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AMA Integrates AirMap Situational Awareness Platform for Drones

The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), the nation’s largest organization for model aircraft enthusiasts, has partnered with AirMap, the world’s leading airspace management platform for unmanned aircraft.

The AMA has a long history of safe, responsible flight and is dedicated to the advancement and safeguarding of model aircraft activities. Now with AirMap, the AMA has the ability to increase existing education efforts and provide sUAS pilots with the knowledge that they need to operate within the rules and regulations of the national airspace.

“AMA is excited about our new partnership with AirMap. The tools that AirMap provides will be a real asset in helping to educate our members about sUAS and help ensure that we continue to fly safely and responsibly,” said Dave Mathewson, AMA executive director.

“Having begun my aviation career as a modeler, I know first-hand the immense value AMA provides hobbyist UAS operators,” said Ben Marcus, CEO of AirMap. “We’re excited to partner with AMA to bring its members the most accurate, up-to-date airspace intelligence for planning and flying their missions.”

With the AirMap web, iOS, and Android apps, AMA pilots can:

  • Locate an AMA club flying field.
  • View airspace rules tailored to the context of their missions.
  • Plan and manage flights, including future flights.

AMA pilots with a Part 107 license can also use AirMap’s mobile apps to request digital Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) authorization in US-controlled airspace at participating locations.

For more information about AirMap, or to download the AirMap app, visit http://amaflightschool.org/educator/airmap.

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