AMA Advocacy 2017

AMA Advocacy 2017Atlanta Hobby / UAV Experts

AMA Advocacy 2017 The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) sent out a statement last week regarding the AMA’s recent involvement in Washington D.C. The email can be found below: It’s been a busy week for AMA in Washington, D.C., where the government affairs team has held multiple meetings with members of Congress and other industry stakeholders to discuss FAA reauthorization and…

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AMA launches new e-newsletter

AMA launches new e-newslettersacademy of model aeronautics

AMA launches new e-newsletters for helicopter and multirotor enthusiasts On Tuesday, March 16, AMA released its first issue of a new, twice- monthly e-newsletter: Model Aviation Media Minute! Media Minute is designed to give you a quick look at stories that you might have missed from Model Aviation magazine and our other media channels.Through our various media outlets, AMA works…

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FAA Issues New AD for Super Decathlons

FAA Issues New AD for Super Decathlons Over Cracked Hinge ConcernsAmerican Champion Aircraft Corp.

FAA Issues New AD for Super Decathlons Over Cracked Hinge Concerns The FAA is requiring inspections on the American Champion airplanes over a report of a cracked aileron hinge. The FAA has adopted a new airworthiness directive, effective Wednesday, in response to a report of an event aboard an American Champion Aircraft Corp. airplane. Specifically, a pilot reported dealing with…

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SEFF Week 2017 April 24- 30th

SEFF Week 2017 April 24- 30th

SEFF Week 2017 – All The Info April 24- 30th, 2017 The World’s Premier Electric RC Flight Event The Fayette Flyers of Georgia are pleased to announce America’s premier electric flight festival, SEFF. Hosted at Mac Hodges field in Americus GA, which features a flat green 1,700ft Bermuda grass runway with clear open skies! Pit area and parking are abundant for…

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Over 450,000 Hobby Flyers Have Registered

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Over 450,000 Hobby Flyers Have Registered. So Why Does Fighting FAA’s Drone Registry Still Matter? Article Source: John Goglia via Forbes The FAA decision last December to require a drone registry for hobby flyers was met with a firestorm of opposition by many recreational drone and model aircraft operators. Social media websites lit up with outrage over the FAA’s decision to require…

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Hobby Drones To Expose Security Flaws

Johns Hopkins Team Hacks, Crashes Hobby Drones To Expose Security Flaws

Johns Hopkins Team Hacks, Crashes Hobby Drones To Expose Security Flaws Article Source: Janet Burns  via Forbes Photo Credit: Will Kirk/ Johns Hopkins University In the past few years, an ever-expanding fleet of commercial and hobby drones has seemingly landed one achievement after another, from photographic feats to farming solutions. According to researchers at Johns Hopkins University, however, many machines in this soaring industry may be…

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Flight Evolved

Droning On: Flight Evolved launches as commercial drone operator Two Hamilton residents have launched a business flying a commercial drone for thermal and visual inspection, and 3D imaging and mapping. Jordan Rising is a commercial helicopter pilot and flies the drone while business partner and brother-in-law David Ilgenfritz operates the camera and markets the business. “The drone industry is exploding…

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