to have enforcement authority over […]
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  • AMA Government Affairs Team Visits Washington D.C. May 4, 2022
    Recently, the AMA Government Affairs team traveled to Washington D.C. The week started off with an FAA workgroup visiting a local club’s flying site to discuss remote ID and the FAA Recognized Identification Area (FRIA) application process. As one of three ways to comply with the Final Rule for Remote […]
    Holly Silvers
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