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FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 Signed

FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 SignedAMA

FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 Signed The President of the United States has officially passed the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. The following letter from the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) discusses what to do next.  Dear Members, President Trump today signed the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 into law, which contains several provisions relating to our hobby. As we previously mentioned, AMA championed some…

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Is The Hobby Industry Toast? What’s Next

Is The Hobby Industry Toast?AMA

Is The Hobby Industry Toast? AMA Weighs In The Senate has officially passed the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. The following letter from the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) discusses what the new bill means for AMA members. Dear members, Today, the Senate passed the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, and we expect President Trump to sign it into law soon. This bill includes…

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HR 302 Passes the House – Now What?

FAA Reauthorization – HR 302 Passes the House – Contact the Senate Now! A letter from the AMA: Dear members, Today, the House of Representatives passed the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act of 2018. This bill includes significant modifications to our hobby. While some of the changes are positive, and include provisions that AMA has championed, overall the bill…

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AMA Condemns FAA Reauthorization Bill

Model Aircraft Group AMA Condemns FAA Reauthorization BillWikimedia Commons/Andy F

AMA Condemns FAA Reauthorization Bill The model aircraft group, Academy of Model Aeronautics, feels rules are too restrictive. Flying Magazine reports that the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) is rallying its members to lobby congressional representatives to vote against the latest iteration of FAA reauthorization, the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. The bill includes modifications to the Special Rule for Model…

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ALERT: Section 336 Is Under Attack

Section 336 Is Under AttackRotor Drone

Section 336 Is Under Attack.. Here Is What You Need To Know Rotor Drone reports that efforts are being made to repeal Section 336, known as the “Special Rule for Model Aircraft”. Section 336 is the reason why today’s drone pilots and generations of model-aircraft fliers have been able to fly without a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) pilot’s license, equipage…

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AMA Safety Code and Safety Handbook

AMA Safety Code and Safety HandbookAMA

AMA Safety Code and Safety Handbook Yes, we have a new AMA Safety Code, but not really. So why the change? If you read through it, you will find the Safety Code still institutes the same safety principles that have kept our hobby safe for decades. However, it is now much shorter and more succinct than the old Safety Code, and…

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AMA: Act Now Protect The Hobby

Act Now Protect The HobbyAMA

Act Now Protect The Hobby The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) needs your help to protect Section 336 and the future of our hobby. Cliff Whitney, the owner, and founder of Atlanta Hobby, UAV Experts, UAV Expert News,  and UAV Ground School, has written the representatives for the State of Georgia a letter, please consider doing the same for your state….

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Regulating An Industry Out of Existence 

Regulating An Industry Out of ExistenceJomar on Unsplash

Regulating An Industry Out of Existence Senator Johnny Isakson, Senator David Perdue, Congressman Rob Woodall, First and foremost my family appreciates all you do to represent us in the great state of Georgia. Congressman Woodall, you have personally been to my shop in Cumming, GA, and have seen what we are accomplishing in the technology and education arenas. Today, I am writing…

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AMA Response to Commercial Drone Alliance

AMA Response to Commercial Drone AllianceDiana Macesanu

AMA Response to Commercial Drone Alliance The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) has responded to the Commercial Drone Alliance’s call for a repeal of Section 336 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012, which currently prohibits the Federal Aviation Administration from regulating qualifying model aircraft. AMA’s number one priority is the safety of our nation’s skies. Through Section 336, AMA…

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